MAHALAYA LAGU THARPANAM
Om Namasivaya Nama:
I would like to share with you a simple Mahalaya Tharpanam (Lagu) to be performed by all. This is based on Krishna Yajur Vedam Abasthamba Sutram.
Those who can perform Brihat Tharpanam is most welcome, however, given the busy lifestyle of many, I thought doing something simple rather than doing nothing makes a huge difference. Let us think about our ancestors (Pithrus) during these 16 days of Mahalaya Paksha.
There are 2 Mahalaya Paksham prescribed by the Sastra. One will fall during Badrapada Month (Sep) and other is Maaga (Feb) Month. The first Mahalayam is very important, that start from Sravana Poornima and ends on Badrapadha Amavasya day.
Please note that the Gothram and Pithrus names are an example. You will have to replace it with yours. Also, note the scenario here is that Kartha’s parents and grandparents are not alive.
Suklam Bharadharam Vishnum Sasi Varnam Chathurbhujam, Prasanna Vadhanam Dhyayeth Sarva Vigna Upasanthaye! OM Swadha Dhevyai Nama, Swadha Dhevyai Nama, Swadha Dhevyai Nama:
Om Bhoohu, Om Bhuvaha, Om Suvaha, Om Mahaha, Om Janaha, Om Thapaha, Ogum Sathyam, Om Thath Savithur Vareniyam, Bhargo Dhevasya, Dheem-mahi, Dhiyo Yona-ph, Prachodhayaath, Om Aapaha Jyothi-raso, Amrutham Bhrama, Bhoor-Bhuva-Suvarom.
Mamo Upatha Samastha Duridha Kshayadwara Sri Parameswara Preethyartham, Mahalaya Paksha Punya Kale, Asmath Ubhaya Vamsa Pithroon, Kaarunya Pithroon, Gjnaatha Gjnaatha Pithroon Akshayya Thrupthyartham, Yadha Sakthi Thilo-dhaka Tharpanam Karishye!
(Pitha Gothram) KAUSIKA Gothranaam, VISWANATHA-NARASIMHA-VISWANATHA, Sarma-naam, Vasu-Rudra-Aadhithya Swarropanaam, Asmath, Pithru-Pithamaha-Prapithamahaanam, Uddhisya- Swadha Namastharpayaami… 3 times
KAUSIKA Gothraahaa, RUGMANI-PARVATHY-LAKSHMI Naamnihi, Vasu-Rudra-Aadhithya Swaroopaaha, Asmath Mathu-Pithamahi-Prapithaamahinaam, Uddhisya – Swadha Namastharpayaami…3 times
(Matha Gothram) HARITHA Gothraaanaam, VEERARAGHAVA-SRIRAMA-ANANATHARAMA, Sarma-naam, Vasu-Rudra-Aadhithya Swaroopanaam, Asmath, Maathamaha-Maathu-Pithamaha-Maathu-Prapithamahaanaam, Uddhisya- Swadha Namastharpayaami… 3 times
HARITHA Gothraahaa, LAKSHMI-SEETHAMBHA-LAKSHMI Naamnihi, Vasu-Rudra-Aadhithya Swaroopaaha, Mathamahi-Maathuhu, Pithamahi-Maathuhu, Prapithamahinaam, Uddhisya – Swadha Namastharpayaami… 3 times
Kaarunya Pithroon Uddhisya – Swadha Namastharpayaami… 3 times
Ghnaatha-Ghnaatha Pithroon Uddhisya – Swadha-Namastharpayaami – 3 times
Oorjam Vahandhi-Amrutham Ghrutham Payaha Keelaalam Parisrutham Swadha Stha Tharppayatha Me, Sakarunika Pithrun Thrupyatha Thrupyatha Thrupyatha (Empty the water pot by pouring all left-over water along with Ellu).
Pray: Dhevathabhyaha Pithrubhyascha Maha Yogibhya Eva Cha, Nama Swadhayayai Swaha-yayai Nithya Meva Namo Namaha. Asmath Kula Samastha Pithrubhyo Namaha, Anugraha Aseervadham Dhehime.
Poonal Upaveedhi – Achaman & Namaskaram
Notes: a) Fill the water in a pot by chanting Gayathri Mantra. Put black Ellu in it and keep it accessible. Do Sankalpam then offer/oblation.
b) Important days to perform: Chathurthi (4), Panchami (5), Sapthamni (7), Ashtami (8), Thrayodasi (13) and Amavasya (15). Chaturdashi (14) is reserved for un-natural death persons only.
c) No Tharpan on Kartha, his wife and his eldest son’s birth star days.
d) If Abdheeka Srardham of Parents occurs during Mahalaya Pithru Paksham, then do only the Srardham (Paraheni). However, you can still do Mahalaya Tharpan after the day or Srardham.
e) Incase of Sankramana Tharpanam falls in between, then first Sankrama Tharpanam to be conducted, thereafter Mahalaya Paksha Tharpanam to be performed. This is applicable only to those who are doing all 16 days Tharpanam.
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