Barsi Ceremony in Hindu Religion – Barsi Death Ceremony among Hindus

Barsi ceremony, or Varsi, among Hindus is an important ceremony after death. It is observed after a year in Hindu religion – it is the first death anniversary. It is also known as the first yearly Shradh and is performed exactly after a year.

Tithi or Rashi is followed for the Barsi date. The Rashi on which the person died is chosen by some communities. Some Hindu communities opt for the same Tithi.

Shradh is offered to the dead person on the day by family members. Some communities cook the food liked by the dead person on the day.

Today many people opt for Annadanam or food donation on Barsi after a simple Shradh puja.

In some communities especially in North India an elaborate feast is arranged during the occasion. Relatives and villagers participate in the feast.

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