According to Hindu mythology, the souls of our last three generations reside in 'Pitri Lok', which is known as the realm between heaven and earth. This area is led by Yama, the god of death. It is believed that when the next generation person dies, the first generation is taken to heaven and they are brought closer to God. In Pitru-Lok, Shradh rites are performed only for the last three generations.
It is an occasion to honor our ancestors. This 16-day festival is starting from 1st September and will end on 17th September this year. It is believed that during this time our ancestors come to bestow their blessings on us. It is a paying season for those deceased relatives and our ancestors. It is believed that Shradh rites help to free our souls from the cycle of life and death. Shradh Puja is very important. It is said that God Himself fulfills the wishes of the one with whom the ancestors are blessed.
Ingredients of Shradh Puja:There is no better way in this world than Shradh Puja. Ingredients for performing Shradh Puja:
Roli, vermilion, small betel nut, Raksha Sutra, Rice, Janeu, Camphor, Turmeric, Desi Ghee, Matches, Honey, Black Sesame, Basil leaves, Betel leaf, Barley, Havan material, Jaggery, Clay The lamp, cotton, incense sticks, curd, barley flour, Ganges water, dates. Shradh Puja is performed with this material. The use of banana, white flowers, urad, cow's milk, ghee, kheer, swank rice, moong, sugarcane makes the ancestors happy.
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