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Gopalakrishnan Ramaiyer. now settled in Chennai for condensing our email exchanges into this Q & A format. Q2. Good question! It will be astonishing to you if I say that Sri Varaha moorthy has performed sradha first. even while Bhokthas are taking food. the summarized Q&A below is out of our various e-mail exchanges on the subject. Q4. Bruhaspathi known as Vaadyar. You can refer it to clarify many of your . The Questions some times you may see as something you always wanted to ask and get the Answer. Your answers make me more curious. It is interesting to note that you are more curious. Sage Bodhayana has co-ordinated the procedures for Sraadha. We are in a fast moving world. I have heard Sraadha has to be performed by self. Sir. Dear Sir. But due to the elaborate procedures and complexities in them. One sradha niyama authority is vaidyanatheeyam or Vaidyanatha deekshitheeyam. In fact. Can they wait so much? However it is apt to perform sraadha so that the Bhokthas take their food in the afternoon. you will read Sri Rama performed Sraadha for Dasaratha himself Q3. Now it has become order of the day to invite Sasthrikals. I hope this much will satisfy your question. I am thankful to Mr. Q1. Sir is it correct that Sraadha has to be performed in Aparannam. But his procedures are lengthy. What is your view? A3. I hope after reading this you will not get displeased with either sasthrikals or Bhokthas if they come a little late by 11 AM or so. through the FAQ pages of this website. If you refer Ithihasa (The History) Ramayana. Again Sraadha niyama say so. Is it possible? A2. In fact it is the compression of the various questions put to me in different occasions by visitor Sri R. Gopala Krishnan who is a retired officer from BSNL Trivandrum. For instance. Can the present day kartha and Bhoktha can remain that much time? Kartha or Bhoktha can be a sugar patient. Kartha is to continue performing the lengthy Jayathi Homa. I hope this reply satisfy you. You would have heard lengthy manthras for Bodhaya soothra while you perform annual upakarma. Sraadha niyama say so. After having his some doubts cleared on Gaya Srardha. Where can we have sraadha niyama now? A4. Sir. Gopala Krishna has written many mails asking for clarifications in our Srardha and TharppaNa procedures. The answers are given in simple understanding manner. we seek the Sasthrikals known as Bruhaspathi or Vadyar to guide. Sir – Who has performed sraardha first? Who has coordinated the procedures for the sraardha we perform today? Has any body amended it? A1. This question & answer is prepared to have an enlightening about Sraardha and Tharpan. Mr.QUESTION & ANSWERS ON SRARDDHA & THARPAN Introduction. These procedures are later amended by sage Apasthambha which is the basis of Sraadha Niyama now we follow. You have said Sradha Niyama two times to me.

Rudra and Aditya. pithrulokam. You have asked why we refer in Sradha Vasu Rudra Aditya swaroopaya. Rudra and Aditya deities the sraadha offerings are taken to all invitees. I hope this gives satisfactory answer to you. During sraadha we feed only one Bhoktha. this book also clarifies on Aasaucha sadakam. As an appendix. Now I put it to you. compiled and translated by Sri Venkatrama Shastry and Sri Ramamoorthy Shastry. If you are going to invite a relative and his friends too are there will you invite your friend only? Why for courtesy call others too? Will we not send them too some compliments through him? One bhoktha whom you invite represent the pithru for whom sradha is performed. Sir. This indirectly hints pithru is another deity like viswamdeva (Viswedevas).doubts. They reach their destinations by various steps.600 004 Latest edition: Third. This is another question in my mind for a long time. depending on their merits and punya bhalam. It is told by identifying the invited bhoktha with Vasu. This question was in my mind for a long time. Usually Vasu is pithru deity for whom sraadha is done. The set procedures as told are followed. the souls wander from one location to other. Even if the pithru is in nether world he is to be brought by Viswam deva only. As I first said the explanation is sookshma. Dear Sir. For your question Viswam deva is both. I can give you the details of this book since you are very curious. Sanskrit College street. Why doubt? The ultimate destination being Kailasam aka Paramapadam. There are many books in other languages too. This is sankalpa. If so what happen by performing sraadha to a pithru reached . How ever I will answer the question in simplest manner. You are performing sraadha to the pithru who has left on that thithi. the book is really a boon as the price is astonishingly very very little comparing to its worth. Chennai . Rudra and Aditya represent other pithru deities whom you invite. Sir. Sir Do our pithru reach swarga? A7. The actual paramapatham. I think you could get one copy from them. Rudra Aditya swaroopaya and