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Sorha Shraddha (Sixteen Cremation) has started from Today (Sep 30)

Published September 30th, 2012

According to Hindu Tradition Sorha Shraddha(Sixteen Cremation) a 16–lunar day period when Hindus pay homage to their ancestors (Pitris), especially through food offerings, begins today.



It has started from Fullmoon and will end at Darkmoon.From today next 16 days people who have lost their mom-dad will offer cremation after taking bath in a nearby pond or river following the Hindu tradition. During this half month long process people avoid non veg including spices like garlic and onion.



People who follow this ritual take one time meal and get their hair trimmed.
It is believed that death live on hair and ancestors fear of that. That's why people get their hair fully trimmed and have a bald head during Sorha Shradhha.

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Bg on Sorha Shraddha process.

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The food offerings made to the ancestors are usually cooked in silver or copper vessels and typically placed on a banana leaf or cups made of dried leaves.

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The sacred thread worn by him needs to be changed multiple times during the ceremony.

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Process of Sorha Shraddha.

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Offering water in their memory.

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The lighting of Cotton handmade batti .

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Shraddha involves pinda-daan, which is an offering to the ancestors of pindas (cooked rice and barley flour balls mixed with ghee and black sesame seeds), accompanying the release of water from the hand.

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The male who performs the shraddha should be take a purifying bath beforehand and is expected to wear a dhoti.

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Sorha Shraddha book in sanskrit language.

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He wears a ring of Kush.

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