Saturday, March 11, 2017

Tharpana Sankalpams for the year 2017-2018(Hevilambi Varsham)


Tharpana Sankalpams for the year 2017-2018(Hevilambi(Hemalamba)    Varsham)


Compiled by
P.R.Ramachander



   ( You can clear   any doubts   by contacting me at ramachander926@gmail.com.God bless you)

(I have followed the details given in the Acharyal Madathu Panchangam as well as the panchangam published by Giri traders . I have also given the time of change of Thithi and Nakshatra  so that people  , who do thapanam in the early morning   as well as those who are living abroad can also use it correctly.  Amavasva Tharpanams are supposed to be done after Madhyahneekam but  in  practice people do it in the early morning and go to office. Let such people also see  if there is a change in  Thidhi and Nakshatra  . I have been  putting this information  every year for the past 16   years. I know that many more people are compiling such lists and are also putting it nowadays. I also see lot of my face book friends , post the sankalpa  of the concerned month. I know a Brahmin priest  Srikantha Vadhyar of Bangalore  , who sends it to his  client group by Whatsapp   every month
 I know that  my compilation is not that necessary now but am putting it by force of habit. I am already 77. I know about  30 thousand people   used the information contained  here during 2016-2017 by directly visiting this  blog and downloading the information . Some Panchangams   mention this year as Hemalambi  instead of Hevilambi. I understand both are   correct usage.)

You would find tharpana manthras   in English  (The sankalpa  portions left blank )



   Please use them  and  satisfy your manes    who are in Pithru Loka.

Tharpana   sankalpa manthras    2017-2018

14-4-2017  Chaithra  Vishu  Punya  kala

       Hevilambi/Hemalamba   nama  samvathsare ,Utharayane , vasantha  rithou, mesha     mase , Krishna  pakshe, adhya Tritheeyaam  punya thidhou , Bhrugu  vasara yukthayam, Vishaka  nakshatra   yukthayam, shubhayoga, shubhaKarana evam guna viseshena, visishtayam asyam Tritheeyaam   punya thidhou, Chaithra  Vishu  punyakale, darsa sradham , thilatharpana roopena adhya karishye


(Tritheeya   up to 5.25 Pm  and afterwards  Chathurthi , Vishaka   up to 10.47 Am   and later  Anuradha.)


25-4-2017   Bodhayana  Amavasya

   Hevilambi nama samvathsare ,utharayane , vasantha rithou, Mesha   mase , Krishna  pakshe, adhya  Chathurdasyam       punya thidhou , Bhouma   vasara yukthayam, Revathi  nakshatra yukthayam, shubhayoga, shubhaKarana evam guna viseshena, visishtayam asyam  Chathurdasyam     punya thidhou, amavasya  punyakale, darsa sradham , thilatharpana roopena adhya karishye

(Chathurdasi   up to 9.09 PM that night  IST, Revathi   up to  9.56 PM  , afterwards Aswathi)


26-4-2017   Sarva Amavasya

   Hevilambi nama samvathsare ,utharayane , vasantha rithou, Mesha   mase , Krishna  pakshe, adhya Amavasyam     punya thidhou , Saumya   vasara yukthayam, Aswini nakshatra yukthayam, shubhayoga, shubhaKarana evam guna viseshena, visishtayam asyam Amavasyam    punya thidhou, amavasya  punyakale, darsa sradham , thilatharpana roopena adhya karishye

(Amavasya  up to 5.47  Pm   and afterwards Prathama , Aswathi  up to  7.21 PM   , afterwards Apabharani )


25-5-2017  Sarva Amavasya

   Hevilambi nama samvathsare ,utharayane , vasantha rithou, Rishabha   mase , Krishna  pakshe, adhya Amavasya    punya thidhou , Guru    vasara yukthayam, Kruthika  nakshatra yukthayam, shubhayoga, shubhaKarana evam guna viseshena, visishtayam asyam Amavasya   punya thidhou, amavasya  punyakale, darsa sradham , thilatharpana roopena adhya karishye

( Amavasya is up to  5.09     Am    next  day morning  and Kruthika  up to 12 midnight    and afterwards Rohini)