pithrus from three generations? I hope I am making you to think putting questions of elaborative nature. A6. Surely the answer to this question is rather than elaborative they are sookshma in nature. We identify him in addition with Sraadha deities Vasu. I will try to answer all your queries. Srivaikuntham or kailasam are one and the same as per the philosophical readings. Title: samkshEpa dharma sAstram . you have said depending on the merit the pithru reach Paramapadam. Basically understand in Sraadha a set of procedures is followed to recollect the pithru. I think you are going deeper in to sraadha. Q5. Excuse me sir. #6. Many of these procedures have inner meanings too still not fully explained or can understand from the sraadha books. devalokam. Q6. Just for your information. This is actually a Tamil translation of smrithi muktAphalam. 1990 This book deals with many other topics too. They are sradha deities. at the behest of srI KAnchi ParamAchAryAl in 1985. Do Viswamdeva (Viswedava) escort or guide the pithru? A5. Q7. Since you are at present settled in Chennai. etc. If you go through the manthras you will learn not only three generations but jnatha Anjatha pithrus too you invite and feed. Q8. Then how do we call Vasu. named as vaidhyanAdha dhIkshithIyam. Publishers: Heritage India Educational Trust. Mylapore.

Mr. Is it too sooshma to explain? A8. I am happy you are showing so much interest. Why there are these two types of sraadham? Sir. Do not think I am philosophical and too much pondering. Gopala Krishnan. distant cousins who left the earth. Sir. Well asked an important question. The very basic reason for having prescribed to perform it for three generation is the most vital part of the value added srardham. when you perform the srardham with homam. Q10. I am too much happy to answer you … Ok. But having no way to know the facts. We are also becoming Apasthamba some times!!! Q11.the seventh time offering is to Njaathi -i.Swarga. grand and great grand parents. Actually it has to be performed only on the next day. then through the Brahmmana Bhojanam and then lastly through the Pinda pradhanam (For Sama and Rg . Hiranya sraadha is told for people who have got certain limitations like very aged and not able to perform the long procedure srarddha etc. The Tharpanam question on sraadha day came to my mind and I raised it. Pithamaha & Prapithamaha . Sir.) <STYLE="MSO-BIDI-FONT-WEIGHT: normal?So. My questions on sraadha are not over please. <STYLE="MSO-BIDI-FONT-WEIGHT: normal?All capacitate (it is not financial alone but physical and mental too) people should perform sraadha with Homam. Is your entire query on sraadha is over and I can take a relief? Surely It is local codification in course of time.<STYLE="MSO-BIDI-FONT-WEIGHT: navy? color: normal. we are instructed to continue the srardham till our lifetime. died at unknown place. you are correct.. Sir. grand & great grand parents reached the abode. pithrupyapcha. <STYLE="MSO-BIDI-FONT-WEIGHT: normal?A11. Why? If by any chance. What if none of them wandering but all reached safely to the Kailasam or the Paramapadam? It will benefit Njaatha ajnjaatha pithrus. Do the tharpanam done on sraadha day itself at the end is not as per niyama? <STYLE="MSO-BIDI-FONT-WEIGHT: normal? A10.first through the agni swaroopam. Here too. (Njaathaagnjaatha. I have a doubt. Jnatha Anjatha Here.e. after offering twice each to Pithru. However some thing done is better than not done. Sir.It is not you are going philosophical but it is a desire to know more on sraadha. even if our parents. True benefit is only achieved through performing Srardham with HOMAM! Only when performed with homam. let the seventh step offering reach them – that is for the Sahothra njaathi. who might have left without any kriya/kainkaryam performed for many reasons (No issues. these are given thrice to the parents . nobody knows who is who when left. Sir. we do it not only for the parents who left. In case of anyone who left without any such ceremony performed. or some of them with issues but they never cared to perform the rituals from the beginning etc. but also for three-generation viz. yathaa swaahaah:) By doing this seventh Ahuthi with Havis that reaches to the Sahothra Daayathi. etl. Sir. then it is for them to gain through this srardham. Many perform Hiranya sraadha in place of sraadhan with Homam. Am I correct if I say it pertain to sahothra? <STYLE="MSO-BIDI-FONT-WEIGHT: normal?A9. But it has become practice of the day in context of sasthrikal and Kartha. if our parent reached the destination but any of the grand parents left wandering. Sir. Hiranya sraadham as per rules is to be conducted by those who are physically not capable and much aged or who are extremely poor. When we offer the seventh pinda during sraadha it go to Jnatha Anjatha pithrus. it is for us to continue the <STYLE="MSO-BIDI-FONT-WEIGHT: normal?thithi srardham till our life time only for those who might have fortunate. Q9.

