pitru tharpanam

Ashish Chandra ramkisno at HOTMAIL.COM
Tue Apr 2 08:21:08 CST 2002

On Tue, 2 Apr 2002 09:11:09 -0500, Arunchandar Vasan <arun at CS.UMD.EDU>

>I am the least qualified to talk abotu this. Nevertheless, I think the way
>people do it is for three generations ahead of them. The ones prior to
>that are assumed to have reached higher abodes, and don't receive the
>pinda any more. So if X passes away, the ancestors three generations ahead
>of X are assumed to have been released from receiving this, and X's son
>performs the tarpanam for X, and his two immediate predecessor

Also, let us not forget, a realized saint's entire line of ancestors is
released and they reach, I think, Brahmaloka. Also, performing Satarudriya
Mahayajna causes the pertinent ancestor to reach Brahmaloka.

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