23-6-2017    Sarva   Amavasya

   Hevilambi  nama samvathsare ,utharayane , Greeshma  rithou, Mithuna    mase , Krishna  pakshe, adhya Chathurdasyam  punya thidhou , Brugu   vasara yukthayam, Rohini  nakshatra yukthayam, shubhayoga, shubhaKarana evam guna viseshena, visishtayam asyam Amavasya   punya thidhou, amavasya  punyakale, darsa sradham , thilatharpana roopena adhya karishye

(Chathurdasi   is up to  11.51 Am  IST  (afterwards  Amavasya up to 8.02 Am next day )   and Rohini   Nakshatram is up to   7.49 Am IST (Mrugaseersha up to 4.50 AM next day)   

16-7-2017   Kadaka  Ravi Sankramanam (Dakshinayana  punya Kalam)

   Hevilambi nama samvathsare ,utharayane , Greeshma  rithou, Mithuna    mase , Krishna  pakshe, adhya Sapthamyam     punya thidhou , Bhanu  vasara yukthayam, REvathi  nakshatra yukthayam, shubhayoga, shubhaKarana evam guna viseshena, visishtayam asyam Sapthamyam   punya thidhou,  DAkshinayana   Samanjasa  Kadaka ravi    punyakale, sankramana sradham , thilatharpana roopena adhya karishye

(Sapthami  is up to 1.38 Pm   (Afterwards  Ashtami )  And Revathi Nakshshatra    is up to 0.21 Am  next  day  and Aswini  Nakshatra    Afterwards )

22-7-2017 Bodhayana  Amavasya

  Hevilambinama samvathsare ,dakshinayane , greeshma rithou, kadaga  mase , Krishna  pakshe, adhya Chathurdasyam  punya thidhou , Sthira   vasara yukthayam, Arudra   nakshatra yukthayam, shubhayoga, shubhaKarana evam guna viseshena, visishtayam asyam amavasyam  punya thidhou, amavasya  punyakale, darsa sradham , thilatharpana roopena adhya karishye

(Chathurdasi  upto   6.28 pm   (afterwards amavasya ) and Arudra  Nakshtra   up to  12.20 PM and Punarvasu  nakshatra  afterwards.)


23-7-2017  Sarva  Amavasya

  Hevilambinama samvathsare ,dakshinayane , greeshma rithou, kadaga  mase , Krishna  pakshe, adhya amavasyam  punya thidhou , Bhanu    vasara yukthayam, Punarvasu  nakshatra yukthayam, shubhayoga, shubhaKarana evam guna viseshena, visishtayam asyam amavasyam  punya thidhou, amavasya  punyakale, darsa sradham , thilatharpana roopena adhya karishye

(Amavasya upto   3.18 PM    (afterwards Prathama ) and Punarvasu  Nakshtra   up to  9.53 AM  and Pushya  nakshatra  afterwards.)

7.8.2017   Chandra Grahanam (To be done only in countries   where Grahnana is visible)

  Hevilambinama samvathsare ,dakshinayane , greeshma rithou, kadaga  mase , Shukla pakshe, adhya Pournamasyam   punya thidhou , Indhu    vasara yukthayam, Sravana nakshatra yukthayam, shubhayoga, shubhaKarana evam guna viseshena, visishtayam asyam Pournamasyam  punya thidhou, Somoparaga  punya kale , uparaga sradham , thilatharpana roopena adhya karishye

The following stars    are affected Rohini,  Hastham, Uthradam  Thiruonam and avittam. Tharpanam should be done before  the Grahana leaves. Since in this case  it happens in the  mid of night , Tharpanam can be done next morning The Grahana starts at 10.51 PM    and ends   at 0.45  AM

(Those  whose Nakshatra   the eclipse are affected , should write the following sloka in a palm leaf and tie it to their forehead. After the eclipse this palm leaf should be removed. Then they should give in charity one Ash gourd, coconut and coin to a Brahmin.

