Mahalaya Amavasya Tomorrow - How To Do Tarpan

In 2015, October 12 is the day when you can get rid of all the life’s troubles; because it is Mahalaya Amavasya. Let’s now go in details to make the most of this day.

Performing Tarpan can nullify the malefic effects of afflicted planets.

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Steps To Do Tarpan


  1. Get a copper vessel (Lota) and fill half of it with Ganga Jal (if not available, take regular water).
  2. Fill the vessel with milk (unprocessed, raw) and add 2 spoons of black sesame in it.
  3. Put some Kusha sticks into the water of the vessel.
  4. Take a steel vessel (Lota) now and place it in front of you.
  5. Stand facing towards south direction.
  6. Pour the liquid of copper vessel into steel vessel slowly while holding the Kusha sticks, so that they don’t fall down.
  7. While you are pouring the liquid, chant the below given Mantra:

  8. ॐ पितृ गणाय विद्महे जगत धारिण्ये धीमहि तन्नो पितरो प्रचोदयात्

  9. The last step is to offer food. Details are given below.

Food Offerings


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

If you want to know everything in detail about Pitru Paksha or Shradh, click here: Pitru Paksha 2015

Tarpan or Shradh is performed by various ways, as per the beliefs of people. You may like to read below given articles to know what our other experts say:

Beliefs Behind Mahalaya Amavasya


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

If the Shradh 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 favoring ones.

May you get a life full of happiness by the grace of God!

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