[Advaita-l] Bhishma Ashtami Tarpanam

KAMESWARARAO MULA kamesh_ccmb at yahoo.co.in
Wed Jan 24 03:24:06 EST 2018

Dear Anand Ji,                           Please advise as per dharmasindhu for the people of northern india, whether they can use the ata (Godhuma pindi) for Pitru trapana ?. I too observed people here using the Yagnnopavita change as prachinavaiti without tila, How far it is correct? pls suggest & advise so that i can rectify their mistakes.
Kameswara Rao 

    On Wednesday, 24 January 2018 12:47 PM, Anand Hudli via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

 >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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