For Lunar eclipse:-

Indro analo Yamo , riksho, varuno vayurevacham, Kubhera, eeso knandu Indu uparaga udhavyathaam mama)

21-8-2017  SarvaAmavasya

    Hevilambi nama samvathsare ,dakshinayane , varsha  rithou, simha  mase , Krishna  pakshe, adhya Amavasya      punya thidhou , Indhu     vasara yukthayam, ASlesha  nakshatra yukthayam,  shubhayoga, shubhaKarana evam guna viseshena, visishtayam asyam Amavasyam   punya thidhou, amavasya  punyakale, darsa sradham , thilatharpana roopena adhya karishye

(amavasya up to  0.01 AM next day   afterwards  Prathama, Aslesha Nakshatra  up to 3.52 PM   afterwards Makha Nakshatra)

This year  Malaya Paksham starts on  6-9-2017  . The Maha Bharani is on   10-9-2017

19-9-2017   Sarva  Amavasya (Mahalaya  Amavasya) 

     Hevilambinama samvathsare ,dakshinayane , varsha   rithou, kanya   mase , Krishna  pakshe, adhya Chathurdasyam   punya thidhou , BHouma   vasara yukthayam, poorva phalguni    nakshatra yukthayam, shubhayoga, shubhaKarana evam guna viseshena, visishtayam asyam Amavasyam  punya thidhou, amavasya  punyakale, darsa sradham , thilatharpana roopena adhya karishye

(Chathurdasi  up to  12,53 PM    (afterwards Amavasya ) and Poorva  Phalgini   nakshatra  up to  11.01 PM that night (Afterwards Uthara  Phalguni Nakshatra )

17-10-2017  Thula ravi Sankramanam

     Hevilambinama samvathsare ,dakshinayane , Varsha   rithou, Kanya  mase , Krishna  pakshe, TRayodasyam  punya thidhou , BHauma   vasara yukthayam,  Poorva phalguni  nakshatra yukthayam, shubhayoga, shubhaKarana evam guna viseshena, visishtayam asyam Trayodasyam       punya thidhou, thula ravi   punyakale, thula ravi sankramana sradham , thilatharpana roopena adhya karishye

(Trayodasi    up to 0,25  next morning     (afterwards Chathurdasi   )and Poorva Phalguni    up to  6.31  Am afterwards Uthara Phalguni   up to 6.39 next day )

19-10-2018  Sarva Amavasya

        Hevilambi nama samvathsare ,dakshinayane , sharad   rithou, thula  mase , Krishna  pakshe, adhya Amavasyam      punya thidhou , Guru   vasara yukthayam, Hastha  nakshatra yukthayam, shubhayoga, shubha Karana evam guna viseshena, visishtayam asyam amavasyam  punya thidhou, amavasya  punyakale, darsa sradham , thilatharpana roopena adhya karishye

(Amavasya  up to  0.43 AM next day   (Afterwards Prathama ) and  Hastha Nakshatra  up  to7.27   Am that day   that day  and then Chithra  up to  8.37 Am next day )

18-11-2017  Sarva  Amavasya

          Hevilambi nama samvathsare ,dakshinayane , Sharad  rithou, Vruschiga   mase , Krishna  pakshe, adhya Amavasyam  punya thidhou , Sthira   vasara yukthayam, Vishakha   nakshatra yukthayam shubhayoga, shubhaKarana evam guna viseshena, visishtayam asyam Amavasya  punya thidhou, amavasya  punyakale, darsa sradham , thilatharpana roopena adhya karishye

(Amavasya  up to  5.13 PM  (Afterwards Prathama ) and  Vishgaka    up  to 7.25 PM  that day    and then Anuradha )


17-12-2017  Sarva  Amavasya

         Heyvilambi nama samvathsare ,Dakshinayane , hemantha  rithou, dhanur   mase , Krishna  pakshe, adhya Chathurdasyam   punya thidhou , bhanu    vasara yukthayam, Jyeshta  nakshatra yukthayam, shubhayoga, shubhaKarana evam guna viseshena, visishtayam asyam CHathurdasyam  punya thidhou, amavasya  punyakale, darsa sradham , thilatharpana roopena adhya karishye

(Chathurdasi  up to 9.30  Am  (Afterwards Amavasya   ) and Jyeshta   Nakshtra up to  7.07  Am on the next day (Afterwards Moola Nakshatra)


