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Shradh – Tarpan in Adhik Masa in Hindu Calendar – Rituals Dedicated to Dead in Extra Month in Hindu Calendar

Shradh – Tarpan rituals to be performed in Adhik Month are mentioned below. Certain rituals dedicated to the dead are to be performed in the extra month. Certain have to be skipped. The details of Shradh – Tarpan in Adhik Jyeshta 2018 is given below. Annual Shradh rituals regularly performed in Jyeshta month should be performed only in the Nija Jyeshta month and not in the Adhik Month. The first annual Shradh of those people died in last Jyeshta month should be performed in the Adhik Jyeshta month this year. Monthly Shradh should be performed in both Adhika and Nija Jyeshta Months. If the 12th Masika Shradh occurs in Adhika, then after performing 12th Masika in Adhika and Nija months, Prathama Abdika should be performed in the 14th Month. Darsha Shraddha, Nitya Shraddha, Yugadi-Manvadi Shraddha should be performed in both Adhika and Nija Masa. Prati-Samvatsarika Shraddha of those who expired in last Adhika Masa should be performed in Adhika Masa only. It should

The Story of Adhik Maas or Purushottama Masa associated with Hindu God Vishnu

Adhik Maas or Purushottama Masa is the extra month added to a Hindu lunar calendar once in 32 months to make the lunar calendar similar to the solar calendar. There is an interesting story that associates Adhik Maas or Purushottama Masa with Hindu God Vishnu. The 12 months in a traditional calendar is assigned to particular Hindu God. But when the 13 month in a lunar calendar was created by Rishis and Saints, it was not assigned to any God. Thus it acquired the name of Mal Maas or Malimmucha. This was like a stigma to the extra month. Now the Adhik Maas felt disillusioned and sad and approached Lord Vishnu. Adhik Masa complained that as he was not assigned to any God he will be rejected by humans. So the Adhik Masa sought the help of Lord Vishnu to escape from this tricky situation. Lord Vishnu took pity on Adhik Masa and assigned it to him especially to Lord Krishna. He also gave the name Purushottama Maas to the month. Lord Vishnu also said that the

Short Wonderful Video Documentary on Nabakalebara in Puri Jagannath Temple and its Symbolic Meaning

Nabakalebara is the change of the murtis worshipped in the world famous  Puri   Jagannath   Temple  in Orissa. It is not a mere ritual. It has deep symbolic meaning. It extols the true teachings of Hinduism. You can watch a wonderful short video documentary on Nabakalebara and its symbolic meaning. You can watch the video here on the official website of Nabakalebara .