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
I received the the following query from a reader on Pitru Tharpana.
I have replied them in the chart below.
My information is based on Late. Sri.Anna Subrahmanya Iyer book Yajur Veda Sandhya Vandanam,available at RK Mutt book stores and at Railway stations.
What I am certain is that these deaths bring in Pitru Dosha and Pariharas are necessary.
The Days inauspicious for Death fall under three categories.
Relating to the Nakshatras, Stars.
Rohini, Dhanishta, Satabhisham, Purvabhadra, Revathi, Mrugasira, Punarvasu, Uttara, Chitra, Visakha, Uttarashada, and Magha.
Thithis, Waxing and Waning of the Moon.
Padyami, Vidiya, Shashti, Ashtami, Ekadasi, Dwadasi, Trayodasi, Chaturdasi and Amavasya.
Though the body ceases to exist, the remnants of actions performed, Desired do not cease even after death.
The thoughts remain as energy once created can not be destroyed and Thoughts and Thought processes are Energy.
They have to be expended.
Till such time the Subtle body remains.
The Subtle Body is called as Sukshma Sareera.
The majority held belief is that women should not perform Sandhyavandana and death Rites.
I differ from this view.