14-1-2018 Uthrayana Punya kalam/Makara  Ravi sankaramanam

               Hevilambinama samvathsare ,Uttaraayane  , hemantha  rithou, Makara  mase , Krishna  pakshe, Trayodasyam     punya thidhou , Bhanu   vasara yukthayam, Jyeshta  nakshatra yukthayam   , shubhayoga, shubhaKarana evam guna viseshena, visishtayam asyam Dwitheeyaam   punya thidhou, utharayana  punyakale,  Utharayana  Samjaka makara  ravi sankramana  sradham , thilatharpana roopena adhya karishye

(Trayodasi   up to   2.32 AM next day   (Chathurdasi   afterwards  ) and  Jyeshta   up to 1.15 PM  that day   and  then Moola   Nakshatra afterwards)  .


16-1-2018  Srava    Amavasya

          Hevilambinama samvathsare ,Utharayane , hemantha   rithou, makara   mase , Krishna  pakshe, adhya amavasyam  punya thidhou , bhouma       vasara yukthayam, Poorvashada   nakshatra yukthayam, shubhayoga, shubhaKarana evam guna viseshena, visishtayam asyam amavasyam  punya thidhou, amavasya  punyakale, darsa sradham , thilatharpana roopena adhya karishye

(Amavasya up till 2.49 AM  next morning   (Prathama afterwards) and Poorvashada    Nakshtra up to  7.23 PM (afterwards Uthrashada))

31.1.2018   Chandra Grahanam (To be done only in countries   where Grahana is visible)

  Hevilambinama samvathsare ,dakshinayane , Hemantha rithou, Makara  mase , Shukla pakshe, adhya Pournamasyam   punya thidhou , Soumya vasara yukthayam, Pushya nakshatra yukthayam, shubhayoga, shubhaKarana evam guna viseshena, visishtayam asyam Pournamasyam  punya thidhou, Somoparaga  punya kale , uparaga sradham , thilatharpana roopena adhya karishye

The following stars are affected  Punarpoosam,  POosam, Ayilyam Vishakham, Kettai, Pororattathi, Anuham , Uthrattathi
The tharpanam should be done before the end of  the Grahanam In India it starts at  5.16 PM and leaves at 8.40 PM

(Those  whose Nakshatra   the eclipse are affected , should write the following sloka in a palm leaf and tie it to their forehead. After the eclipse this palm leaf should be removed. Then they should give in charity one Ash gourd, coconut and coin to a Brahmin.

For Lunar eclipse:-

Indro analo Yamo , riksho, varuno vayurevacham, Kubhera, eeso knandu Indu uparaga udhavyathaam mama)

15-2-2018   Sarva  Amavasya

          Hevilambinama samvathsare ,Utharayane , Shishira  rithou, khumba    mase , Krishna  pakshe, adhya Amavasyam    punya thidhou ,  Guru     vasara yukthayam, Sravana     nakshatra yukthayam, shubhayoga, shubhaKarana evam guna viseshena, visishtayam asyam Amavasyam    punya thidhou, amavasya  punyakale, darsa sradham , thilatharpana roopena adhya karishye

(Amavasya  up to   2.37 aM next day   (afterwards Prathama) and  Sravana Nakshtra up to  7.32  Am  that day  and afterwards  Danishta  Nakshatra


17-3-2018 Sarva   Amavasya

          Hevilambinama samvathsare ,Utharayane , Shishira  rithou, meena     mase , Krishna  pakshe, adhya Amavasyam   punya thidhou , Sthira    vasara yukthayam, Poorva proshtapada  nakshatra   yukthayam, shubhayoga, shubhaKarana evam guna viseshena, visishtayam asyam Amavyam   punya thidhou, amavasya  punyakale, darsa sradham , thilatharpana roopena adhya karishye

(Amavasya  up to 6.43  PM  (afterwards Prathama) and  Poorva proshtapada   up to  7,44  PM   that  day and afterwards  Uthara   Proshta  pada  Nakshtra)


14-4-2018  Chaithra  Vishu  Punya  kala

       Vilambi samvathsare ,Utharayane , vasantha  rithou, mesha     mase , Krishna  pakshe, adhya Trayodhasyam  punya thidhou , Sthira   vasara yukthayam, Uthra proshtapada    nakshatra   yukthayam, shubhayoga, shubhaKarana evam guna viseshena, visishtayam asyam Trayodasyam   punya thidhou, Chaithra  Vishu  punyakale, darsa sradham , thilatharpana roopena adhya karishye


(Trayodasi  up to 9,13 AM  and afterwards  Chathurdasi  , Thra Proshta Pada   up to 4.29 AM next morning  Am   and later  Revathi .)


