[Advaita-l] tarpana vichaara / vidhi

Venkateswaran N E venkatne2011 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 19 10:58:03 EDT 2017

Addressing a pitR as vasu-rudra-Aditya is as per the karta's context only,
and not the absolute status of pitrus.

The following final tarpaNa given by yajur vedis also exemplifies this.
ऊर्जं वहन्तीरमृतं घृतं पयः कीलालं परिस्त्रुतम् । स्वधा स्थ तर्पयत मे पितॄन्


On 19-Sep-2017 5:02 PM, "Bhaskar YR via Advaita-l" <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> praNAms
> Hare Krishna
> Sorry to pose a question relating to karma kAnda.
> Today being mahAlaya I was giving tarpaNa to my parents / dvAdasha pitru
> tarpaNa and all the known deceased relations.  While giving tarpaNa as we
> all know we give tarpaNa to vasu, rudra & Aditya rUpam  or rUpAM.  Is these
> pitru-s irrespective of gender (stree / pum) will be in vasu, rudra and
> Aditya form only??    And all the other deceased relations we give tarpaNa
> in vasu rUpaM / rUpAM only why it is so??   Even though they are in rudra
> rUpaM or Aditya rUpaM when their respective son / grandson/ greatgrandson
> performs shrAddha or giving tarpaNa.  For example, today I have given
> tarpaNa to my maternal uncle (mother's elder brother - sOdara mAva in
> Kannada) by saying vasurUpaM svadhAnaM tarpayAmi..but he and his son too
> passed away long back and my maternal uncle's grandson giving the tarpaNa
> to his father as vasu rUpaM  and grandfather as rudra rUpaM and
> greatgrandfather as Aditya rUpaM  by saying vasu, rudra or Aditya  rUpaM
> svadhAnaM tarpayAmi !!?? can a same soul be in vasu rUpaM,  rudra rUpaM and
> Aditya rUpaM depending upon the tarpaNakAra & his relationship with the
> deceased soul ??
> Those who know dharma sUkshma may  kindly clarify.
> My special request to Sri Anand Hudli and Sri Ramakrishna Balasubramanian
> prabhuji-s.
> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
> bhaskar
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