Sarva Pitru Amavasya 2023: According to the scriptures, Amavasya i.e. Sarvapitri Amavasya falling in the month of Ashwin is considered the last day of Shraddha Paksha. After this day, Pitru Paksha ends and then Navratri starts from the next day. According to Udayatithi, the date of Amavasya is on 14 October. Since this day is Saturday, it will also be called Shanishchari Amavasya. In such a situation, on Sarva Pitru Amavasya, the ancestors will be bid farewell with Shraddha and Tarpan. In Uttar Pradesh, all the rituals of Pitru Visarjan will be completed in Varanasi, Ganga Ghats of Prayagraj and other major religious places. Tripindi Shraddha and Narayan Bali will also be performed at Pishachamochan Kund. On Saturday, on Pitru Visarjan, along with worshiping the swan form of Lord Vishnu, Shraddha, Tarpan and Pind Daan will be performed for the blessings of the ancestors. According to astrologers, due to the solar eclipse not being visible in India, devotees will get full time to perform tarpan. In such a situation, people who offer prayers to their ancestors do not need to worry, they should not have any doubts in their mind regarding the solar eclipse. Offer offerings to ancestors with full devotion and rituals. National General Secretary of Kashi Vidvat Parishad, Prof. Ramnarayan Dwivedi told that according to Udaya Tithi, this time Sarva Pitru Amavasya is on 14th October. Amavasya Tithi has started on 13th October at 9:50 pm. It will end on October 14 at 11:24 pm.
This is why Shraddha of Amavasya is important
According to the scriptures, those people who are not able to perform Tarpan, Shraddha for 15 days of Pitru Paksha or those who do not remember the date of death of their ancestors, Shraddha, Tarpan, donations etc. of all those ancestors are done on this Amavasya. On the day of Sarva Pitru Amavasya, it is considered best to recite the seventh chapter of Geeta to give peace to the ancestors and to get their blessings.
auspicious time of Shraddha
Kutup Muhurta – 11.44 am to 12.30 pm
Rohin Muhurta – 12.30 pm to 1.16 pm
Afternoon time – 1.16 pm to 3.35 pm
Keep these things in mind during Amavasya Shraddha
It is necessary to have Kheer Puri in the food on Amavasya Shraddha. The time for serving food and performing Shraddha should be afternoon. Before feeding the Brahmin, give Panchabali and perform Havan. After the meal, all the members of the house should eat together and pray for the peace of the souls of the ancestors. According to the scriptures, all the gods, goddesses and ancestors reside in the Peepal tree. It is believed that the ancestors are pleased by worshiping Peepal tree on Amavasya Tithi. Mix water, black sesame and milk in a copper pot and offer it to the Peepal tree. After that chant the mantra Om Sarva Pitru Devtabhyo Namah.
Don’t do this even by mistake
Due to solar eclipse on Sarva Pitru Amavasya, pregnant women should avoid leaving the house. Do not go to the cremation ground or deserted forest.
Do not worship Tulsi or pluck Tulsi leaves on Sarva Pitru Amavasya due to solar eclipse.
During the Sutak period of solar eclipse, worship activities are considered prohibited.
Do these measures after solar eclipse
After solar eclipse, feed green fodder to the cow also. Along with this, donate food to some helpless person. During the eclipse, wash and put Kush or Tulsi leaves or grass in all the water vessels, milk and curd in the house. Then after the eclipse ends, take out the doob and throw it away.
If the position of Sun planet is weak in a person’s horoscope, then to correct it, donate wheat, red sandalwood, jaggery and red flowers after the end of the solar eclipse. He will benefit from this. These measures are also very helpful for attaining a higher position in career. Solar eclipse and lunar eclipse occur due to the rotation of the Earth and the Moon. The sun is stable in its place. The Earth is revolving around it. Whereas the Moon revolves around both the Earth and the Sun. Whenever the Moon is in such a position that it comes between the Earth and the Sun while rotating and its shadow starts falling on the Earth, then it is called a solar eclipse. When the Earth comes between the Moon and the Sun, it is called a lunar eclipse.