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  5. Sridharan SAnkaran is the opinion that it should have been typed as THithi and not Thidhi as I have done It is up to you to take it the way you want .I have deleted his comments.DEar Sir, please do not post any more comments on this.

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    1. Sir,

      how can we take it whatever way we want ? Only one of the 2 has to be correct. If we write it as Thidhi , it will be थिधि or तिदि etc in devanagari. Try to search for the word तिदि and Google will auto correct it to तिथि and show you lots of relevant results. Try to search for तिति and you won't get any results.

      So the point is it is not तिति or तिदि , but तिथि.

      Next, I checked a Sanskrit to English dictionary. There is no word called तिति or तिदि

      Finally, I called an eminent prof of Sanskrit and retd HOD of Sanskrit dept and President award winner for his opinion. He too said तिथि is correct.


      I urge you to have a look at tharpana mantras in devanagari given here
      you can see that it is तिथि

      And तिथि can not be written as thidhi in English by any stretch of imagination. Tithi is correct phonetically.

      Please do not delete any posts. We are having an intellectual discussion. We are not using any abusive words or personal attacks.

      Let other bloggers and users with Sanskrit knowledge also give their opinion .

      Deleting reader comments is like curbing freedom of expression and it is undemocratic.

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  6. I agree with you .RGe discussion is about transliteration and not about SAnskrit spelling .Should be written as thithi or should be written as Thidhi. I always type Thidhi THe people who ise my manthras know it .THese type of discussion would only confuse them. Deleting comments which I do not agree is my right .I am very ordinary person and I should safe guard my interests I would not be participating in this discussion any more .I know तिथि is correct.

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    1. Sir,

      If a same set of limited people see your page, then we can say, they know how to read thidhi.

      But this site is on internet. Any body who googles and gets this page can see it. And they will be confused or misguided to see this "thidhi" spelling.

      If they are knowledgeable, they will think you are not knowledgeable.

      If they are not knowledgeable, then they will pronounce it as तिदि and thereby attract mantra dosham.

      More than deva kaaryam, pitru kaaryam has to be done with more shraddha and correctness.

      If you think those who are used to your spelling will get confused if you change, I want to make a mention about Sri V.Govindan and his huge work in translating and transliterating ALL Thyagaraja kritis into various Indian languages and English. At the beginning of each kriti , he has mentioned his standard transliteration scheme and how to pronounce like this .

      Any such scheme will bring uniformity so that those who are already familiar with your site and new users uniformly understand the transliteration scheme and read/ pronounce the same way.

      You are doing a service and all these suggestions are with the good intention that it should be flawless and full fruit is got by all. It is not for finger pointing.

      Thanks for your understanding.

      Thank You
      R.Abinaya, PhD
      Professor of Sanskrit
      Varanasi

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  7. Same set of Tamil Brahmins only use this info and not by every one/I have been puttinhg it online every year for the past 20 years. Ofcourse You can have your own opinion. I too have translated all THygaraja Krithis in to english.THis site has been visited by 8 lakh visitors in the past 8 years.THanks for your comments

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  8. Abhinaya madam,

    so far I was thinking that thidhi has to be read as तिदि . Now I understand it has to be read as तिथि. Thanks for pointing it out. I dont know how many more are wrongly reading like what I was reading. The main difference between sanskrit and a language like tamil or english is the pronunciation. So we have to do whatever it is possible to highlight the differences. thidhi vs tithi makes lot of difference.

    Ramachander sir, pls dont take it as who is right and who is wrong. It is not V.Govindan vs Ramachander comparison. That is not the issue. Also doing something for past 20 years does not mean same should be done the same way for the next 20 years. Do not take feedback personally in a negative way. You are doing a great service, we are not finding fault. We are only giving suggestions for improvements. As you will agree, there can always be improvements in whatever we all do. That is the spirit behind this.

