[Advaita-l] Bhishma Ashtami Tarpanam

Anand Hudli anandhudli at hotmail.com
Wed Jan 24 07:06:17 EST 2018

>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?

As far as I know, godhUma piNDa is to be used by people who are not
brAhmaNas, during the usual shrAddhakarma, not for tarpaNa. tila tarpaNa is
the norm, unless you are doing the pitR-tarpaNa as part of the daily
brahma-yajna, in which case just water is sufficient.


On Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 12:47 PM, Anand Hudli <anandhudli at hotmail.com>

> >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
> pitRtIrtha.
> Anand

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