pandit for shradh in bangalore. Shradh rituals are considered very important during first year of the death.
Which literally means anything or any act that is performed with all sincerity and faith. In the Hindu religion, it is the ritual that one performs to pay homage to one’s ‘ancestors’especially to one’s dead parents. Conceptually, it is a way for people to express heartfelt gratitude and thanks towards their parents and ancestors, for having helped them to be what they are and praying for their peace. It also can be thought of as a “day of remembrance.” It is performed for both the father and mother separately, on the days they became deceased.
It is performed on the death anniversary or collectively during the Pitru Paksha or Shraaddha paksha (Fortnight of ancestors), right before Sharad Navaratri in autumn.
Many people visit Hindu pilgrimage sites to perform, Shraadha ceremonies, like Gokarna (Karnataka) Haridwar, and Gaya.