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Today is Pradosham
Shaarvaree Varusha Mahalaya Paksha Tharpanam Sankalpam from 02-09-2020 To 18-09-2020
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Mahalayapaksham Procedures & Rules

Just before (14 days before) Kanya Maasa Amavasya – this period is called MahAlayapaksha. Failure to perform Mahalayapaksham earns the wrath of Pithrus and He is conferred with Pithru Dosha, according to Saasthraas. If unable to perform due to unforeseen circumstances, atleast it should be performed during “Thithi” of Parents or all days beginning Panchami, MadhyAshTami, Vyatheepaadam, Gajachchaayai MahAbharaNee punya days.

If anyone’s Father has passed away due to (death due to) weapon, TharpaNam should be performed on Chathurdashi Thithi based on Shashtra during Mahaalayam.

If due to extreme circumstances one could not perform Mahaalayam, then it MUST BE PERFORMED during Thula, Vruschika Maasa KrishNa Paksham and complete it.

Mahaalayam Notes:

Note - 1: (Those who perform with one Koorcham only) straightaway do AvAhanam with: sakaaruNeeka vargadvaya PithrUn AvAhayAmi

Note - 2: (After completing tharpanam of Father/Mother’s lineage - do extra TarpaNam but do not recite Gnaathaakyaatha vargadvaya pithrUn Svadhaa namas tharpayaami as you do in regular Amavasya) instead chant: Thaththath GothrANAm thaththath sharmaNAm vasu-rudra-Aditya swaroopaNAm pithrubhya mAthulAthi vargadvaya avasishTANAm sarveshAm kAruNeeka pithroon swadha namas tharpayAmi (3 times and pour water)

Note - 3: (YathAsthAnAm - as you have done AavahaNam before, in the same way take a pinch of Black Sesame): Aayaatha pithara: SomyA: gambeerai: poorvyai: prajaamasmabhyam thathatho rayim cha dheergayudhvam cha Shathasharatham cha asmaath koorchaath (those performing with only one Koorcham) sakaarUNeeka vargadvaya pithrUn yathaasthaanam prathishTaapayaami(put aside black-sesame on the Koorchams knot

Notes for Koorcham: Those who are performing with three Koorchas, take a pinch of sesame, chant (and put on each Koorcham separately)

On 1st Koorcham : Pithru, Pithaamaha, Prapithaamahaan – (Not having Mother)Maathru, Pithaamahee, PrapithaamaheeShcha (Those having Mother…… PithAmahee, Pithu: Pithaamahee, Pithu: PrapithAmaheescha) yathaasthaanam prathishtaapayaami

On 2nd Koorcham : Sapathneeka maathaamaha maathupithaamaha maathu prapithaamahaan yathaasthaanam prathistaapayyaami

On 3rd Koorcham: Thaththath GothrANAm thaththath SharmaNaam vasu-vasu swaroopaaNaam pithruvya maathulaathi vargadhvaya avasishttaan sarvaan sakaaruNeeka pithrUn yathaasthaanam prathishtaapayaami

Achamanam... Sankalpam: Achuthaya Namah, Ananthaaya Namaha, Govindaya Namaha, Kesava, naaraayaNa, maadhava, govinda, vishnu, madhusoodana thrivikrama, vaamana, sridhara, hrusheekesha, pathmanabha....daamodara.........then.............suklAm baratharam ............Om bhU: + bhUrbhuvasvarom, mamopAththa, samastha dhuridayakshathvaara sri parameshwara preethathrthyam, apavithra : pavithrovA sarvAvasthAm kathobivA, yasmareth puNdareekAksham, sapAhya, abhyanthara: suchi: mAnasam vAchikam, pApam, karmnA, samupArjitham, sree rAma, smaraNenaiva, vyapohathi nasamsaya: srI rAma rAma rAma thithirvishNu: thathAvAra: nakshathram, vishNurevacha yogashcha karaNanchaiva sarvam vishNumayam, jakath, shrI govintha govintha, govintha adhyashree bhagavatha: mahA purushasya vishNorAkgyA pravarththamAnasya, adhyabhrummaNa: dhvitheeya parArththe shvetha, varAhakalpe, vaivasvatha, manvantharey, ashtAvimshathi, thame, kalyuge, prathamepAthe jambhUdhweepe, bhArathavarshey, bharathakaNtemero: dakshiNe pArshvey sahAbthey, asminvarththamANe, vyApahArike, prabhavAthi, shashtyaam, samvathsarANAm, madhye.......then recite following mantra.