Shradh 2017 – Pitru Paksha Importance And Rituals

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Date And Importance Of Shradh In Indian Tradition

Like every year, Ganesha suggests that you pay tribute to your ancestors in Shradh which begins on September 5, 2017 and ends on September 19, 2017.


In the Hindu religion, Shradh marks an important time for performing the ritual of Tarpan, which is a way of remembering, thanksgiving and honoring the ancestors and departed members of the family. This is done by offering them their favorite vegetarian food during the Pitru Paksha or Shradh Paksha, which comes right before Sharad Navratri. It is a token of respect to the departed souls, who are still considered an integral part of Hindu families. Pitru Paksha is considered the perfect time for performing Tarpan rituals. According to the Hindu sacred texts, rituals performed during Shradh will satisfy the ancestors. A period of 15 days (Pitru Paksha or Shradh) is dedicated to the ancestors or forefathers each year.


Auspicious Timings To Perform Shradh In 2017

It is always preferred if you perform Shradh on the death anniversary of the departed family members, but if you don’t know the date, you can perform it on the last day of Pitru Paksha or on the Sarvapitri Amavasya. There are no standard timings to perform Shradh rituals or Tarpan ceremony and it varies from region to region. Thus, one should perform these ceremonies as per his/her local custom and tradition. 


To Avoid During Shradh

Starting any new venture.

Shopping of new clothes or household items. 

Do not perform rituals in the dawn, dusk or evenings.

Avoid haircuts and shaving.

Do not eat non-vegetarian food.

Never use iron vessels for preparing or serving food.

Do not consume alcohol.


What Is Pitru Dosha?

Pitru Dosha is a negative yoga that gets created in a Horoscope if Rahu is placed in either the 2nd House, 4th House, 5th House or 9th House. Due to this placement of Rahu, a person may not be able to achieve great success despite having a lot of talent and abilities. 


You may not be aware, but the various problems that you may be facing may be due to Pitru Dosha. Want to know more about this, then  Talk to Astrologers.


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Top 4 Reasons Why You Should Perform Tarpan During Shradh In 2017:

Get The Blessings Of Your Ancestors:

In Hindu mythology, devotees believe that our ancestors protect us from the challenges of life and bless us. It’s our duty to pay respect and honor to them. If the rituals are performed with honesty,  utmost dedication, love and respect, our ancestors will be happy and protect us from all the evil energies of the universe.


Help Your Ancestors Attain Peace:

Through the assets and properties of your ancestors, you may inherit the ill-effect of their sins. Sometimes, the sins do not allow them to attain peace after death. According to Hindu mythology, after death, the soul scatters everywhere. Pitra Paksha is an occasion to pacify the departed ancestors by performing Shradh.  


Remove The Effects Of Unnatural Or Untimely Death

Unnatural deaths are a big reason for the disturbance of souls. Nobody knows when it can happen and to whom it will come. Performing Tarpan in Shradh helps remove the effects of unnatural deaths and helps the soul in attaining divine peace.  


Reduce The Adverse Effects Of Kaal Sarp Dosh And Pitru Dosha

If you are born with Kaal Sarp Dosha, you are likely to face financial or health related problems. The rituals of Shradh or Tarpan are helpful in reducing the effect of Kaal Sarp Dosha.


Apart from Pitru Dosha, the Kalsarpa Dosh is one of the factors which can block your fortune. Get the  Kalsarp Dosh Nivaran Yantra  now for protection from misfortune.


How To Perform Shradh Rituals?

-Prepare pure vegetarian dish, the favorite food of the departed person.

-Cook Kheer (sweet rice porridge) according to your family traditions.

-Offer prayers for the peace of souls of the ancestors.

-Feed cows, crows, and dogs on banana leaves.

-Serve different fruits, sweets, and cereals.

-Donate clothes and foods to the poor and old people for peace.


Where To Perform Shradh?

You should go to either of the following places on Shradh this year to get blessed and live peacefully.


* Haridwar

* Rishikesh

* Allahabad or Prayag

* Kashi or Varanasi

* Puri

* Rameshwaram


Ganesha wishes all a peaceful Shradh.


With Ganesha's Grace, 

The GaneshaSpeaks.com Team


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