Sunday, September 22, 2013

Shradh: Remember And Honour The Dead

Shradh ceremonies have begun and preparations are on full speed. Taking this opportunity we bring you this week’s newsletter with Sraddha ceremonies as the topic. We will cover all the information related to Shradh and also help you out by providing some of our services that will come in handy during these Pitru Paksha Days. 

"The songs of our ancestors are also the songs of our children." - Philip Carr

This above saying shows the connection between the past and the future very nicely. We being in the present act like a mediator between the two sides and should do the duty of thanking the past i.e our ancestors for a lovely present and present the same to our children, the future. 

Shradh is one way, one pure way to do the above mentioned. Shradh ceremonies are performed to remember our ancestors and get their blessings to have a better future. The Shradh days for the year 2013 is from 19th September to 4th October. This period of 16 days are called Shradh days or Pitru Paksha days. This ceremony is known by many names like Mahalaya Paksha, Sola Shraadh to name some. 

Click here to know the Shradh Dates for the year 2013 - Shradh Dates 2013

Significance of Shradh ceremonies 

According to Hinduism a human is born on this planet with three debts (Rin) on his shoulders, one for the Gods (Dev-rin), one for the sages and Rishis (Rishi- rin) and one for the parents and forefathers (Pitri-rin). Shradh is one such way to repay the debts and this done to please our forefathers for a blessed life that they have left behind for us. It is believed that when a person departs this world only his body is dead but the soul lives on. And it is this wandering soul that we should give salvation to (moksha). It is believed that when a soul is left the world unsatisfied it lingers without going to the netherworld, by performing the Shraddha ceremony we give the chance for the soul to attain moksha (salvation). 

By performing Shradh puja one attains prosperity, good health, wealth and the blessings of their forefathers. But at the same time not performing it would land you at the mercy of the departed souls. No One wants to be on the wrong side of this and take their wrath. 

Pitru Paksha Dosha is a dosha is which caused by doing the above. An unsatisfied soul will make you fall prey to unfortunate events like, misunderstanding between spouses, hurdles in career and education, failures in work no matter how much you try, problems in conceiving, miscarriages to name a few. But there are also remedies for this dosha. 

Click here to know about Pitru paksha and the remedies - Remedies for Pitru Paksha Dosha. 

Click here to know more about Shraddha and all the things related to it - All About Shradh 

Well.. thats all the information about Shraddha and Pitru Paksha. Now lets move onto other important things for the week. Like always we have the horoscope predictions ready for you. Just click here to reach them 

Now lets take a look at the Shraddha days for the coming week. 

  • 23 September 2013 - Chaturthi Shradh 
  • 24 September 2013 - Panchami Shradh 
  • 25 September 2013 - Shashthi Shradh, Mercury transit in Libra
  • 26 September 2013 - Saptami Shradh 
  • 27 September 2013 - Ashtami Shradh, Kalashtami
  • 28 September 2013 - Navami Shradh 
  • 29 September 2013 - Dashami Shradh 

It is believed that the period of these 16 days is inauspicious and any auspicious events like marriage, naming ceremony, house warming ceremony to name a few should be avoided. 

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