Mahalaya Amavasya Festival

This is celebrated as Pitra paksha in the month of bhadrapada. Pitra paksha is dedicated to ancestors believing that ancestors who has expired have food on this day and they are remembered and worshipped.

Rituals for Mahalaya Amavasya

During this period special offerings are offered to souls by Tharpana (Uncooked rice, black seasame seeds, water are left by calling all ancestors along with their nakshatra). The ritual is conducted by men whose father has passed away. The food items are kept accessible to animals and birds like the crow believing that our ancestors comes in different form and partake of the offerings.

Mahalaya Amavasya Food Items

During this festival food items like Masala vada, Payasa are prepared and offered to ancestors.

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