I know there are different types of sraadhas. it is known as ishta pandhi. There is Atma pinda sraadha with special manthra too. viswedeva. they can perform it even in the absence of one’s wife during the Srarddha. During the each for the post of Brahmma. late Sri Mukkur Lakshminarasimhachariar. too can eat. they perform only after the fifth day..without knowing the values! In hiranya sraadham there is no pithru sesham. It can be taken by close relations and by sagothra too.Adhamam The Madhima factors . very specifically for an article series in Kalki "Kurai Onrum Illai Govinda") has given some hints on the Srardha procedures. who are advised to perform Jala srradha and Hiranya sraadha? <STYLE="MSO-BIDI-FONT-WEIGHT: normal?A14. if one wish.Madhimam Bruhaspathi & Bhokta Pithru . (who was very popular for his divine writings in many periodicals. after offering to Bhoktha? A12. in those days when there was monthly period for the wife how did the kartha-performed sraadha? Now a day the problem may not appear perhaps by taking medical assistance. Sir. . In Sama Veda sampradaya. But in Srivaishnava Thenkalai sampradaya. after Kartha’s wife taking bath. allowed their female family member with periods to stay elsewhere during and earlier day of sradha. Vishwedeva & Pithru . Oh. In Rig Veda’s followers too it was the same. Only on doing these three steps..Vedhis three pindams and for Yajur Vedhis with six pindams – and for Bhodhayana soothra followers it is 24 Pindams!).Uthamothamam. He even wrote an article in one of the Kalki Deepavali supplement and I give the contents here below for the readers to take a note. Madhima & Athama paksha: The Uthama factors: Srardha with Homam With five Brahmins . <STYLE="MSO-BIDI-FONT-WEIGHT: normal?A13. where any one who is not related. Hiranaya sraadha I have already replied. children below the age of 7 years are allowed eat the srardha food. Q14. In normal terms. for every sect and sub-sect. They used stay at a distance. I hope after reading this answer at least able people will perform sraadha with Homam. Bruhaspathi.<STYLE="MSO-BIDI-FONT- WEIGHT: normal?In those days.Srardha without Homam but only with sankalpam: . Pithru & Vishnu . Viswedeva. Sir. The pithru seasham is known blessings directed to us which is left untouched by many . Q13. One has to eat this pithru seasham to gain the benefits of the srardham <STYLE="MSO-BIDI- FONT-WEIGHT: navy? color: normal. Pithru and Sri Mahavishnu as Srardha Samrakshaka. other Gothra persons do not share the srardha food. thinking of the present day cubicles and flat system and apartments!!!!. they used to add a word in sankalpam “rajaswala aasoucha nivruthiyartham” and then perform the Graha suddhi to continue with the ceremony. It appears you are coming to practical sides<STYLE="MSO-BIDI-FONT-WEIGHT: navy? color: normal. where you won’t even hear them.Uthamam Bruhaspathi. But in Yajur Veda followers. However. which is the main blessing of pithru. My question sir. then the remainder cooked rice becomes Pithru sesham. Q12. in villages they had a very big place at backyard for the women to take shelter during the inconvenient periods. The Srardha niyama in three different types with each having values on Uthama. How ever I will give one more clarification and express the srardha niyama as explained by my distant cousin. Bruhaspathi. (Even hearing them talking during their periods was not allowed and mostly restricted to few house members). Normally. who all can take food prepared for sraadha. Another important question is coming to my mind Sir.