    Similarly, it is not difficult to change mase to maase , nama to naama etc. Simple differentiation between Long vowels vs short vowels .

    Again some nice to have suggestions, not fault finding.

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    1. so nice to see, and a praise to your strains on behalf of us
      wth namaskarams. naaraayana.

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  9. I don't understand why a simple suggestion to improve readability should be face so much questioning and cajoling.

    For Greeshma , there is "ee" in this blog, which is good. Not single "e". Because it is long vowel. Similarly, "mase" can be written as "maase". Valid suggestion.

    And what is the point in saying I know it is तिथि but still I will write "thidhi" ?

    We are not in any fault finding mission. We are only suggesting for betterment of this site. Telling I am doing this for 20 years the same thing does not help in improving. 20 years back we did not use mobile phones and emails, now we are using for betterment of our life. Don't we ?

    So , for betterment of this site, such small suggestions can be incorporated without taking this personal.

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  10. Thanks for all your suggestions I There are no hard and fast rules for transliteration. I would prefer my method which is liked by my readers. If any one feels that it could be bettered , they can get it done and post it in their blog.I would be grateful to one and all if they do not continue this type of writing which hurts me.May God bless you all.

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  11. "There are no hard and fast rules for transliteration"
    Of course, there are rules and conventions for transliteration. Harvard-Kyoto convention is one. ITRANS is another. Writing तिथि as thidhi can not be called tranliteration. And more than that saying "I will do what I do" is nothing but .......

    "I would prefer my method which is liked by my readers"
    Many of your readers have pointed out - Sridharan, Abinaya, Vichu, Myself, Hariharan that the correction is required. Since your readers want, you can change.

    "I would be grateful to one and all if they do not continue this type of writing which hurts me."
    Ok Sir fine, that is the way you take suggestion. भद्राः क्रतवः नः विश्वतः आयन्तु Let noble thoughts come from all directions , says Rig Veda.

    "May God bless you all."
    May God bless you too SIR. Especially protect you from mantra dosham.

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  12. I am very sad to go through these blogs. Many are not ready to take pains and publish such useful mantras. But when someone does, I find people ready to point out errors. Such gestures will kill enthusiasm of existing good souls like Shri.P.R.Ramchander and may prevent new ones to venture out. Please leave such people alone. My humble submission.

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    1. It is unfortunate that giving suggestions or fixing errors is seen as a negative thing. To err is human. Everyone knowingly or unknowingly can make some errors , big or small. No one is perfect. There is always scope for improving anything. What is important is to see that in the right spirit and say 'thanks for the suggestion, it is easy to implement, here we go', instead taking it as an ego issue of 'I am so and so, how can you point out any mistake'.

      No one questions Sri Ramachander's efforts , knowledge or sincerity . The suggestions given were minor but effective to avoid "mantra dOsham" ,especially in pitru kaaryam. That is why, in certain rituals, we even do separate prayaschittam (compensation) for mistakes committed by wrong utterance of mantas, lack of bhakti etc (Mantra heenam, Kriya heenam , Bhakti heenam )

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  13. Thank you sir for the consistent efforts put up by you to help us perform tarpanams with the details provided. I do believe the blog is intended for ordinary non-Sanskrit knowing people like me to use as a ready reference as those well versed don't have to rely on your blogs. My humble submission, ignore the nit pickers and please keep up the good work.
    Thanks again

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    1. Dear Kumar Natarajan sir,

      it is the other way. Those who know sanskrit can auto correct and read correctly Sanskrit words written wrongly. Because they know Sanskrit, they know its pronunciation, meaning etc.

      Since you say you are "ordinary" person without Sanskrit knowledge, people like you need more hand holding and guidance than those who know Sanskrit. That is the reason "thidhou" vs "thithou" becomes important. It is not nitpicking. Mantra dosham that one can attract due to wrong pronunciation or splitting of words can give negative effects. Prof N.Veezhinathan , a sanskrit scholar , ex HOD of Sanskrit in Madras Univ and advisor the legend MS. Subbulakshmi once told me "never sing mantras such as Lalitha Sahasranamam in ragas. Because, when we sing mantras in ragas, we may make compromise in word splitting, pronunciation etc. And that will lead to disastrous effects". The same rule is applicable for pitru tharpanam mantras also. Reciting it wrongly is a sin .

