Rituals of Pitru Paksh
Looking for information about the rituals of Pitru Paksh? Find out all about the 15-day Pitru Paksh lunar period and the rituals followed by different communities in India.
For those who lost their father and other elders in the family, from today upto 15 days they have to remember those lost elders and do the rituals as directed by the pandits or maharaj as per their convenience.
For Tamilians, the Purattasi Masam starts from today and that is most important for the followers of Lord Venkateshwara. We make a diya out of rice flour added with ghee and that will be kept lit, symbolizing the time taken for us to reach the Seven hills by walk and thus this ritual is performed in every home and we call it Tiruvilakku Mavu.
Hope other members also know about the two customs.