Introduction – Shradh paksha or Pitru paksha meaning doing tarpan of ancestors is an ancient tradition and a festival of Hinduism. In Hinduism, shradh paksha’s 16 days have been prescribed, so that we can remember our ancestors and do shradh, tarpan or offer food can be done, so that they can gain peace and salvation, by which their blessings can be bestowed on us. Those whose ancestors don’t get salvation, they get the curse of their ancestors or pitrudosha, and have to face a lot of problems in life, like kids’ problem, marriage issues, diseases, losses and don’t get success in life, that’s why get free from these doshas and their peace, pitru or ancestor pujan is done.
Why to do Pitrupujan in shradh paksha – By doing Pitru’spujan, shradh and tarpan, they get free from the process of birth and death, also accidents, diseases, ancestors or pitrus who died due to premature death and don’t get salvation and keep on roaming, for their salvation pitrupujan is extremely necessary. That’s why pitrupujan is done.
Types of Pitrupujan – De facto everyone does pitrupujan in shradh paksha, or to attain some goal, but special type of pujan and mantra chanting, recitation of hymns, homam are done and directed by us.
Benefits of Shradhpujan or Pitru pujan
By doing shradhpujan or pitru pujan, they get salvation.
Due to sudden or premature death’s dosha, pitru or ancestors have to roam around, by doing shradhpujanpitru’s attain salvation.
Due to pitrudosha kids problem, marriage problems, health problems, family problems, monetary issues occur, and by doing shradhpujan, pitrupujan problems generated in life are warded off.
Pitru’s or ancestors blessings and care are bestowed on the family race.
How is the pujan performed
Pujan is done according to the method prescribed by Vedic methods is performed by our Vedic acharyas, which result in getting all the wishes fulfilled of a person.
Vedic Pujan process
1 – Mangalacharan or prayer for success – First of all to begin the pujan all gurus, god – goddesses, family deity, ancestors etc are worshipped which is performed for the well-being.
2 – Sankalp or declaration of purpose – Sankalp is a major part of pujan, by this hosts name, surname or gotra, varna and time etc position are mentioned, pujan’s goal and a person’s wishes are declared and are perfected.
4 – Swastivachan or religious rite – Wish for the well-being, Vedic mantras are pronounced.
5 – GaneshaPujan – For pujan circle and for uninterrupted homam, Lord ganesha’spujaninvoking is done, with lord ganesha’s blessings pujan and homam’s full benefit is bestowed on the host.
6 – Kalash Pujan or water pot pujan – In every pujan and homam Kalash pujan has a special importance. Kalash pujan is symbol of completion of happiness and prosperity along-with homam.
7 – Panchangpeethpujan or pujan of five deity pujan – After ganesha’spujanpanchangpujan is performed. In panchangpujanpeeth brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh pujan and mother goddess pujan is done.
8 – Punyahvachan or wishing of auspicious day – Punyahvachan meaning good deed promise. In pujan and homam to get all the benefits, good deed promise prayers are performed for host.
9 – Navgrahpujan – Navgreh meaning nine planets (Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Rahu, Ketu) are invited, invoked and pujan is done so that bad planetary affects are discarded and good effects of planets are attained via prayer.
10 – Dikpala, lokpala and kshetrapala or guardians, people guardians and place guardians – According to the Vedic tradition 4 direction, 4 sub- directions, sky, hell and place’s deity are invited to for pujan and invocation for non-hindering is done.
11 – Main deity or all prosperous pujan – In this pujan, homam’s main deity is invited, invoked and pujan is done.
12 – Mantra chanting – After pujan, mantra chanting is done.
13 – Homam – To complete the mantra and pujan, 10th part of homam is done by mantra chanting.
14 – Aarti or Ritual or puja – For lord’s happiness aarti ritual is done.
15 – Tarpan and Marjan or saturation and purification – By doing tarpan and marjan, mistakes performed dosha’s by ignorance are silenced off.
16 – Brahman Bhoja or priests food – After the finishing of pujan and homam, priests are invited and food is offered with full devotion and deliverance, this also comes under pujan process to get the good deed affects.
17 – Prasad or food presented to an idol or deity – In the end, to get all the wishes and deeds fulfilled, priests and acharyas provides blessings and prasad is sent.
18 – Video’s Convenience – By video and audio calls, you can get connected to pujan process, full pujan done for you is made available via email and even sent on your WhatsApp number.