Mahalaya Paksha Tarpanam at Marundeeswarar Temple
Clears Karma, Sins & Pray for Departed Souls to Rest in Peace
Get Blessings of Pitrus on Mahalaya Amavasya for Relief to Problems, Success, Prosperity & Family Well-Being
Scheduled on October 6, 2021
Mahalaya Paksha is the sacred fortnight of offering oblations to departed souls of your family. Performing Tarpanam during this auspicious period is beneficial as it gives the blessings of the ancestors and also relieves them of their sins. The fortnight falls during the Bhadrapada month and considered to be very special for worshipping ancestors or pitrus.
Each day of the Mahalaya Paksha is ruled by a particular moon phase called thithi and the benefits of doing the same on a particular day are different.
The Aswayuja fortnight is called the Mahalaya Paksha as it’s sacred for offering oblations to forefathers. The last day is the new moon day, is very important for performing the rites.
Mahalaya Paksha consists of fifteen thithis or phases of Moon i.e. Pratipat, Dvitiya, Tritiya, Chaturthi, Panchami, Shashti, Ashtami, Navami, Dasami, Ekadasi, Dvadasi, Trayodasi, Chaturdashi and finally Amavasya. The last being the most auspicious called Mahalaya Amavasya. Performing pujas on this day and offering of food on this day can pull you out of all ordeals and tribulations in life to lead you to a path of success.
As the story goes, Karna, the most benevolent hero of Mahabharata, left the mortal world and moved to heaven. He was given gold and silver to satisfy his hunger instead of food. And when he asked the gods for the reason, he was told to go back to earth to feed the hungry and return. It took him one fortnight to donate food to Brahmins and poor and also offered oblations of water during the time. These fourteen days are observed as the Mahalaya Paksha.
There are basically two reasons for all our problems.
This is the time to fix all turmoil and fulfill desires by performing oblations to the departed souls from whom we have inherited our traits and lineage. When we please them they help us in solving problems related to health, finance, career, relationships within family etc.
Let’s connect with the souls who are very much your blood on Mahalaya Amavasya with Vedicfolks by doing special Tarpanam at Marundeeswarar temple.
The main deity Lord Marundeeswarar or God of Medicines is called so because he taught the great sage Agastya about some miracle cures. From that day, the temple is popular for therapy as it is said that if one prays to the lord here, one is sure to find a cure to diseases and ailments. It is said that the revered sage Valmiki who wrote the Ramayana visited the temple once. Hence the place was called Thiruvalmikiyur and later came to be known as Thiruvanmiyur.
Tarpanam at this temple ensures your family is protected from all evil. It also removes the bad karma and sins committed by your pitrus for which you pay the price in this birth. This also causes dosha in your natal chart which is removed by doing Tarpanam. They attain salvation and bless their progeny a prosperous and long life.
Of late, the temple has become famous for performing Tarpanam to pitrus on special occasions like Mahalaya Amavasya. An area around the temple tank is allotted for the purpose and experienced priests are assigned the job of performing Tarpanam.