      This reminds me of an incident. A few years ago, I stumbled upon a website whether Lord Shiva's name was mentioned as "artha nareeswarar". The website was good, but for this mistake in spelling of the Lord. I wrote to the owner of the website saying it should be "ardha nareeswarar" and NOT "artha nareeswarar". "Ardham" is half. "Artham" is wealth/money. "Naree" means lady / woman. The meaning changes completely with spelling. "Half lady" becomes "wealthy lady". When I explained this, his immdt reply was "Thanks for pointing it out, no one pointed this mistake before. I will correct it.". That was gracious on his part.

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  14. Thank you for the good work you have been doing. It is really helpful.Please continue the good work.

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  15. As a coin has two sides, as an electronic circuitry device has flip and flop sides, as a reader and beneficiary, let us not engage in who is right and who is not. Instead let us encourage Sri PRR for his good work and extend our support to him for future works

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    1. No one is asking Sri PRR to stop his work. No one is criticising his service or trying to prove who is right. So please do not mis-interpret. All we say is to better the current work ; make it more effective. Human endeavour has always been to become better and better in what we do and not to stagnate.

      Sarma Sastrigal, anexponent in Vedas and Sastras recently lamented in his facebook page as below:

      நம்மில் பலர் வருஷ கணக்காக தர்ப்பணம் செய்து வந்தபோதிலும் அதில் வரும் சொல்ப மந்திரங்களைக்கூட மணப்பாடம் செய்யவோ அல்லது ஸ்வர அக்ஷர சுத்தத்துடன் சொல்ல வேண்டுமெனவோ நினைப்பதில்லை

      தர்ப்பணத்தின்போது வாத்யார் சொல்லும் மந்திரங்களை நாம் சரிவர உச்சரித்து எள்ளு ஜலம் விட்டாலே போதும். பித்ருக்கள் திருப்தி அடைவார்கள். பலன் கிடைப்பதும் நிச்சயம்.

      For those who can not read tamil script, the gist is for tharpanam to be effective, one has to pronounce the tharpanam mantras properly. He has lamented that people don't give enough importance to that.

      So it is also the responsibility of those who are guiding people who do tharpanam to pronounce the mantras properly.

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  16. For pithru kaaryams, "shubhayoga, shubhaKarana " should not be told. Instead "vishnu yoga, vishnu Karana " should be told. Sri Ramachander's document "Introduction to Tharpanam " also has "vishnu yoga, vishnu Karana " only.

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    1. Iyers always tell "Shubha yoga, Shubha karana" THere is nothing Ashubha in Pithru Karyams .Ofcourse all Vaishnavites chant as you have suggested.

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    2. Due to some reason, my vaadhiyaars always tell Vishnu yoga, and correct me/themselves if subha yoga is told accidentally

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    3. I have several tharpans books and in all of them it is Shubha yoga..

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  17. I am 77 and moving fast towards 78.My pranams to the scholars and professors.I would be discontinuing this service from next year and so bear with me for one more year.

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  18. Pranamams. In our village, Vadhyar (Palakkad Rajesh Sasthrigal) says that the Aadi masa krishna paksha Navami comes on 1st of Aadi, In all Panchagams otehr than Srirangam Panchagam says that the Aadi masa krishna paksha Navami comes on 1st of Aadi masa. But in Srirangam Pachangam the Navami of the Aadi masam comes on 31st of Aadi masa. Vadhyar says that the Sriranga Panchagam is wrong to calculate the Aadi masa krishna paksha Navami.
    Similarly the In Srirangam Panchagam the Aavani Avittam falls on August 7th. On that day the Chandra grahanam will occurs. Our Vadhyar says that there is rules that Sradha Karmas will not do on the days of Grahana Occurs. So on that day Avani avittam will not comes. Our vadhyar says that Kanji Periyavar also agrees this argument. Vadhyar says that, in this situation Kanji Periyavar declared that the Aavani avittam will celebrate on September 6th.
    I request you please clarify this after the discussions with Vedic Pandits and scholars and publish in this group.

