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PITRA PAKSH 2021

October 6 · 11:00 CEST

Free
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PLACE

Bhakti Marga has its headquarters at Shree Peetha Nilaya, meaning ‘Abode of the Maha Lakshmi’, the Divine Mother. It is located in the beautiful German countryside near Wiesbaden.

ADDRESS

The Ashram – Shree Peetha Nilaya
Am Geisberg 1-8
65321 Heidenrod Springen
Germany

QUESTIONS

Phone: +49(0)61246059000
Email: events@bhaktimarga.org

CANCELLATIONS

If you are unable to attend, please be respectful and cancel your event to make space for others to attend.

GUEST ROOMS

The Ashram offers a variety of guest rooms, all of which include a meal package.

To request a room, please write to us at registration@bhaktimarga.org

DESCRIPTION

Pitra Paksh (also known as Shraddha) is a time of prayer dedicated to remembering, giving thanks, and honouring our ancestors who have passed away. This beautiful ritual involves a ceremonial offering of food, flowers and incense. Traditionally, special prayers are done for two weeks to ensure deceased ancestors reach heaven and attain peace and happiness in the afterlife. Here are Shree Peetha Nilaya, we do a short ceremony to commemorate this ritual.

Did you know?

Karna was a legendary warrior well known for his generosity during the time of the Mahabharata War. When he was killed, his soul ascended to heaven where he was offered gold and jewels instead of food. Confused, he asked Indra why he wasn’t given any real food to eat. Indra told him that since he had only donated gold in his life, there was no food for him. When Karna explained that he was unaware of his ancestors, Indra permitted him to return to Earth for 15 days so that he could perform Shraddha and donate food and water in his ancestors’ memory. To this day, we celebrate this ritual as Pitra Paksha.
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OFFERING PRAYERS TO THE ANCESTORS

We are offering two different ways to take part in this beautiful ritual: doing it yourself or having us do it for you. 

Offer the prayers yourself at Shree Peetha Nilaya

If you would like to perform this ritual yourself, please come to The Ashram. The group will be lead by a SPN Swami who will share more about the ritual and instruct you throughout the entire ceremony. All the offerings will be provided for you.

Allow us to offer your prayer for you

If you are unable to come to The Ashram in-person, a SPN pujari will be happy to conduct the ritual on your behalf. Everything for the ritual will be taken care of by us. 

*** Please Note: This ceremony is only done for family members who have passed away. In order to participate you will need to provide the names of any of your parents, grandparents and great grandparents who have died on the registration form.

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LIVESTREAM

The entire event will be broadcast LIVE for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home.

GIVE FROM YOUR HEART

Your donation helps to support the entire event. Everyone who makes a contribution benefits from the prayers that are done, even if you are unable to attend!

Thank you so much for your generous support!

Details

Date:
October 6
Time:
11:00 CEST
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Shree Peetha Nilaya
Springen, Germany