The dark fortnight which falls in the Hindu calendar month of which is Bhadrapad which is known as the Pitr-Paksha or Mahalay Paksha all over the Hindu World. This period which is regarded to be an ideal occasion to perform rites for the deceased ancestors you have to keep their spirit of our way which you have to performed rites for the deceased ancestors to keep their spirit gratified for the year.
Pitra Paksha religious belief which was deceased ancestors which was full of Lord Yamaraja’s region which is visit their homes on the earth during this time. If you have the power of ancient then you have to go the rules. Then you have to subtle bodies of ancestors which is considered to remain gratified for years.
Pitru Paksha is the subtle which is the existence and which had requirement of our subtle or spiritual needs in the form of rites like Shraddha which is ensure a smooth passage from the physical existence to the subtle Planes. By focusing the solely on gross of the sciences, there are many of these subtle which is measured are which has been not practiced, even forgotten in western countries.
There is a Funeral rites and Shraddha which is extra from all the sides. While funeral rites it is considered inauspicious, Shraddha is auspicious and gratifying.
Pitrapaksha which are their they will developed the chance to our deceased ancestors by gratifying their spirits. As such, as we see the shraddha which is a “debt of the dead” or “ceremonies of the dead” it shows that the dead people alive among us. The Lord of death, which was Yamaraja enables the dead ones which is over come to the earth and which have to deads from the descendants. This was the work as the practice which is made to the dead petras and pitras.
Generally, considered most of desirable and efficacious when Shraddha which is performed by a son.
Pitru Paksha: Importance and guidelines for the period of Shraddh
Pitru Paksha or the period of Shraddh is a term of 16 days in the Hindu calendar that is wholly dedicated to the forefathers and ancestors. During this era, homage is paid with all due respect to forefathers and their souls in terms of donation.
Customs performed during Shraddh and their connection to Karna
A traditional routine of offering donations during Pitru Paksha is done as an act of aping Karna. In the Mahabharata, Karna was none other than a person who always helped the needy and the poor in way of donating gold and other precious things. When he died, he was given gold and other jewels to eat. In great shock he approached to Lord Indra and asked the reason for the same. Indra told him that no doubt he was pretty much helpful but he never donated food to his ancestors. So, Indra allowed Karna to go back to Earth and perform Shraddh (tribute to the dead) and pursue retrieval. It’s believed that during these 16 days one of the ancestors comes down to earth to offer blessings to their kin. Various other rituals like Tarpan, Shraddh and Pind Daan are performed in order to please them.
The ritual of Shraddh involves a male member, mainly the eldest member of the family. It’s essential to wear a ring of kush grass, as it symbolises generosity. The Kush word has been derived from Kushal Buddhi. Pind Daan is a ritual where one has to offer rice, sesame seeds and balls made from barley flour. Darbha grass is the holy grass especially used to invoke special blessings from Lord Vishnu and it symbolises growth and helps in removing obstacles from life. Holy scriptures such as Garuda Purana, Agni Purana and The Stories of Nachiketa and Ganga Avataram are auspicious during this time.