Importance of Sarva Pitru Shraddha

Amavasya Pitru Paksha is considered to be auspicious to perform Shraddh ceremonies. This Amavasya is also known as Visarjani Amavasya and Mahalaya. Shraddh performed with rituals mentioned in the scriptures brings welfare. People who are unable to perform Shraddh according to the rituals should perform it on the date of the death of their ancestor in Ashwin month for their peace and welfare.

Pitru paksha  starts from Bhadrapada Shukla Paksha Purnima and remains till Amavasya.  People who are unable perform Shraddh during the period of 15 days of Pitru Paksha or the people who do not remember the date of death of their ancestors can perform Tarpan on Sarva Pitru Paksha Amavasya. On this day, the ancestors visit their home with a desire of pind-daan or tilanjali and if someone doesn’t perform it, they go back unhappy.

Mahalaya is also known as Shraddha. Maha means,“day of festival” and alaya means, “home”. Krishna Paksha is the day when ancestors visit earth and if Shraddh is not performed, then they return back to Pitrulok unhappy.

Shraddh is performed for the peaceful salvation of ancestors, which is also known as Mahalaya. If any family is suffering from Pitrudosha and poverty and are not aware of the date of death of their ancestors should perform Sharaddh and Tarpan with proper rituals and devotion on Sarva Pitru Amavasya.

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