Mahalaya Amavasya – October 7th 2010

This year in the Vikruthinama Samvatsara, Mahalaya Amavasya falls on October 7th 2010. Mahalaya Paksha is a fortnight  for ancestral worship. Mahalaya Paksha precedes Mahalaya Amavasya.The pitru tarpana given during this time is a way of showing gratitude to your departed ancestors.

I am not sure about what actually is done; because in our Madhwa community women are not allowed to even enter the room. Attached below is a link which may be helpful.

1. Amavasya Tharpana


5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Anshu on September 26, 2008 at 4:55 am

    Yes you are very true. This amavasya exists and at many places, we do have holiday to facilitate the ceremony.


  2. Posted by meeraghu on September 26, 2008 at 8:03 am

    Yes, Anshu. Most places in India have holiday.


  3. Posted by visweswaran on August 28, 2009 at 1:32 am

    as this link says ramanatha swamy temple is famous for amavasya pooja i think


  4. Posted by Vidhu on October 4, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Hi Meera,

    I have few questions about Navarathri…Hope U can help me..

    1. I have seen people growing grasses and placing it in kolu for decoration..I stay in Illinois, how do I grow grass for navarathri….I want to do it & that is am asking:-)

    2. In 9 days…which of the days shd I have to perform pooja for it the first 5 days or when? and what abt lakshmi ji’s pooja…May I request U to guide me ?

    Thanks in advance:-)



    • Posted by meeraghu on October 5, 2010 at 8:40 am

      Grass is grown using wheat seeds, or rice seeds. Not sure where you can get them here, try Indian stores.

      I will post details about Dasara festival soon.


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