Shraddha rituals at Gokarna are considered very important during the first year of death. Online Shraddha can be performed in your absence also. In this case, learned Brahmin will represent and perform all rituals on behalf of you. Video clippings will be sent by mail or you can be present on live video.
Shraddha at Gokarna
Which literally means anything or any act that is performed with all sincerity and faith. In the Hindu religion, it is the ritual that one performs to pay homage to one’s ‘ancestors especially to one’s dead parents. Conceptually, it is a way for people to express heartfelt gratitude and thanks towards their parents and ancestors, for having helped them to be what they are and praying for their peace. It also can be thought of as a “day of remembrance.” It is performed for both the father and mother separately, on the days they became deceased.
It is performed on the death anniversary or collectively during the Pitru Paksha or Shraaddha paksha (Fortnight of ancestors), right before Sharad Navaratri in autumn.
Many people visit Hindu pilgrimage sites to perform, Shraadha ceremonies, like Gokarna (Karnataka) Haridwar, and Gaya.
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Why Shraddha is done?
According to Garuda Purana, after thirteen days of death soul starts its journey for Yamapuri and it takes seventeen days to reach there.
The soul travels through Yamapuri for another eleven months and only in the twelfth month, it reaches the court of Yamaraj. During the period of eleven months, it has no access to food and water. It is believed that Pinda Pradhan and Tarpan is done by the son and family members to satisfy the hunger and the thirst of the soul during its journey till it reaches the court of the Yamaraj.
Pind Pradhan at Gokarna
It is believed that to bring salvation to departed souls, Pind-pradhan is a must to do. Pind pradhan is followed by all Hindus or followers of the Hindu religion. Further, it is also believed that no work can be successfully performed without the blessings of ancestors and the doing of Pind pradhan invokes blessings of the dead ancestors. This pind pradhan helps the soul of the ancestor’s soul of the death to attain Moksha(Salvation).
What is Tripindi Shraddha (Pitru Dosha) Puja?
This is an offering in the memory of the dear departed, If for three consecutive years the offerings are not made to the dear departed then the dead gets vehement, so to calm them these offerings are made. This is also performed to fulfill our ancestors in terms of Anna, Vastra, and Dravya lobha.
When is Tripindi (Pitru Dosha) Puja performed?
Tripindi Shradha is an agreeable Pooja Vidhi in which offerings are made in the memory of the Ancestors. Sometimes we cannot perform the Shradha.
If this Shradh karma is not performed continuously for three years then the ancestors get angry, to satisfy ancestors a vidhi is to be performed that is known as Tripindi Shradha. On any day of Panchami, Ashtami, Ekadashi, Teras, Choudas or Amavas in any fortnight (Shukla or Krishna) of the month of Shravan, Kartik, Pousha, Magh, Phalgun, Vaishakh, doing Tripindi Shraddha is permitted by traditional science. Normally Sun remains in Virgo or Libra during 16th September to 15th November. During this period Pitars are allowed to freely come to the earth. Hence doing Tripindi during this period is more beneficial. In case of more problems, Tripindi should be done as per the guidelines given in the book of “Goda Vivekdarsha”.
Especially in Gokarna, Karnataka, Tripindi can be performed any time during the year.
Who should perform Tripindi (Pitru Dosha) Puja?
A couple of husband and wife are jointly entitled to do the Tripindi.
A widower is also entitled to do this.
An unmarried person can also do this formality.
A Hindu woman goes to the different family after her marriage. Hence she is not entitled to do the Tripindi or Shraddha.
for her parents; but she can do the Tripindi or Shraddha for those deacesed who were related to the family if her husband.
Note: Learned Brahman can represent Kartru/Performer which is the overriding factor for all the above-mentioned factors.
A brand new unwashed dress should be worn at the time of performing this formality.
How to perform Annual shraddha (Varshika Shraddha)
Time needed:2 hours.
Following are the steps for performing Annual shraddha rituals.
- Kalasha pooja
- Paada pooja
- Vishnu pooja and Vishnu Deva archane
- Pitru archane (pitru, pitha maha, prapita maha) (mata, pitha mahi, prapita mahi)
- Anna puja
- Brahaman aradhane
- Pind pradhan
- Daan and Bhojana
Types of Shraddha
Nityam / Daily Shraddha
Shraddha Performed every day is known as Nityam or Daily Shraddha. Normally this ritual performed by offering clean water and sesame seeds to the departed souls
Ekodishta /Annual/Varshik Shraddha
Performed every year on Hindu death anniversary. Normally done every year, who practice Hinduism.
Performed to get results for the specific purpose. Performed on specific day with reference to Hindu calendar
Performed to conceive or problems related to foetus. Normally done in the month of Magha as per the Hindu calendar
Performed for celebrations, success of events, etc. For example, marriage, birth of a baby etc. This is is also known as Vriddhi shraddha.
