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Bhishma Ashtami Mantra – Bhishma Tarpan Shloka

Bhishma Ashtami mantra is dedicated to Bhishma Pitamaha of Mahabharata. The Bhishma Tarpan shloka is chanted on the day for peace of mind and also for attaining moksha or liberation. Bhishma ashtami mantra is given below in picture format.

All rituals and prayers on the day are dedicated to Bhishma and forefathers. The belief is that rituals performed on the day will reach quickly to the ancestors.

A fast is observed by some communities on the day. In Bengal special pujas are observed by the Hindu community.

Performing Annadanam (food donation), feeding of animals, donation of clothes and study materials earn merits.