i. No bhojanam but only offering raw rice. And still. Monthly Tharpanam is not pithru feeding. Very good. now you have come to related topics. It is to get their blessings. for them Sukla paksha/Krishna paksha each fifteen days counts as day and night. Please clarify.this is known as Aama srardham. it is not you only.Adhamam Adhama factors . if one cannot do any of the above for varied reasons. It. Q16. then just only with plain water! If age factor and monetary considerations are not favourable. the period of day & night and months are quite different in different logam. obstacles and failures in many ways. then Dakshinayanam & Uthrayanam period of six months each stands for them as a day and night. raw banana with pulses. one has to perform to the minimum possible way. Actually.Uthamam . Sir. with Sankalpam: offering to 3 Brahmins .Visvedeva. Sree Krishna offered him Gurudakshina after praying to Lord Varuna and Going to the nether world bringing back his deceased son… Though you have not asked. causes childlessness. still I like to clarify a little bit about tharpan in this context. There are six worlds above us and seven worlds below us. In this context I hope you recollect the story of sage Sandipani.e. If they reach the deva gana status. just like the one in the planets and celestial phenomena.Uthamam offering to two Brahmins . Sri Mahavishnu and Bruhaspathi . Please note pithru ned not be in pithru loka or deva loka.Uthamam sankalpa Srardha without homam but with two bhoktas . I will discuss further on tharpanams if you have any query on it . Q15.No homam. but many have this confusion. Pithru do not get hungry as we. As I said earlier in my answer there are certain sooshma instructions. If pithru's happen to be in pithru logam.Viswedeva & Pithrus + Vadyar . For the first one year after death we offer masikam-monthly feeding. jaggery etc.visvedeva. What is pithru dosha? Does this appear on account of non-performance of sraardha? A15. If one cannot even afford the Thila (seasame).Madhimam offering to only one Brahmin . This question is regarding a very big confusion in my mind. A16. sick and disabled. A few replied back to me it is a month and not one year. Pithru. Here I will add a little bit more so that my point will be further enlightened. For pithru this feeding is sufficient. Sir. Annual sraadha . Once I wrote in the Yahoo iyer 123 group for pithru 1 year is equal to a day. The pitru dosha is supposed to be caused by non-performance of sraardha rites.if one is so poor. And Sri Lord Krishna wants at least a TharpaNam by offerring it to the Vishnu Padam (only. This is the procedure followed now. After annual sraadha once in a year. Dear Sri Gopala Krishnan. Many confuse that tharpanam is for feeding pithru. by Sankalpam with Hiranyam. Pithrus . aged and poor can do the srardham just only with TharpaNam!).Madhimam Sankalpa Srardha without homam but with only one Bhokta + vadyar . If they have reached Devaloka it is ones a day. sick.Sankalpa srardha without homam but bhojanam to three Brahmins plus vaadyar .Adhamam Adhamoadhamam: Offering to only one Brahmin that too without any sankalpa mantra . This mean once in 12 days. it was said to perform at least the Thila TharppaNam on that day and offer it to the Vishnu padam to remember the Thithi! This is the least one can afford .

I hope this answer is convincing you. with the help of a learned person. How do you justify it if timely meals just like a sick patient is to be given to the pithru. . Not at all sir. On extreme conditions only it is permitted. I hope you are satisfied with the reply. Bhokta failed to turn. Q 17. Once again I emphasize the point .then why postponement is approved? Yes.Pithrus appear only on the day of srardham and if failed . You know it very well. It is very simple logic to answer your question why it should not be proponed . One compulsory rule one among them. If you are taking meals at 1 PM regularly you will feel hungry and turn to dining table only by that time. I am expecting more and more questions. I answered postponement of sraadha is permitted on extreme conditions. They will not turn up earlier. The Abvyooham known as nandhi srardham is known for "KaaraNa nimitham" i. if sraadha can be postponed why it should not be advanced? Can you kindly clarify? A 18. It is to seek their blessings for the special occasion. Shall I start with a simple example. Incidentally are you not having any questions on Tharpan? I will answer your question now. you can postpone the thithi sraadham but cannot advance it!” These are the main rulings. one can invite the departed souls only on pre-laid conditions per sastra for some reasonable functions as Nandhi srardha only. Excuse me sir. till the normalcy returns! Or if any death take place amongst one's close relatives (aasoucham) one can postpone srardha to the day when aasoucham is over.e. You will put the question. again the same example for easy understanding . From your way of putting the questions I understand very well your intentions of clarifications. then also you can postpone it to a convenient day. But everyday if you have to wait surely will you not become angry? Refer my answer for postponement of sraadha. mutiny. There is no over-feeding amounts on the "kaaraNa nimitham" since this is for a specific special purpose.(1) If Vadhyar. Am I embarrassing you too much? A19. Q19. (2) If due to war. Can we postpone/advance to any earlier or later thithi? A17. Particularly if you are having any health problem timely food is a must. This is just like your impatience to have the food in my example. We normally perform sraadha on a specific given thithi of the month of death. The same rule applies to sraadha conducted in Punnia kshethras like Rrameswaram. Sir. one can postpone the same to any other convenient day. Other pithru days are not counted as a disturbance as they do expect these on given days. It is desired sraadha be performed on the fixed thithi only. Similar is the case of the pithru. Q18. These are classified under Dharma sasthra. There are some stipulations one has to follow for every ritual. It is an untimely calling. Kasi. you may (Have to?) wait. Gaya etc. I hope you are contented with this reply.-we perform Nanthi (Nothing but a variation of sraadha in my thinking ) on a convenient date before any auspicious function. like . Prayag. Excuse me sir. It is just like any other festivity that we take special meals than the regular and unusual. then they visit on all subsequent days till it is performed. However there are some exceptions told in the scripts. Either earlier or later you may not go. Mr Gopala Krishnan. calamity etc. for a specific go to the dining table and if your wife say just wait another 10 minutes. Since you have asked I will add a little more on nanthi sasthra which may give some more informations to you about it.

