How Pitru Paksha is Celebrated in Different Parts of The World

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Pitru Paksha is a 16-lunar day period in the Hindu calendar where people offer prayers, food to their ancestors. As per the Hindu tradition, people perform all Vedic rituals to their ancestors at the time of their death to free their souls. But few souls will still be attached to worldliness which is why they do rituals during the Pitru Paksha. However, different parts of the world pay tributes to their ancestors in different ways. Here are some of them:

In Bengal, the people offer tributes on Mahalaya, which also marks the beginning of Durga Puja. Mahalaya is the day when the goddess Durga comes to earth. So, Bengalis wake up in the morning to recite hymns from Chandi Mata. Later, they give food which is made in home to their ancestors.

Some people from Telugu states perform special rituals and offer the food liked by their ancestors. As the world is evolving, the traditions also got some adjustments. The people who are not able to perform special pujas are offering Prasadams at the temple in the name of their ancestors.

Generally, these rituals should be made to ancestors on the day of their death every year. But, if those rituals are missed on that specific day, one can pay tributes to them during any day of the 16-day Pitru Paksha.

This year, the month is going to end on 10 October. These rituals are performed to free the souls and help them transition towards heaven.

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