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Thursday, September 24, 2015

(13.1.36) What is Shraddha or Shraaddha

Shraddha - An important ritual of the Hindus 

What is Shraddha
Shraaddha is a ritual done by the person with faith and devotion for the sake of the souls of his deceased ancestors. In the Shraaddha ritual mainly the following activities are done -
Pind Dan
Tarpan
Feeding the Brahamins
Giving food to a cow, a dog and a crow.
What is Shraddha Paksh
Shraddh Paksh is a period of sixteen days which begins on the Purnima Tithi of Bhadrapad and ends on the Amavasya Tithi of Aswin Month. According to the Hindu belief the dead ancestors who reside in the Pitra Lok, receive   donations , Pind dan and food etc. which the person gives them during shraddh paksh and their souls ( the ancestors' souls ) attain peace by the rituals done by their relatives during this period.
Related Posts -
(13.1.5) Shraddha Paksh / Pitra Paksh
(13.1.34) Tarpan / What is Tarpan
(13.1.37) What is Panch Bali during Shraddh Paksh

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