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  19. Kindly follow the Panchangam your Vadhyar follows. August 7th is definitely not Avani avittam , as it is Chandra Grahanam that day.To my best of knowledge We have to get declaration from Sringeri mUtt, which has not told any thing about it.

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  20. Ramachnader ji,

    I have been a regular reader of your blog and feel immensely blessed.It is people like you who have and will help "brahmaneeyam" to sustain against odds.
    People like Sridharan Sankaran, Vichu Vishy and Abinaya Ranjeet are just noisy distractions - just keep doing your good deed. Please delete the comments of such people to keep the focus of readers to what is relevant.

    Vasan Srivathsa

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  21. I felt sad that some comments were made.But now I am happy more and more people are downloading the manthras

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  23. Performing Aadi amavasya tharpanam eradicates the effects of sorcery and black magic. It will grants peace and prosperity of your life. If you want to bring success in both professional and personal life, perform Amavasai Tharpanam get a blessings from your ancestors.
    To know more

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  24. very useful website.
    also in the tharpanam sloka under Abhivadanam, how does one come to know one's "Pravara" Rishi and also "Sutra". Am aware of Gotram and Veda, but not above two. Please help so that I can do the tharpanam properly

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    1. Little bit of background has to be covered :

      We know there are 4 vedas. Next, we have 6 vEdAnga (the limbs of the Vedas) - the Siksha and Vyakarana of Panini; the Chhandas of Pingalacharya; the Nirukta of Yaskacharya; the Jyotisha of Garga; and, the various Kalpas authored by various Rishis.

      For Kalpa, each of the four divisions of the Vedas has its own special Kalpas.

      There are several traditions of Kalpa Sutras; and are attributed to various Rishis. Among the Kalpa Sutras, the Asvalayana, Sankhyana and the Sambhavya belong to the Rig-Veda. The Mashaka, Latyayana, Drahyayana, Gobhila and Khadirai belong to the Sama-Veda. The Katyayana and Paraskarai belong to the Sukla Yajur-Veda. The Apastamba, Hiranyakesi, Bodhayana, Bharadvaja, Manava, Vaikhanasa and the Kathaka belong to the Krishna Yajur-Veda. The Vaitana and the Kaushika belong to the Atharva-Veda.

      Now to which kalpa Sutra you belong to is decided by your veda. For example, if you belong to sama veda, you will come under ANY ONE OF Mashaka, Latyayana, Drahyayana, Gobhila and Khadirai .

      You can approach the elders in your family/ extended family to know this.

      The pravaram (list of rishis) is decided by your Gotra.

      Lastly, if you want to do tharpanam properly, pronunciation of mantras is very important. Pls ensure you learn that properly through elders / acharya . There are also many good tharpanam videos in youtube with proper pronunciation.

      Reading mantras from English without any special transliteration scheme (like what is there in this site ) will murder the mantras and will only attract paapam.

      There is a full day FREE Amavasya tharpanam camp to be conducted in Chennai on 15/Aug/2017 by Sarma Sastrigal which will cover the importance, right way of doing, mantras and their pronunciation etc. If you are in Chennai, you can enroll and get benefited. You may contact 9444214443 / 8754496329 to enroll.

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    2. Please enquire from any elder in your paternal family .THey will tell you.

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  25. Can you please inform me the most important days the Tharpanam must be done other than Thithi days of parents during Mahalaya paksha of 2017( I am in USA)? Kly reply to vasusubram@yahoo.com if possible

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    1. There is NO connection between the thithi of your parents and the thithi on a given day during mahalaya paksham. In other words, you can do mahalaya paksha tharpanam on ANY day uring those 15 days except certain exempted days . Visit below link for details:

      https://www.facebook.com/Sarmasasthrigal/posts/1652084951580602

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  26. I do mahalaya tharpanam daily from 6th Sept. Accordingly 17th is dwadashi, 18th is thriyodashi, 19th is chaturdasi, 20th is ammavasai and 21st is pradamai.

    is this correct ??

    19th is treated as mahalaya ammavasai, while ammavasai is only from the afternoon. so should we skip one thithi ?

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  27. Thanks for your guidance Sir! PRR pranams and I am blessed! Pl.continue your service.

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