Pitru Tharpanam Procedure, How to do Pithru Tharpanam

Tharpanam is an offering to Gods or Pithru devatas (dead ancestors). Tharpanam offered to Gods is named on the basis of God to whom we offer Tharpan – viz. Brahma Tharpanam, Surya Tharpanam, etc. The offering which we make to our dead ancestors is Pithru Tharpanam. Generally, Pithru Tharpanam is done during Amavasya days, Solar and lunar eclipse days, Sankraman or Sankranti days, during Shraddh, and in Shraddh Paksha or Pitru paksha or Mahalaya Paksha.

It is believed that offering any kind of Tharpanam to Pitru devatas would make them free from their all sins and gives them a path to reach Deva loka or Vaikunta loka and get moksha.

Pitru Paksha in Ashwin Month (Ashwayuja Masam – Shraddh Paksha), Aadi Amavasai in Tamil Aadi month and Karkidaka Vavubali in Malayalam Karkidaka Masam are the highly meritorious occasions to offer Pitru Tharpanam.

The official website of Sri Veda Vidya Ashram, west Mambalam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, has got the Tharpanam procedure, types of Tharpanam, what to do and what not to on the day of Tharpanam, Shraddh karma, and Amavasya Tharpanam procedures. You can download Tharpanam procedure in PDF format (English) from this link provided by Sri Veda Vidya Ashram.

If the above link is not working then please download Pitru Tharpanam procedure PDF here.

The above document is provided by Sakthi Foundation.

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  1. Many thanks to you all who worked for the free download of Tharpanam Procedure in PDF….

    By Rathinavel AC at August 12, 2015 at 1:37 pm
  2. Please let me know out of the upper and lower Koocham
    In which we have to perform for father’s side?

    By P.S.Balakumar at February 10, 2015 at 10:17 am
  3. OhM
    As mentioned earlier all of you can do tharpanam without vadhiyar
    Here is the link please do it, please share it with your friends without fail.

    By Arunachalam at October 8, 2014 at 5:03 pm
  4. i humbly request to creat in youtube about daily tarpana vidhi,amaavaasya tarpana vidhi & annual sradha vidhi in telugu language from samkalpam to end words & release in telugu books also. so many brahmins are interested to perform the above in their houses if you can provide in detail.we are also having laghu tarpana mantra books, but those are not suffice our thrust.i am yajur veda brahmin.we want to perform without guru.it is not possible daily to arrange a brahmin to perform

    By anant dittakavi at August 2, 2014 at 8:36 pm
  5. Ohm All
    Please go through agasthiar.org for a complete step by step Pitru pooja.
    It is a Thanks giving process, which yields immense results.
    Yes Ladies can do tharpanam by using White Til ( ellu). Gents Black.
    Do it during Sunsrise ( best), before 12 noon ( Good) before Sunset (Last option).Thanks Divine.

    By Krishnakumar Canopus at July 24, 2014 at 11:52 am
  6. Could you give me the Tharpanam Mandram and how to do it at home without a Vadhyar?? Also tell me what is the procedure for doing Thevasam? What are the items required to have for doing thevasam? Any special pooja, if any, to be performed while doing Yearly Sradham and its benefits? Appreciate your reply that can be shared with other Brahmin collegues. Namaskaram..
    Krishnaswamy, Ernakulam.

    By Krishna Swamy Narayana at July 17, 2014 at 10:12 am
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