Performed at holy places like Gokarna, Gaya etc, on the banks of holy river or near holy pond like Koti tirtha Gokarna Karnataka.
Performed by offering money to the priests in the form of dakshina.
Performed by offering food to the priests in the form of dakshina.
Those people who do not have children or whose children are physically handicap and non-believers in afterlife rituals, they should perform for themselves when they are alive.
It is known as One Time shraddha for those who cannot perform every year, due to various reasons. At Gokarna we perform Gaya Shraddha.
Where to Stay in Gokarna?
We have our own staying facilities with satvik food. All rooms are attached bathrooms with western toilets.
Annual shraddha cost starts from INR 6000. Annual shraddha with homam starts from INR 8000. The cost will vary, depending upon the number of Brahmins, type of Bhojana, and Daan ( Cost inclusive of Food and Accommodation).
37 thoughts on “Shraddha at Gokarna Wherever You are!”
Supposing I visit Gokarna on the days which is not Pitrupaksha or it is not anniversary day , can one do shraddha for elders ?
Annual anniversary has to be performed on the specific day as per the Hindu calendar.
However Kshetra Shraddha can be performed on any day at Gokarna. Contact 9448628918 to get the right solution.
I would like to perform the first shradda of my mother who passed away on October 28 2018
I think her Shradda tithi is coming on October 18 2019. Krishna paksha. Tula madam
I want to perform the important rituals only
What would be the cost for the shradda and what about staying facilities and charges
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Namaskarams. I would like to perform my mother’s1st annual thidhi which is going yo come shortly. We are 4 daughters and no sons. We wanted to do it in a very economical way. Also wanted to complete in 2 days. Is it possible what will be the total cost pl explain.
I want to perform one-year shraddha for my father who expired on November 23, 2019. I want to know the date on which I should perform the shraddha, procedure and cost. I am willing to come to Gokarna for this purpose. Kindly send me details through email.
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My father expired on May 8 2020. I am the only daughter..Annual Shraddha thithi falls on May 27 2021. I want to know the procedure and cost.. Please send me the details.
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Hay, did you perform the thithi in the said place?? Can I know the details as I am planning to do the same for my Father.
Hi my mother expired on March 16th 2019.
I want to basic pooja.
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How much does that cost?
Will prasadam b sent home? Video of pooja will also be sent?
I have sent details
Can I perform Gaya Shradh ( one time ) for my Parents as i am unable to perform the same annually
My husband expired on 5th of May 2021 due to covid.. . We couldn’t do 11th day rituals also due to lockdown. Some one suggested this.. So can we do it within this month. Kindly send me the details.
My dad passed away on May 16 2021
Due to pandamic I could not attend the 13 the day ritual and was performed by my sister and brother in law
I will be coming back in July can I do the shraddha pooja during that month and what are the process/procedure and expense please let me know
Hello. Need to perform the 1st year death ceremony on 15th September. Can you please let me know the procedure and details.
Please let me know the details for performing The 1st year thithi of my father. The date is September 2021.
I am interested in performing one of the upcoming monthly Shradh (masikam) at Gokarna for my father who passed away in April 2021. We are Telugu Brahmins. I am looking for accommodation and pooja ritual. Can you kindly guide me as to cost and convenient period during one of the upcoming months.
You can Perform at Gokarna. Contact 9448628918/7892323412.
My father expired on 1st October 2020. We are 2 daughters. I’m single. Kindly assist in confirming when I can carry out his first death anniversary rituals.
We would like to perform Pitru Dosha ritual on 14th October2021 at Gokarana. Do they perform this pooja on this day ??
How much would be the cost of the pooja ??
My father expired on 29 Oct 2020 and we have to perform 1 year shraddha can you tell the details of shraddha cost and its performance and how to contact the priests over there??
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Madam , My father expired on 22.12.2016 . we want to do tripindi pradhan what will be the cost and how to go about
My mother passed away last year and we need to do her Varshika Shraddha on November 17th 2021. Please let me know if it can be done in our absence and what is the procedure and cost?
Yes, it can be done. Contact 9663645980
Hi I have told to tirtha sharda for not having kids . I’m in Mysore ..how can I do …I am not able to travel. Please tell
Hello – my father passed away on 22 May 2021 I want to do his 1st death anniverssay please guide me what all will be needed .. we are 2 sisters my elder sister is in USA I am in bangalore – n I have little or no knowledge sir. Requesting the most economical approach due to some reason for this time and guide me what is required for my father and mother’s peace
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My wife passed away om May 17, 2021. I could not perform her 14 days shraddha. Now during her 1st death anniversary i would like to perform anniversary as well as shradda done immediately after Her death. I want it done online. What will the charges? Kindly share UPI. PHONEPE OR GOOGLE PE ID TO MAKE PAYMENT.
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Hi, need to know 6th month rituals after death can be done at Gokarna? and what will be the cost for it?