[Advaita-l] Peforming Pournami Tithi Pooja for my father.
bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Wed Dec 30 21:53:16 CST 2009
We are Hindus from South India. My father died during pournami Tithi. So
for the past six months when ever pournami tithi comes I pray keeping my
father's photo after which, keep part of the food placed before him to
crows and only after that we will have lunch. Unfortunately, My father's
brother passed away 2 days back.Today the 3rd day fun My doubt is can I
continue doing the pooja on Pournami Tithi or not? I would like to mention
that we stay in a separate house and my father's brother stayed in a
separate house for more than 45 years and continue to do so.
If your deceased uncle is own brother of your father, then you will have
to observe sagOtra mrutAshoucha (sUtaka) for ten days. On the tenth day
after giving dharmOdaka to your uncle, you have to do the puNyAha at your
home and continue to do your nitya devatArchana etc. after changing the
yajnOpaveeta. It seems you are following pourNami tithi pooja without
doing shAstrOkta shOdasha shrAddha ( 16 vaidhika shrAddha that needs to be
observed during the first year of father's death till vArshika) and I
assume that what you are observing on this tithi is not strictly as per
panchAnga tithi nirNaya for your father's shrAddha. If it is true, then
as a sentimental observation you can continue your practice on this tithi.
Kindly also note that even saNdhyAvanda also to be done as a nitya vidhi
till the stage of 'arghya pradhAna' without doing gAyatri japAdi digdevata
namaskAra during this ten days sUtaka period. This is what I too
observing now since my uncle (my late father's own younger brother) too
died on vaikunta ekAdashi day.
Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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