October 31, 2013 09:56 AM. On the other hand, if you ask a scholar, he will answer thus. For this answer, there is a natural question. By performing monthly ceremonies after death, how we can change the direction of the departed person's karmic account? Once the body is completely burnt, the remains of the bones are collected and during this time the sixth piṇḍa is offered. The first few days after the bereavement of a dear one is the most difficult, during that time, if our mind is engaged in organisng for the last rites and various rituals, our mind does not get choked with grief. It is a sort of prasāda for us. ; each sect … . Over a period of time, move on to spiritual path. if the departed soul has a sadhaachaarya samandam, thee is no question of bad karmas itself. Nevertheless, I was keen to learn more about the meaning of the rituals and also the spiritual concepts behind it if any, so I have been searching the net and saw your blog. Indeed, some consider it unlucky to read this text except during funerals. May 11, 2013 05:12 PM. Uniqueness of Garuda Purana lies in the fact that it is the only … Ok.In that case, Will souls in higher lokas like Tapa,Gnana lokas also has bodies and accrue karmas?In that case,Will Navagrahas control them also? According to this Upaniṣad (I.9), uttarāyaṇa means those who follow the spiritual path. it prescribes many alternatives if the kartha is not capable of running a bull, it asks to roll a coconut, if kartha not capable of giving Bhoodhaana, it prescribe to give the fibre of coconut, if not capable of giving Gold, prescribes to give seeds like wise it gives lot of alternatives but the palan is same. Thirst of the corpse is quenched by offering libation with water and sesame seeds. Read Garuda Purana book reviews & author details and more at Amazon.in. Thank you for your help SirRegards, Bibudhendra Rath December 08, 2013 02:13 PM. Consisting of 279 chapters and 18,000 shlokas, this text offers general guidelines for humans along with various other things. MANBLUNDER To my knowledge this rule is not applicable to mother-in-law, as gotra (lineage) is different. May 25, 2013 01:13 PM. Their death becomes violent. Bhūta is considered as one of the demigods. It is said by Krishna Himself to Garuda. January 19, 2014 09:22 AM. And not having any child is not a problem either.Do you think a great person like Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam would not attain moksha ?All depends on your karma & how you please God .Nothing else. Based on these believes, it is said that thoughts are more powerful than actions. What you have done is perfectly right and you have upheld dharma. Vedas worship Agni (fire) more than any other gods. Can I continue to perform these two rituals for my son? When you realize your mistakes, you will not be punished. The purpose of acquiring wealth is charity; purpose of speech is to say the truth; purpose of a body is spirituality. When some one should perform Annual Death anniversary. Could you quote some document to substantiate your views.- - - P.Mohan Ram, MANBLUNDER Kṛṣṇa says that if the Self is not realized during one’s life time, they are equated with beasts. Mohan Ram Govind MANBLUNDER July 27, 2013 02:26 PM. By satisfying the above referred non-human characters, preta attains purity to offer it to the fire. Garuḍa Purāṇa then proceeds to explain different types of hells and each of these hells are described horrifically. There is a lot difference between what Vedas say and what other Scriptures say. Fourth piṇḍa is offered to piśāca-s (piśāca is said to be a flesh eating demon), rākṣasa-s (rākṣasa means an evil demon) and yakṣa-s (yakṣa means a supernatural being and said to be the attendants of Kubera). Obviously not. You are absolutely right till ....ocean of samsara. We are in no way going to satisfy Him, by resorting to unwanted rituals. For ritual oriented persons, all the rituals, prescribed in dharma śāstra-s, they have to necessarily carry out all the rituals for the first 13 days. How do we know that a departed soul moves from the earth to the heaven or hell, if they are there. for the people who are still in normal level should perform the rituals as prescribed.there is no other shaastrams is so easy to follow than our Hindu dharma shaastram. MANBLUNDER What happens when all that is done is the dead body is cremeated? If they do not, their conscience will hurt them. To avoild the loss, the ritual is performed on the 12th day itself without taking risk, waiting for a year.This was told by our prohithar, during my grandfather's ceremoney. April 17, 2013 08:52 AM. In the same manner it is done for mother's lineage - mother's father, mother's grandfather and her great grandfather. J.L. Further, there are bound to be differences between any two Sacred Scriptures on the explanation, though, the essence of their revelations remain the same. May 11, 2013 11:29 PM. Dharma (Preta) kanda, 3. Tulasī leaves (basil) should be placed in both the hands of the body and also on its neck. Here it is plus your point of view. As you said there are different versions. My father expired on 9th June 2010. we have completed our rituals as per Assamese norms. Anonymous Sir,The Day my father died in Oct 2009 at 5 am . Previous article Previous Post. January 19, 2014 08:41 AM. Mother's mother, mother's grandmother and mother's great grandmother. We can eat them. unknown2 Those who speak lies, deceitful devotion, preach ignorance, abuse Vedas die unconsciously. March 22, 2013 04:35 PM. MANBLUNDER The Garuda Purana also contains treatises