that much one can be sure of! But I think in many areas crow taking the pinda rice immediately is considered as pithru satisfaction of the sraadha performance. the crow will eat it and cleanse the place neatly!.When you do the Nandhi srardham. it is believed. wherever they might reside are linked to us and surely there is no question arises of our disturb/botheration to any soul. I can give an interesting piece of information after giving the Vayasam . What do you think? Now. researchers say. let us think on the rationale way. I have a few more questions on sraadha. As a matter of fact. The Sasthra says to do it. (Even the researchers agree. that the coming generations too will benefit from the pithru's blessings. Respected Sir. it is quite different one from the one used in the North or Eastern India. Can it be offered to cow if crow do not turn up? A20. most of our rituals are surely based on local conditions and the practices we follow are that most suited to the place we dwell in. I have heard in certain houses even crow will be impatiently waiting for the second Kartha keep the pinda for its eating. it is said to be directed to all the 14 Lokams so as to get the blessings from all. If from the west side Aiswarya And if from north side of the ball if it eats then pithru's are not fully contented happy over the ritual. Now sir. if any other creature dies. when the availability of such and such things are rare. Whether rat or any other dead animal. Why so? Surely. it is said to be a good omen. then the message is carried/uplifted to the pithrulogam. crow will eat . But the fact is. It takes away every bit of dirt that if left that would contaminate the surroundings. then some sort of trouble is impending. It is the most reserved and alert bird. Crow is an environmental cleansing agent. Even the Almanac known as Panchang we use in the south . If it takes from the south side. whoever. surely I have questions on Tharpanam but they are few in number since you have clearly stated already it is for the blessings and not feeding. Niyathi is to offer pinda to crow and before the bhoktha get up after meals. In such places we can adopt local conditions. When a srardha/tharppana mantra is recited at any location and if a crow flies across even a furlong away. Rithu/ayana etc are different from one other and it is purely based on the climatic & topographical conditions of each place.pindam to the crow: If it eats the rice from the ball from east side.Why the pinda is offered to crow. Q20. I have heard that in certain places Crow do not turn up. Are we not changing many things suit to local conditions? One needs to be practical to give merit to the ethics. Yes. I hope this answering though gone lengthy has input a lot more information . I will put the next one . Crow is said to be a carrier/messenger for the pithrus. When an Earth quake is about to take place. What if four crows at a time eats from all directions? Surely our present life continue. crows should be start eating pinda. required. crow is the first creature to be watched as it feels the shock even before it strikes!!). crow has a special power even to uplift the ether waves and some sort of unknown signals lengths. the phonetic wave vibrations are taken from one station is just uplifted with its wings. then one need to abide by the sastra but leave the matter to almighty! Be practical to the minimum extent.

