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Home Latest Short Index. It's EASY! This article contains only the most basic procedural part of the Sathguru's writings on tharpanam. For the philosophical background or more advanced information on pitrus and tharpanam, refer to Sathguru Venkataraman's prolific Siddha writings in his 4 books on tharpanam secrets and his monthly magazine.
Even though this article is long, the actual tharpanam procedure itself is quite short and simple. We are publishing this article here in response to requests from many of you. Email us if you have questions.
Dear Copy-pasters: Let others read our Siddha content in our Siddha site, just like you did. So please do not copy-paste our content text, images, videos, etc. Please share only the link to this article with your friends. For a period of more than four decades, Sathguru Venkataraman of the Agasthiar Siddha Guru Parampara Lineage stressed the importance of nitya tharpanam daily tarpanam offerings for one's pitru ancestral beings.
He said that nitya daily tharpana is as important as the other nitya daily pooja worship procedures. However, people often gave excuses such as "I don't know the procedure" or "I have to get a priest to do it for me but it is hard to find one" or "The procedure is too complex" and so on.
Using this simplified tarpanam procedure , you can do tarpanam by yourself, wherever you may be. Sathguru Venkataraman published this easy tarpanam method in his books in the s and s and also in his monthly magazine. We are pretty sure this was the first time that such a simple tharpanam method was published and all people were actively encouraged to do tarpanam without any restrictions whatsoever. It is this easy tharpanam method that we are going to cover in this article. But please note that over and beyond this easy tharpanam method, Sathguru Venkataraman gave us hundreds of unique tharpanam procedures in 4 volumes of his "Easy Tharpanam Methods" series of books and also in numerous articles in his monthly magazine and in his Tamil blog.
Refer to these sources for these special tharpanam procedures. If you know the traditional way of doing tharpanam and the traditional mantras, or if you follow a certain family tradition, by all means follow your traditional practices.
What we give here is Agasthiar's easy tarpanam method that anyone anywhere can follow. No restrictions whatsoever. Click here for some of our articles on tharpanam and related issues.
The first part is what is known as Pitru Tarpanam and the second part is known as Karunya Tharpanam. What is Pitru Tharpanam? There are many spiritual debts that each one of us needs to pay every day. One of these is our daily debt to our ancestral beings known as pitrus. To pay off this debt, what we need to do daily is the worship procedure known as pitru tharpanam. This worship procedure is quite easy.
You can do it in about 10 minutes or so. In the pitru tharpanam procedure, we offer tharpanam to 12 of our most recently departed ancestors.
These are our departed ancestors in our parental lines, i. Departed uncles, grand uncles, aunts, grand aunts and others not in the parental lines are not coverd in the pitru tharpanam process. They are covered in the Karunya Tharpanam process described below. You can offer tharpanam for more than 12 of your departed ancestors, but that is more advanced and we don't cover that here in this easy tharpanam method.
What is Karunya Tharpanam? Karunya Tharpanam is the second part of the tharpanam process. It is tharpanam offered to departed relatives, friends, strangers, pets, animals, birds, insects, creatures, plants, trees and other departed beings. Six things you need for doing Tharpanam 1.
A mat to sit on, preferably made of sacred Darbha grass also known as Kusa grass. A wooden plank or clean cloth made of natural fibers such as cotton or wool can also be used as a mat. A clean plate made of wood, copper, brass or silver. Glass and stainless steel are not appropriate. Clean water in a wood, copper, brass or silver cup that is convenient to hold in your left hand. You may also want to have water in a separate bowl. Black sesame seeds ellu in Tamil, til in Hindi.
If you are male, use black sesame seeds. If you are female, use white sesame seeds. Why so? The answer is in Sathguru Venkataraman's Siddha writings. Dharba grass also known as kusa grass and as dharbai. Pavitram made of darbha grass see image on this page to be worn on the ring finger of the right hand. But a picture is worth a thousand words. So we asked one of our guys to make a pictorial representation of these six things that you need to do tharpanam. See below:. You will also need the mantras for pitru and karunya tarpanam.
All these are described below. You list them 3 each from 4 ancestral lines as described below. Paternal male ancestors, i. Pick the 3 most recently departed from this ancestral line and note down the names and the relationships. For example, let us assume that the father F and father's father FF are alive. FFF Murugan 2. FFFF Siva 3. M Saraswati 5. FFM Lakshmi 6. For example, let us assume that the mother's father's father MFF is alive.
MF Kumar 8. MFFF Gopala 9. For example, let us assume that no one is alive in this ancestral line. MM Valli MFM Jyoti MFFM Devi. For the plants and trees that gave you your food Sathguru Venkataraman was emphatic that we should do karunya tharpanam for the grains, vegetables, fruits, herbs and other plant products that we have consumed. For those who consume or have consumed meat For those who consume or have consumed meat products, karunya tharpanam is that much more important and they must certainly do karunya tharpanam for the animals, birds and other creatures that they have consumed.
This is the step where we actually offer tharpanam for the first departed ancestor, on the tip marked 1 in the above diagram. In our example, the first departed ancestor is FFF father's father's father, i. Place a pinch of sesame seeds on your right palm and chant the pitru tarpana mantra given above meyyil vilangum jothi mantra given above and the name of the departed ancestor as follows: meyyil vilangum jothi Now move on to the 2-nd tip and do the tharpanam 3 times on that tip for the 2-nd departed male ancestor in your paternal line.
In this way, repeat this process for all 12 ancestors, i. Next, do karunya tharpanam for relatives, friends, people you respect, strangers, pets, plants, trees, animals, birds, creatures and insects. Before you do this, pray to Lord Varadaraja of Seshambadi and request His blessings for the departed beings you are doing karunya tarpanam for.
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Creating the List of Departed Beings for Kaarunya Tharpanam Having listed the 12 most recently departed ancestors, we should now list the departed souls for whom we should do karunya tharpanam, that is, departed friends, departed relatives i. Departed Beings you have known or whose relationship to you is known.
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Home Latest Short Index. It's EASY! This article contains only the most basic procedural part of the Sathguru's writings on tharpanam. For the philosophical background or more advanced information on pitrus and tharpanam, refer to Sathguru Venkataraman's prolific Siddha writings in his 4 books on tharpanam secrets and his monthly magazine. Even though this article is long, the actual tharpanam procedure itself is quite short and simple.
Agasthiar's Easy Tharpanam Method
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