on astrology, palmistry, and precious stones; and one, still more … sasanka kashyap They are known as jīvanmukta-s. The ashes are then immersed in sea or river. October 31, 2013 01:16 PM. February 02, 2014 10:12 PM. It was done for the helping of those who cannot understand the difficult earlier works; but itself is not easy to understand, and required much labour, the author informs us. What happens after death? Burning of one's Karmic effects is possible only thro a sadhaachaarya samandham. All rights reserved. Ravi Sir, Please let me know why people say that we should not give tarpanam till the first year death ceremoney is completed.? It is enough if we think good for others. we have reasons to believe that, hosts of Puranas and Upapuratias were cuniposed in the age of Brahmanic renascence, which immediately followed the overthrow of Buddhism in India The Garuda Puranm, like the Agni, Shiva, Padtra and the like Purana; were the exponents of the victorious Brahmanistn, which. June 19, 2013 10:08 PM. May 19, 2013 11:24 PM. Reply. If we think bad about others and perform actions that hurt others, 20 is bound to become 30. The other path is dakṣiṇāyana, the path of rituals. It gives me immense peace of mind to know that my husband's soul is one with Almighty Shiva. (extracts with notes in [] by JanM, 1997). It is always better to go with your conscience and spiritual intellect. In these conditions what will be the condition of the departed soul do you think it has to suffer? A conch with anti clock wise lines tied on a yellow cloth above the main door frame is said to ward off evil spirits entering through the main door). MANBLUNDER January 27, 2014 05:06 PM. My father died on the 18th of September this year. This is what I feel. What I have said here is related to normal human beings. As per Garuda Purana, they say that each day when the do the pinda pradhanam one organ is formed for the departed soul. He treats the virtuous with respect and sinners with rudeness. MANBLUNDER This a complicated question to answer without ambiguity. But, I served my parents during their old age and always ensured that they spend their old age happily and gracefully. for them the rule is different. September 25, 2013 07:12 AM. The mind still exists still giving the pain. he says those who not follow them, they become the people not in his good books. Lv 7. My son's wedding has been planned for the 12 of December and his Upanayanam for the 9th of December. will my calling out increase the burden on the soulConfused, MANBLUNDER Scroll. Copyright © manblunder.com. In the second para second line, please read 'Gods lime Indra' as 'Gods like Indra'. May 19, 2013 11:43 PM. kindly explain this in details for our understanding. June 18, 2013 08:53 PM. April 17, 2013 07:43 AM. The relationship of husband and wife is only for one janma or I can expect to fulfill her wishes in the next janma as husband and wife again ? I am sure the majority of readers find it educational and as such I feel we should not be denied this opportunity to learn.Individuals are liberated according to their karma and devotion. No. Both of them died instantaneously, in my presence. January 19, 2014 08:56 AM. His last rites rituals will be completed on the 29th of September which will be the 12th day of his passing away. March 22, 2013 02:58 PM. Then why we have forms, when you say that Brahman is formless?One should understand the basic difference between Brahman and gods. There are two kinds of people. Mahalakshmi and Kamala Mantras, Stotrams (28), Durga Saptashati and Durga Devi Mantras (15). Gopinath Munde's daughter doing it was a high profile example.In future this is sure to reduce people's yearning for a male child. to reach the divine without any rebirth? December 05, 2013 06:51 PM. vinodkumar says: 20/03/2016 at 11:54 PM. Yes, they can be performed after performing 13th day function comprising of udakaśānti and navagraha-homa. How do pithrus look like. There is another injunction. May 20, 2013 08:30 PM, Raviji Thank you for your wounderful comments, per my understanding ultimate surrender means that giving up everthing to thy lotus feet and thereafter witnessing the happenings, in such a case i do not exist there and that i had been merged with the brahman and are only witness the happenning. Let us pray that her soul rest in peace. It is like undermining God Himself. Similarly for the first 13 days, then for one year if we regularly perform the rituals (which if one can believe has been performed for centuries)is a good way of handling grief and channeling one's energy into action. There are some Vedic mantras, about which I have explained already in this site. In fact, this is the scripture which deals at length, about … Vedas too never ask anyone to perform ceremonies either at the time of death or later. Thinking about him in no way will affect your karma. Scroll. Govind During death, soul along with subconscious mind leaves the body. June 19, 2013 07:56 PM. Prabhakar April 24, 2013 10:46 PM. It is very unfortunate that she ended her life unnaturally. Nowerdays I see many are not doing any shraddha karmas even though they have taken birth in a family which has all the hindu culture. for this astrologers say, this will affect the generations of the person who earned this karma. Acara (Karma) kanda, 2. October 13, 2013 01:02 AM. It is said that entire Mahābhārata should be recited (preferable) or heard in seven days and there are certain procedures for doing this. Suppose we do karma for the subconscious mind of the departed, do we have enough