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Dwadashah Shraaddh Rituals (12th Day Rituals)


12th Day Rituals ($451)

This ritual is done only on 12th day after someone passes away. This is where the departed soul is requested to join the Pitrulok, Pind is split into 3 and is merged with 3 generation predecessors. Tarpan, Vishnu Poojan, Swagatam, Arghya Daan, Sapindikaran, Daan, etc. are segments of this ritual.


Varshi (Varshik Shraaddh) ($251)

This ritual is done to let the immediate or extended families initiate or start the Mangalik (Auspicious) occasions that are planned in nearest future. The tradition is that the family is supposed to mourn for at least a year and not do anything auspicious 

A basic list of Items

  • Barley, Black Sesame seeds, (1/2 lb. each ) Rice, (1 lb.)

  • White or yellow loose flowers, few Tulsi leaves, Paan leaves (12), Darbh (Kush, Dry & long grass)

  • Water, milk, ghee, Chandan, 6 betelnut, 6 small Pind and one big Pind

  • Kalash, Bajoth (2), long white cloth to cover both Bajoth, Aasan (seating cloth), Paper & cloth napkins

  • Camphor, Incense sticks, matchbox, Cotton wicks (Diwa)

  • Steel dishes, bowls, spoons, Large Bowl (14" or bigger), 2 coconuts

  • Bhakhri (or Puri) mixed with Kheer to offer to Birds (Crow etc.)

  • Photo of the departed soul, garland for the same


  • Pind can be made from rice flour or wheat flour. While making flour, please mix some milk, ghee, honey, sugar, sandalwood (chandan), turmeric powder, black sesame seeds, flower petals etc.

  • After rituals are done, all pind, grains, sacred thread, water from rituals should be offered and merged to a water body (Ocean or rivers) or should be buried on SW corner of your home.

The Dakshina for these rituals goes to a charity for poor students for their educational needs. 

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