How to do Tarpan on Sarvrapitra/Mahalaya Amavasya on Oct 12, 2015

Today you can get rid of all your troubles of life. This is because today on 12 Oct. 15 it is Mahalaya or Sarvapitra Amavasya.

Tarpan Muhurat – 01:48 AM (Oct 12) – 03:55 AM (Oct 13)

How to do Tarpan

  1. Take a copper vessel and fill it half with Ganga Jal, if possible. If Ganga Jal is not available, take regular water.
  2. Fill the vessel with raw milk and add a spoon of black sesame in the same.
  3. Put some Kusha sticks in the vessel.
  4. Take a steel vessel and place it in front of you.
  5. Stand facing the south direction.
  6. Pour the liquid of copper vessel into steel vessel slowly while holding the Kusha sticks, so that they do not fall down.
  7. While pouring the liquid, chant the given Mantra – ॐ पितृ गणाय विद्महे जगत धारिण्ये धीमहि तन्नो पितरो प्रचोदयात्

After performing the above ritual, the last step is to offer food. The details of how and what food should be offered are as follows:-

Feeding someone with pure heart and soul is the true form of charity performed on the Sarva Pitra Amavasya. Tarpan process is completed after offering food to someone who need it or to the saints. Traditionally, the food is also offered to the cow, dog, crow and ants. The blessings of those whom you feed help your ancestors get salvation from the material world.

Beliefs behind Mahalaya Amavasya

Hindus believe in life after death and perform Shradh Vidhi to make sure that the soul of their previous generations go to heaven. As per the beliefs, the reason behind the problems people face in their everyday life, even without doing anything wrong is because their ancestors do not get peace or Moksha. Pinda Daan is performed to help the souls of our departed beloved ones get bliss.

If the Shradh Vidhi is done properly, we can actually reconnect with our 64 generations of ancestors who help us nullify the deadly effects of inflicted planets that stop the positive effect of favouring ones.

Category: Astrology, Festivals

Oct, 12 2015 07:44 am