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Quotes On Mahalaya Pitru Paksha Shradh From Mahabharata

The need and importance of performing Mahalaya Pitru Paksha Shradh is mentioned in the Mahabharata. Here is an important quote on Mahalaya Shraddha.

The householder who does not perform shradh during the period when the Sun is in the Virgo sign (pitru paksha shradh fortnight), how will he earn money and be gifted with a healthy child as he would have enraged the deceased ancestors’ souls?


Additionally, the abode for deceased ancestors’ souls remains vacant till the Sun moves from Virgo and Libra sign to the Scorpio sign.  The abode for deceased ancestors’ souls remaining vacant during this period implies that the deceased ancestors’ souls come closer to their descendants for blessing them and if Shradh is not performed, they give curse to their descendants and return.

Due to this, it is important to perform Shraddha during this period.