Amavasya or no moon night occurs once in every month. This is considered the most suitable time for performing the Shradh ceremony for the ancestral offerings to the departed souls. There are in total 12 Amavasya’s in a year and Phalguna Amavasya is considered to be one such auspicious occasion.
Importance of Phalguna Amavasya
According to the Hindu Calendar, Phalguna is the month which falls from March to April as per Gregorian calendar. It falls before the Chaitra month (April to May), which marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year. The last month of the year is called Phalguna and therefore Phalguna Amavasya is the last Amavasya of the year. This is one of the prime reasons that Phalguna Amavasya is considered significant for performing the Tarpan or Shradh for the ancestral offerings of the departed soul as the part of Pitru Dosha Remedies.
Why is it significant to perform Shradh on this day?
After death, the departed souls reach Pitru Loka or the world of ancestors. The need to reside until the other life is decided by the almighty. It is believed that the departed soul feel hunger and thirst but can’t eat anything, their hunger can only be satisfied by offering all forms of food through the medium of the earth. The descendants of the ancestors perform the Shradh along with the materials which are given accompanied by the appropriate mantras. These prayers and offerings reach them in one or the other form.
Performing Shradh on Phalguna Amavasya
Usually, Shradh is performed on the same date the ancestor died as per the Hindu calendar. In case you don’t know the exact date of death then Shradh can be done on Phalguna Amavasya. This day is an ideal day to perform all kind of Shradh ceremonies such as pinda daan, tila daan, and other offerings to your deceased ancestors. Our Pitrus bestow their blessings on the individual and performing puja on this day is believed to remove Pitru Dosha from your birth chart. People also donate food, clothes, and money to the poor and needy people in order to gain multiple benefits. Performing these ancestral rituals on the Phalguna Amavasya can also bring down the malefic effects that are present in your birth chart.
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Phalguna Amavasya: Attain ancestral blessings by Astrologer Amit