The offering of food to Crows , is not limited to Sraddha days. Food has to be offered to Crows daily. Food has to be offered to Deities daily. Freshly cooked food is to be offered. There are different views on whether one can offer the food offered to Deities, Naivedya, can be offered to Crows as Crows represent Pitrus
However,days do not determine what happens to you , either Good or Bad.
Which direction to face at various point of time during Sraddha,
Light fire for homa,
How many ahutis,
For whom...These are all set out by Sage Apasthamba in Apasthamba Gruhya Sutra.
Sankalpa,according to Hinduism,is Right Determination. Any act,auspicious or otherwise is to be preceded by Sankalpa. While Abhivadana Mantra is Geotagging the individual,Sankalpa is Event specific,where the Time of the occasion,location where it is performed is pinpointed. Year,Season,Month,Thithi(phases of the Moon),Nakshatra(Star),Day,the Gotra,the founder of the Family are mentioned. I am providing the Sankalpa for Amavasya . … Continue reading Mahalaya Amavasya Amavasya Sankalpam Text With Seasons Thithis
During the ritual of Shraddha the Vishvedevs called Pururav-Ardrav and Dhurilochan are also invoked. Vishvedev means the ‘group of Deities which represents the Deities during a sacrificial fire’.
Pitrus, Ancestoes present during Mahalaya Sraddha.