Visiting Temples Within A year of Death in the Family


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Can one visit temples with a year of death in a family

Do not visit Temples for one year after Death in the family.

Almost all Hindus refrain from visiting the temples (atleast in South India,especially from Tamil Nadu do) for one year from the date on which the death has occurred or from the date of performance of the Gruhayagna (Gregya) ,the Thirteenth Day ceremony.
This is an erroneous interpretation of the Sastras, without an understanding the thirteenth day ceremony,Gruha Yagnya, also called as Subasweekaram.

The word ‘Gruhayagnam’ means the performance of Yagnas at Home.

Householders are not sanctioned to perform the Daily Karmas,Duties, for thirteen days from the date of death in the family.
This is an erroneous interpretation of the Sastras, without an understanding the thirteenth day ceremony,Gruha Yagnya, also called as Subasweekaram.

The word ‘Gruhayagnam’ means the performance of Yagnas at Home.

Householders are not sanctioned to perform the Daily Karmas,Duties, for thirteen days from the date of death in the family.This sanction excludes Sandhyavandan.

On the thirteenth day. a Purification ceremony is performed at Home( Punyahavachanam)and people are asked to visit temples.

If one is purified to perform Yagnas(Gruhayagnas), it is illogical to proscribe a visit tot the Temples.

( one also finds, I see a comedy in this, many people visit temples during this period except those on Hill Tops;if one can visit a temple, why on earth should one not visit a Temple on the Hill tops?)

The other term, Subhasweekara means ,literally,’inviting, embracing Auspiciousness’.

Once when you invite auspiciousness to visit you, you can visit temples as well.

People must remember that the Vedas do not mention visiting temples at all, though

Time that we understand the Karmas and act accordingly with out following some one blindly.

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