Hiranya Sraddha Details Mantras

Sraddha means Faith. It also means gratitude to parents.

The infant has absolute faith in its parents.

IT does not pause to think even and follows parents.

Parents are the reason for what we are.

Hindu texts stress the importance of paying respect to parents and ancestors.

They prescribe detailed procedure to perform ceremonies for the deceased parents.

This is to be performed annually.

As a matter of fact Sandhyavandana Brahma Yagnya Agni Gotra are to be performed daily as also Sraddha.

Due to work pressure, which, in my opinion is normally an excuse for non performance of Sraddha, people perform Hiranya Sraddha.

However Hiranya Sraddha is allowed by Smriti.

Hiranya means Gold.

IT denotes the Dakshina one offers to the Purohit.

Hiranya Sraddha procedure is as follows.

The Vadhyar, Family priest(Purohit) and another Brahmana are offered seats (wooden planks).

2. The Brahmana is usually the pitrus, Purohitbeing in double role – both visvedeva and guru.

3. With recital of mantras just as in the elaborate sraaddham, the visvedevas and pitrus are invoked (aavaahana) with darbhai, sesamum (eLLu).

4. Then the formal aasanam, sandal paste (candanam) as gandham, tuLaseedaLam are offered with the appropriate mantras and then samastopacaaraartham (as token of all upacaaras) eLLu is sprinkled.

5. The gotra, name, etc., of the pitru is recited and a mantra is recited.

6. Then, the Purohit and the Brahmana are offered Dakshina.

7. Then according to custom of each house, either full meals is offered, some people make some “bhakshanam like appam, ulundu VaDai, Ellu Urundai.

8. Pradakshinam and namaskaram.

9. Tarpanam as usual.

Tharpanam Mantras Tamil.






4 responses to “Hiranya Sraddha Details Mantras”

  1. sir,
    hranya shraddham various sources told me, does not have vedic sanction and has been thrust on the practitioners by purohits as an excuse for not performing homa and brahmana bhojanam. where the purohits are getting hefty dakshinas like in north, they comprise of three people, brahma, pitru and viswadeva and do not compromise on the dakshinas for half hour work. doing homa is like offering food to our ancestors in the mouth, whereas hrnya is not equivalent to performing one’s duties. imagine, a person has no time to perform this religious duty once a year means a total blot on the community. the other thing i want to register here is the kriyas after death – instead of doing daily pit tharpana till the 10th day, nowadays with active assistance of the purohits, afte the 2nd dqy no tharpanam is performed till the 9th day. so much love people shower on their parents ! it is really sad the 21st century brahman is degenerating. how will there by rains and prosperity or free from sickness and poverty?


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