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Showing posts with label pitrpaksha. Show all posts

Hinduism - What Is The Parvana Shraddha?


Shraddhas are a unique sort of memorial ceremonies for the departed.

A parvana shraddha may be conducted at many times during the year, such as the new moon, but it is most usually performed during the Fortnight of the Fathers (Pitrpaksha), which occurs during the lunar month of Bhadrapada during the waning moon.

Unlike an ekoddishta shraddha, which summons a specific departed person, the parvana shraddha invokes the paternal father, grandpa, and great-grandfather first, followed by the same ancestors on the mother's side.

Although the father's ancestors are the principal receivers, the procedure is done to bestow benefits on all of these ancestors.


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Hinduism - What Is Indira Ekadashi?

 

Indira Ekadashi is the eleventh day (ekadashi) of the dark (waning) half of the lunar month of Ashvin (September–October) falls on this day.

This, like other eleventh-day observances, is dedicated to the worship of Vishnu in his avatar as the Shalagram on this day.

Most Hindu holidays follow a set of rituals, which generally include fasting (upavasa) and prayer, and offer particular blessings.

This ekadashi occurs during the pitrpaksha, the fortnight devoted to the ancestors, and it is thought that diligently honoring this festival day would result in the rescue of millions of one's forefathers from bad incarnations and their rebirth in paradise.

The name "Indira" is an epithet of Vishnu's bride, Lakshmi. 


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