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List Puja of items used in Shradh Ritual

Shradh ritual in Hindu religion is dedicated to dead ancestors. It is an important annual ceremony for majority of Hindus. Here are the puja items used in Shradh ritual.

  • Banana leaf
  • Copper plate
  • Cooked rice
  • Darbha or Kusha grass – ring of darbha and the grass spread as seating
  • Bhringaraj leaves
  • Tulsi leaves
  • Black sesame or til
  • Til mixed with water
  • Uncooked rice or barley
  • Honey
  • Black Gram
  • White flowers (red flowers are not used in Shradh)
  • Sandalwood paste
  • Betel nut and leaf
In some regions, people cook favorite food of the dead person.

Please note that not all items will be used in all regions. This is to give a general idea regarding items needed for Shradh.