power to modify his karmic account. Govind The "Garuda Purana" is probably the most important, living Purana. I have written in detail about this in several places in this site. Many people say this and unfortunately it is not true? 2018-2020. August 19, 2013 05:21 PM. Their mouths become dry and they die because of suffocation. April 17, 2013 02:49 PM. After all, death cannot be predetermined by anyone. Kāla, the god of death, also known as Yama detaches the soul from the body of a person at the appointed time and nobody can prevent this. MANBLUNDER Body will not be liberated. It is said that one should not boast of his body as it is liable to death and decay. It was the Great Bird Garuda who first explained Garuda Purana to saint Kashyapa. MANBLUNDER Just placing it for the welfare of others. Oga Tatsumi One can definitely read this at home and there are no restrictions on this. Garuda Purana insists that the elder son does it but nowhere has it categorically barred daughters from performing it.In fact so many daughters do mukhagni today even in rural areas(you can check it from the net & one of my aunts had done it too). January 27, 2014 04:01 PM. I was particular that I dont use any shortcuts, but follow the shastras as far as possible. Uncles, cousins, etc are covered under unknown ancestors. Hence our thoughts are more powerful than our actions. Hence these stories came … So the correct sapindikarana would be at the end of the 12th month. While placing the body on the pyre, head should be facing north. Due to various reasons I have seen in my own family they are not interested in doing these pithru karmas. Here we are not accepting non-dualism or Advaita. Portions of the Garuda Purana are used by some Hindus as funeral liturgy. Karmic imprints will not be annihilated by Divine. The moment the death happens, the Self within goes away along with sub-conscious mind, either to be born again or for a sojourn in Cosmos or merger with Brahman. But I fully agree with you when you people spend of too much of money, many times beyond their capacities to get mantras initiated. Only God knows what is the purpose of your life. Pithru tharpanam is a thanks giving done during certain days like amavasyas and pithru paksha is my understanding correct? This is the reason, many spiritually advanced persons suffer in their lives. Balance 80 is still there in the store house. MANBLUNDER Sir, Can you please let me know whether a person can perform Brahmopadesham (Upanayanam)of his son after he has completed the last rites of his mother in law just a month back. How is that possible? Nower days the priest who will guide the last rites will say you can start all the karyas from fifth day or seventh day or on the ninth day, People now will act according to their convenience stating that the will start from the ninth day, so from the third day till eigth day the atma without body should under go all sorts of hunger and thirst. MANBLUNDER Even Self-realized persons are also reborn, till they are liberated in subsequent births. November 25, 2013 07:52 PM. October 11, 2013 02:35 PM, If what you said it correct, in Mahabharath why Bhishma who had the Vara of Ichcha Mrithyu waited for the Uththarayana to come and then only passed away. The views expressed are not mine, but that of Sacred Upanishads. what will happen to the subtile who doesnt have kids and how this body will be liberated to reach brahman? MANBLUNDER June 19, 2013 10:24 PM. The subtle bodies of those who do not follow the virtuous path are tortured by the messengers of Yama on the way to Yama’s place. All the hells are ruled by the god of death, Yama. But Advaita looks at this from different angle. Pitṛ loka is the place where our subconscious mind which is attached to a soul sojourn to be born again. For those who lived virtuous lives, their jīva-s are taken to the heaven. November 25, 2013 04:44 PM. I am only trying to do my bit and in the process, I also learn from other. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Thank you for pointing out the difference between the stotram and the, Even on Sanskritdocuments.org, stotram says "Karali" but Namavali says, Krishnaji, my suggestion was not based on ancient text. Nothing could be farther than the truth. According to śāstra-s the only for redemption is to perform is Nārāyaṇa bali and this is explained in Garuḍa Purāṇa and methods of performing Nārāyaṇa bali is also explained (Garuḍa Purāṇa II.4.115 – 161). so what will be effect of this bad karma earned by not performing the rights? MANBLUNDER Garuda Purana is supposed to be chanted after the demise of a person; and especially in the 13-day mourning period. The path becomes rough for the sinners and the path becomes comfortable for virtuous. Apart from karmic embedment, subtle body also has the impressions of his subconscious mind. As per our shastras, the eldest son only can be the kartha for any rituals. But, this concept is often misunderstood and misinterpreted. Gift of salt when a person is dying takes the person directly to the heaven. Powered by PMAM corporation. Corpse should be placed only on the ground and not on cots or elevated platforms. A soul in isolation will not accrue karmas because it cannot act and without action, karma is not accrued. -Garuda Purana. April 06, 2020 10:16 PM. p. 1. The Garuda Purana, by Ernest Wood and S.V. Priyan One can experience Bliss only if traces of karmic impressions remain. The fifth piṇḍa is offered at the side of the pyre where the dead body is placed. 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