Archive for September 1st, 2009

Visiting India

It was quite hectic the last few weeks. With Shravana Masa, and Gowri-Ganesha Festival, it was a great few weeks as well. My India trip has been finalized. I will be leaving to Bangalore on September 11th and returning on October 6th 2009.

I will try to post from India as well, but not sure about how much time I will get to spend in front of the computer.I am going to get recipes and songs for the entire list I already have. It will be really exciting. I am also hoping to get some answers to my foot problem, which I have been suffering from years now. And of course, I am going to visit Mantralaya, and offer my prayers to Rayaru.

I will not be posting any new posts in the next 10 days. Thanks so much for all the help and support so many of you have showed.

See you all soon.

P.S:  Feel free to contact me if you need any specific song, recipe for any food made in Madhwa houses. 🙂

Mahalaya Paksha – Sept 5th – Sept 18th, 2009

The fortnight (15 days) preceding the Dasara or Navaratri is known as Mahalaya Paksha or Pithru Paksha. This period is important for honoring our ancestors. Men, whose fathers or Mothers have passed away, offer their obeisance (shraddha) to their ancestors during this period.

The last day of this period called as Mahalaya Amavasya, the new moon day, is considered as the most important day in the year for performing obsequies and rites.

This year in the Virodhiname Samvatsara, Mahalaya Amavasya falls on September 18th 2009. The pitru tarpana given during this time is a way of showing gratitude to your departed ancestors.

1. Amavasya Tharpana

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