I fully agree with you. The entire month bhoktha and his family has to survive on the dakshina. 5. married and a family man and with no physical handicappedness. 2. In Srivaishnava. Q23. As far the Lords. He should not be from the same Gothra as that of Kartha. Bhoktha can partake maximum seven sraadhas in a month. He should refrain from family life on the previous day. In general the Nakshatra for birth and thithi for death is taken. neatly dressed and should have taken oil bath on the day. 8. my next question. First one is whether thithi or nakshathra of death is to be reckoned? In Kerala Nairs follow Nakshathra. Try to conduct sraadha earlier. On the sraardha day too other than the food taken no meals should be taken in the night. I think you agree if I state such a bhoktha has to be fully compensated with Dakshina and other forms .it. Sir. 1. I am not able to say why . Surely I will. And for the Pithru’s it the Thithi is important because. 7. at least he must a be a person doing his daily Gayatri Japa. He should partake only in one sraadha on a day. He should have fasted the previous day. Q21. In the present world surely your query is justified for elders. He should be clean. Though lengthy the answering was very very nformative. This applies to Bhoktha too. Sir. Sir. Can you elaborate rules regarding the Bhoktha sir? A 22. (Few for the festivity consider Pusyha/Rohini). as the Pithru locational calander is based on fifteen days Sukla/Krishna paksha is a day for them. 6. even a fraction of seconds of Sapthami is not to be there for Sri Krishna Jayanthi.. In Calcutta star is found followed according to one sraadha book in Bengali I have read. However. and if a crow dies . 3. no other creature will touch the dead crow. He should be fairly healthy. it is the one and same applicable as they too were born and departed souls in this earth! These are my assumptions and there is no syllable I can quote. Nampoothiries too if I recollect. If not done the Veda Adyayanam fully. it is to bio-degrade itself with the soil !! Yes. the thithi is given importance by many and the nakshatra is given importance by others. I admit the fact. for the Lords. For the sanctity of the bhoktha these are all the must. A23. Q 22.oh. 4. then insulin and morning food after it are important. And above all. At least while performing sraadha.Now a days practically it is impossible to remain till aparanna with out even taking coffee or milk for elderly and sick people. I have three more questions in my mind before I put my queries on Tharpan. This is very important. If a kartha or bhoktha is having high Blood sugar. If your ill health do not permit to remain with out taking any thing till sraadha completed take some thing .Now I will give the clarification. even if Rohini slips out! The reason for this is as we live on this earth it is to be taken according to this planets rotational movements that falls in the Nakshatra.two hours time do not take any thing. What is your opinion on it? A21. What I feel is your sinceority to conduct sraadha is most important. May be I have not come across any such notations on this. Thank you. Sir. These are all my personal opinions. Surely a good question you have asked me .

2. First I will answer Why this Gaya sraadha is made important. one needs to do. where the Lord Himself has set His foot. I think I have put forth queries which needed answer in mine as well as from many peoples mind. To help it’s followers. I want an elaborative reply from you regarding their importance and why they are important. thus signifying the offering the Pindam directly to the Vishnu Padam. Q24. A srardha performed near any of the Sacred river-side known as Jeeva Nadhi is always has multiple benefits. Continuing sraadha will surely feed Jnatha Anjatha pithrus if our pithrus have gone to their destinations. I hope this reply is elaborate as you desired. perform the Theertha Srardha once in their lifetime. Prayag. in most cases. The Gaya Srardha has no equations. Thus expecting the entire Sanadhana Dharma followers will be visiting once in their lifetime. Q25. It is the specialty of Vishnu Padam location.Thank you very much for patronizing my site. affection and care for the departed persons. as the aim and intention is the same. which counts much more benefits. out of pure love. Yes sir. let what come the cost. And when it comes to Gaya. the visitors sincerely and honestly perform it there. After Gaya sraadha. and specifically sraadha performed at Rameswaram. As stated earlier. Here in Gaya. the settlement of Brahmin communities was imminent. More so. Also. as Vishnu Padam is located. Some obstructions in some way come in their way. Kasi or Sethu known as Rameswaram. A24. irrespective of your faith and membership of one’s sect.srardha should not be conducted as per star. Gaya sraadha is equivalent to performing 60 annual sraadhas. In your one earlier query I had clarified already the following points which I may add here too for the benefit of visitors: 1. Above all some destiny take us there…. it was widely given much more importance in Srardha Niyama. My last question is about the queries itself I have put forth so far. Sir my next question is about theertha sraadha. Above all. Now let us proceed with your other questions on TharppaNa niyama. Your queries are thought provoking. There are even persons perform sraadha for Jnatha anjatha pithrus too for punniam. . conducting sraadha should not be discontinued. each Mutt or Sect has established it’s branches to facilitate the visitors of respective sect to do the ordained ritual. it is the gifted souls that reach their to perform the srardha – either in the belief of weeding off their sins. in Gaya the Lord’s feet print (only in single) known. it has more value. being the important place where Sri Mahavishnu’s footprint known as Vishnu Padam is located. It adds to punniabalam. And only the gifted one does perform the Srardha here. they made every available source to render its services to the needy. A25. Banaras and Gaya. Sir. to relieve the souls and send them to their ultimate destinations. Thus Gaya srardham gets highest merits to add punya-bhalam to the coming generations in a flow. Really I too feel so. the mantra vidhi is all the same for every one! Another important thing-Every body who simply desire to go are not able to go to these places. as these places are mentioned as Punya-Kshetra. I too feel this Q&A will be benefiting to the visitors to my site . you can perform the srardha from any other mutt also. or to gain to punyabhalam.

