elmec at GIASBG01.VSNL.NET.IN
Thu Jul 13 13:05:09 CDT 2000
Thank you for the clarification. The daily offering made to Pitr by all is
for the Pitr devathas which is just jala tarpana, and is part of the Rna
trayas. That done on amavasya day is tila tarpana for the respective pitrs
and done by only those whose father is no more.
Vidyasankar Sundaresan wrote:
> 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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