D ear devotees,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
All glories to Sri Mayapur dhama.
The period from the full moon of Shukla Paksha Bhadrapada month (29th Sept) to the new moon day (14 Oct) of Krishna Paksha of Ashwin month is called Pitru Paksha.
It is recommended in the sastras that in this period, one should offer Srardha (oblations) to the forefathers. One should also pray to the Lord to bestow a higher destination to his forefathers. One should also donate as per his capacity. If one cannot do yearly shaardha karma for all the ancestors it could be done once for all in this auspicious month, on Mahalaya Amavasya day is the last day of
During this time, it is also considered to be very beneficial to read the eighth chapter of the Bhagavad Gita and hear Srimad Bhagavad Katha. Also, in Srimad Bhagavatam Krishna clearly mentions:
kuru tvaṁ preta-kṛtyāni
pituḥ pūtasya sarvaśaḥ
lokān yāsyati suprajāḥ
My dear child, your father has already been purified just by the touch of My body at the time of his death. Nonetheless, the duty of a son is to perform the śrāddha ritualistic ceremony after his father’s death so that his father may be promoted to a planetary system where he may become a good citizen and devotee. (SB 7.10.22)
Although the lord Himself states that by His touch, Hiranyakasipu is liberated. Still the lord advises Prahlad to perform the Sraadha ceremony. This highlights the importance of the performing Sraadha.
During this Pitru Paksha, a special program of offering prayers on your behalf is organized by ISKCON Mayapur Online Puja Services.
We invite you to fill up the form and send us the names of your forefathers. We shall offer everyday Narasmha Tulasi Puja with prayers for your forefathers.
If you wish, you can also donate for Annadana/ Goseva/ Gita dhana/ Vastra dhana/ Dham Seva. https://www.mayapur.com/serve-mayapur/general-donation/
Any service offered in the holy dham earns 1000 times more benefit than performed elsewhere. Especially Sri Mayapur dhama being situated on the banks of Ganga, makes it more suitable for offering Pitru Paksha Seva.
Remember, this year Pitru Paksha is from 29th September 2023 to 14th October 2023.
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