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Mahalaya OR Varshik Shraaddh

This Shraaddh is offered on the anniversary (based on the Hindu Calendar Tithi), for the first two years, and then in the third Bhadrapas after the death, it is offered on the same Tithi in Bhadrapad maas of the Hindu calendar

A basic list of Items

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

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

  • Water, milk, ghee, betelnut, 3 small Pind, 2 betelnut (Sopari)

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

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

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

  • Krishna or Vishnu Idol 

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


  • 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, and water from rituals should be offered and merged to a water body (Ocean or rivers) or should be buried in the SW corner of your home.

Dakshina (Donation) for this ritual will be $451.00

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

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