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People express gratitude to ancestors on last day of Pitru Paksh | Pics

Published on Sep 25, 2022 02:05 PM IST

In Sanatan Dharma, Pitru Paksha month is observed to pay homage to one's ancestors, and remember their contribution in people's lives. It is believed that performing 'Shradh' and 'Pind Daan' during this period starting from Bhadrapada Purnima brings happiness, prosperity and peace in the family. The last day of Pitru Paksh is observed on Mahalaya which signifies the beginning of the festival of Dussehra. People express their gratitude to past generations by offering food and performing rituals in an effort to respect and thank them before breaking into festive mood of Navratri, Vijayadashmi, Diwali, Chhath etc in the coming days ahead.

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In Mumbai, a man takes a dip in the historic Banganga water tank as he pays homage to his ancestors through prayers and food offerings on the last day of ‘Pitru Paksha,' on Sunday.(PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 25, 2022 02:05 PM IST

In Mumbai, a man takes a dip in the historic Banganga water tank as he pays homage to his ancestors through prayers and food offerings on the last day of ‘Pitru Paksha,' on Sunday.(PTI)

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Bhopal: People perform 'tarpan' ritual for their ancestors along the banks of the Upper Lake on the last day of ‘Pitru Paksha.’(PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 25, 2022 02:05 PM IST

Bhopal: People perform 'tarpan' ritual for their ancestors along the banks of the Upper Lake on the last day of ‘Pitru Paksha.’(PTI)

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People performing rituals in Bhopal lake. It is believed that offerings made during ‘Pitru Paksh’ brings peace to the deceased souls and helps them reach divine destination.(PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 25, 2022 02:05 PM IST

People performing rituals in Bhopal lake. It is believed that offerings made during ‘Pitru Paksh’ brings peace to the deceased souls and helps them reach divine destination.(PTI)

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Kolkata: Items meant to be used for 'tarpan' ritual being displayed for sale at a roadside shop on the occassion of 'Mahalaya', the last day of ‘Pitru Paksha.’(PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 25, 2022 02:05 PM IST

Kolkata: Items meant to be used for 'tarpan' ritual being displayed for sale at a roadside shop on the occassion of 'Mahalaya', the last day of ‘Pitru Paksha.’(PTI)

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Agartala: Devotees take a holy dip & offer 'Tarpan' on the last day of 'Pitru Paksha', (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 25, 2022 02:05 PM IST

Agartala: Devotees take a holy dip & offer 'Tarpan' on the last day of 'Pitru Paksha', (PTI)

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