not on the 12th day. Here again. vamsa vrudhi and saubhagya one performs the ordained rituals. bhalavrudthena karmavyaapi. Can you intimate me the Source References for your answer that tharpan is for blessings? A5. No. There is no known authority for advancing sapindi to 12th day. (VidhivihitreNa tharppana:. Q3. As a rule. Here I add this too is sookshma. Q5. Q2 Sir. Guna vruthena saukyobava:). Does it suprise you? Truly. Only when the dead body is taken out. I have read tharpan has to be started after sapindi for departed male soul. Q1. The Dharma Sastra bestows many rights only to a son. the oldest practice is to perform the Kriya. This is the reason given by some vadyars to start the tarpanam only after one year . Then only why tharpan for mother is not performed can be clarified to you. I hope this simple answer is sufficient. This topic is more related to Tharpan and I am happy you put it in the correct context. One should never perform the Tharpan immediately after some other family member leaves the home for outstation. Here my answer is a little elaborate. You have already clarified many times Tharpan is not pithru feeding. Surely.Sudheevilochanam – Pithrumethasarvyaagyaanam by Vaidhika Sarvapoumar . Now it is the practice to perform sapindi on 12th day. can one perform tharpan after some other family member leaves the home for outstation ? A4. For answering your query Source References are availed from: 1. Are not the daughters equal? Once a woman marries. Only the mantra roopa "hitham.So you get blessings of the pithrus by tharpan Irrespective of the place where pithru stay. Sir. Here. These are all sooshma. Since srardha feed is done individually. QUESTION & ANSWER ON THARPANA. they never starve because of not doing tharpanam since tharpan is for blessing. male vamsavali is only counted as genetical factors and no female vamsavali is known to be taken. just on the male vargathavya. This is the prevailing status in Hindu dharma for living souls. Sir. they never would have thought that the sabindeekarnam too would be advanced to the 12th day instead of 12th month. What you have read is correct Mr. the Tharpana niyama is in mantra roopa and hence it is not amounting to feeding. she belong to another gothra. then persons younger to the departed to prostrate while taking the body for cremations. Dear Mr Gopala Krishnan. if the father's death occur late?. the thrappanam only is given to the males. Likewise. swathaa nama: tharppayami" and no where it is mentioned whether-where they live or stay put . the tharppana only begin after the departure of the male counter part and till then no tharpanam for female. She becomes the head of the family. I hope my quotings fully satisfy your query. It is for the Kula vrudhi . But for the male counterpart. one should not prostrate a person while leaving for out of station from the home.So. Q4. thithi maasyam every month and then Sabindeekaranam in 12th month. Then why tharpan is not started from the first month? A3. How and where did we err? According to all the Srardha niyama books and scripts. Sir. And the tharppaNam is entirely for the benefit of more gains through blessings . If so why we are conducting tharpan? A1. Gopala Krishnan. the annual srardham is the only feeding and hence we do not leave them hungry.SapindikarNm is to be is to be performed only on the 12th month and then aabdeekam. If one’s mother leave to heavenly abode keeping father alive why do Tharpan is not performed till father's death? Do not the soul of mother has to bless us. any srardha with bhojanam is only the feeding. The tharpan offerings til (black seasame known as gingily) and Jal (water) reach them. According to Pithrumedha sagaram. kulavruthena argyam. For the departed souls. But pithrumethasagaram insists to perform the tharpanam immediately from the first amavasya after sabindeekaranam! So which one to follow? In those days. in those days after one year. normally only after the aabdeekam the Tharpanam was performed. then Oonam. this is the fact. A2. She is to gain all the benefits from the home she enters as an housewife.

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