Parvana Sradha is the Normal annual Sradha with homa, Washi ng legs of Brahmanas,Feeding Brahmanas by cooked food , Offering Pindas ,and Dakshina
Aama Sradha which is done in a similar manner but by giving the Brahmins uncooked food.
Hiranya Sradha is done by giving money only.Hiranya means Gold
In Hiranya sradha our Acharya(Priest) comes with two people . One of them would represent the Viswe deva and the other Pithrus.(In case two people are not available , he himself takes the part of one of them.The rituals consist of
We wear Pancha Kacham and our Wife the traditional madi saar
Changing of Sacred thread and Achamanam
1.Sankalpam –Which in detail tell us about the time and place where we perform SRadha and to whom the Sradha is performed
2.Invoking The Viswe devas- With Manthra and sprinking of Akshadha we invoke one Brahmin as Viswe deva. We offer him seat by putting A dharbha as seat , offer him Sandal paste, Thulasi for decorating himself.
Then we invoke the Pithrus. Here the welcome is done by sprinkling black gingelly with sacred thread worn on right shoulder(Idam or Pracheena vidhi)
3.Give both of them Dakshina as well as Rice and raw banana for their food for that day.
4.WE go around the Brahmins and salute them
5.Then both the Brahimns as well as Acharya bless us by throwing akshadha at us. WE hold this Akshada in our Uthareeyam. Request our elders among us to bless us and then blessing all those who belong to our paternal family and who are younger to us
6.We give Dakshina to the Acharya .
7.We finish the Sradha by doing Tharpanam to our father side Pithrus
Offering food to the Brahmins in the form of breakfast or lunch is optional .The entire procedure would take about half an hour. When The acharya is not able to get Brahmins , He would take the place of them and make A koorcha represent the other Brahmin.
Written & Compiled by Shri P.R.Ramachander.