Special Tarpanam At Marundeeswarar Temple
For Enriching Livelihood, Lifting Tribulations & Sorrows
Scheduled on September 19, 2017
Mahalaya Amavasya is the perfect time to relieve ourselves of our sorrows and Vedicfolks is performing Tarpanam at Marundeeshwarar Temple in Chennai.
Order now and satisfy your ancestors by liberating them (Moksha) which makes them happy. You in turn will get their blessings for a lifetime!
Mahalaya Amavasya - A day of expressing gratitude to elders to receive their blessings
The act of offering various substances to our ancestors is called Tarpanam. The word Trup means to satisfy and tarpan has been formed from the root word Trup. It is therefore done to satisfy these souls to seek their blessings and keep them happy.
As we are indebted to our ancestors or pitrus, for our very biological inheritance, at some point of time in our lives we need to satiate them and show our gratitude. That’s what it’s all about and when we perform this ritual we are actually freeing them from bondage of this materialistic world.
If we don’t satisfy them we face tribulations and difficulties in life and if we do, we can be happy and victorious.
Why perform Tarpanam on Mahalaya Amavasya?
Tarpanam on Mahalaya Amavasya Satiates the Departed Souls
The dark fortnight of September from 6th to 19th is called Mahalaya Paksha which is very special for offering oblations to departed souls. If knowingly or unknowingly our forefathers have committed sins it is reflected in our natal charts as Pitru Dosh or Pitra Rina and being their offsprings we are destined to suffer from the bad effects. Due to this malefic effect of planets, even beneficial planets also become unfavourable.
Mahalaya Paksha consists of fifteen thithis or phases of Moon i.e Pratipat, Dvitiya, Tritiya, Chaturthi, Panchami, Shashti, Ashtami, Navami, Dasami, Ekadasi, Dvadasi, Trayodasi, Chaturdashi and finally Amavasya. The last being the most auspicious called Mahalaya Amavasya. Performing pujas on this day and offering of food on this day can pull you out of all ordeals and tribulations in life and lead you to a path of success.
Why Perform Tarpanam at Marundeeswarar Temple
The temple located in Tiruvanmiyur, Chennai is about 2000 years old. The main deity Lord Marundeeswar or god of medicines is called so because he taught the great sage Agastya about some miracle cures. From that day, the temple is popular for therapy as it is said that if one prays to the lord here he/she is sure to find a cure to diseases and ailments.
Of late, the temple has become famous for performing Tarpanam to pitrus on special occasions like Mahalaya Amavasya. An area around the temple tank is allotted for the purpose and experienced priests are assigned the job of performing the same.