pitri tarpana

Vidyasankar Sundaresan vsundaresan at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu Jul 13 12:47:28 CDT 2000

elmec <elmec at GIASBG01.VSNL.NET.IN> wrote:

>Thank you, Sri Vaidya Sundaram, for the additional information. I really
>not know that tarpana is offered to forefathers even by those whose
>are alive !

To clarify, this is not the pitR tarpaNa done on amAvAsya days, but
part of the daily brahmayajna, where the RNa-traya (debts to devas,
Rshis and pitRs) are acknowledged. pitR tarpaNa on new moon days is
to be done only by him whose father has passed away.


bhava shankara deshikame sharaNam

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