TIME TO REMEMBER AND PAY RESPECTS TO YOUR ANCESTORS
importance of SHRAADH
Pitru Paksha (29th September to 14th October 2023) is a wonderful opportunity to reduce lineage karma and improve the energy flow in our lives. It is an auspicious 16 day period to express gratitude to our ancestors by performing sacred ancestral rituals and annadaan (food donation).
This provides salvation to our dear departed ones and clears their way for higher evolution. In return, we receive their abundant blessings which clears our blockages and reduces the heavy burden of our lineage karma. Very often, blocked progress is a sign of blockages in our lineage that affect every area of our life. Thus, we gain momentum in our relationships, career, abundance, progeny and every other aspect of our life.
Clear blockages to abundance, relationships, career, health and well-being
what we offer
ANNADAAN (FOOD DONATION)
During this period, Ammucare, under the ACT4Hunger banner, is performing annadaan for saints and needy people at the following powerful spiritual power centers (Haridwar, Rishikesh, Varanasi, Shirdi, Sri Sailam, Gokarna, Tiruvannamalai, Gangapur, Ganeshpuri). Wherever possible, we will get the food blessed by a priest with a sankalpam (intent) for the wellbeing of the donors.
Ancestral rituals (shraadh ceremony), using specific mantras and offerings, as per scriptural injunctions can be performed by priests, on your behalf, at the following locations – Gokarna, Puri, Kashi, Prayagraj and Gaya.
Locations for Ritual
WHAT IS TO BE DONE?
We offer our gratitude to our ancestors (both known and unknown) by performing ancestral rituals (the shraadh ceremony) conducted by priests, using specific mantras and offerings, as per scriptural injunctions. Being one of the panch mahayajnas underscores the importance of the shraadh ceremony for the wellbeing of a departed soul and one’s responsibility to perform it for the dear departed ones and ancestors.Since ages, Hindus have visited the holy rivers to perform the shraadh ceremony to honour their dear departed ones and their ancestors. The shraadh ceremony is done with the Sun as the witness and the river as the vehicle for offering the oblations to the departed. The offerings are holy water, milk, flowers, sandalwood paste, etc. and the pind – a ball made of a mixture of wheat, rice flour, sesame seeds, milk and honey. We also express gratitude by serving as much food as we can, in the name of our ancestors, to all the beings around us, from ants, insects, birds, animals to human beings as much as we can.
WHY SHOULD ONE DO IT?
The sacred ceremonies and food donation are expressions of gratitude and respect to our lineage which brings salvation to the departed souls, frees them from the pains of lower astral realms and clears their way for higher evolution. In return, we receive their blessings which provides us momentum in our relationships, career, abundance, progeny and so on.
Very often, blocked progress is a sign of blockages in our lineage that affects every area of our life. The above leads to unhooking from our past – people and situations. This lightens the lineage karma which, in turn, is reflected in our life as a lightness of existence. It purifies us immensely, thus making us energetically lighter and brighter, which consequently helps us to grow, prosper and evolve.