Perform tarpan in Gaya Pitrupaksha 2023
Garuda Purana says that people whose mother, father, or both have died should offer water, sesame, and flowers to their ancestors between Ashwin Krishna Pratipada and Ashwin Amavasya. Tarpan is also very important to perform if the family member suffers from Pitru dosha.
Tarpan is the act of offering water to God, the Sages, the souls of ancestors, and human people and gratifying them with it.
The goal of tarpan is for God, departed ancestors’ spirits, and other entities whose names are uttered throughout the ritual to bestow happiness upon us.
Method of performing tarpan in Pitrupaksha 2022:
One anjali (Handful) of water should be taken for each god, two anjali (2 Handfuls) for Sages, and three anjali (3 Handfuls) for the spirits of departed ancestors. Three handfuls of water should be used for the Tarpan of matrutrayi (mother, grandmother, and great grandmother), whereas one handful of water should be used for the Tarpan of other female ancestors.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Why to Perform Tarpan in Gaya Pitrupaksha 2023?
A lot has been said in the Puranas about Shradh and Tarpan. In the Puranas, Shradh and Tarpan has been described at Gayaji during Pitru Paksha by many divine sages and in the Puranas, the importance of Shradh has been described and it is considered the most important to perform Shradh and Tarpan in Gaya. According to Brahma Purana, a person who performs Shradh and tarpan for the sake of his ancestors by means of shaak etc., increases his entire family and no person of his lineage becomes unhappy and no pain can reach him.
2. Who can perform Tarpan in Gaya?
- The eldest son, according to Hindu texts, has the authority to perform Shradh karma with Tarpan to the ancestors.
- If the son is married, he and his wife can do Tarpan together.
- If the eldest son is deceased, the younger son may do Pinddaan, Tarpan, and Shradh karma.
3. When to Perform Tarpan in Gaya?
Tarpan for God, Sages, and the spirits of departed ancestors should be conducted on a regular basis (daily). Tarpan is a daily practise that should be performed after a bath in the early morning. If doing Shraddha for the souls of departed ancestors on a regular basis is not practicable, one should at the very least conduct tarpan. It is best to conduct tarpan in Pitrupaksha if regular tarpan is not possible.