[Advaita-l] Bhishma Ashtami Tarpanam

Anand Hudli anandhudli at hotmail.com
Wed Jan 24 02:17:14 EST 2018

>जीवत्पितापि कुर्वीत तर्पणं यमभीष्मयोः...says the निर्णय सिन्धु again.

As the Dharmasindhu says, the jIvatpitRka, i.e. one whose father is living,
should use water mixed with yava (barley, which, in practice, in the South
is substituted with white rice grains), and offer tarpaNa with the
devatIrtha (not pitRtIrtha), and savya position of the yajnopavIta.
jIvatpitRkastu yavair-devatIrthena savyena kuryAt. In contrast, others
would be using tila (black sesame) for tarpaNa and with apasavya and


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