Mahalaya Paksha Pitri Puja
The Pitri Paksha falls this year between Sept 28th and Oct. 12th. This 15 days is traditionally set aside for worship of the ancestors, and no auspicious pujas are performed during this time. Prayers offered for the ancestors at this time are extremely effective. If a person does not perform daily or monthly tarpanam for the pitris (ancestors), they should at least offer prayers for their dead relatives at this time. These prayers help to remove family karmas and genetic conditions which otherwise bind a person's soul to the fate of suffering for the actions of the ancestors. We will be making offerings here on Amavasya (new moon) day and encourage people to sponsor the pujas on behalf of their relatives.
Mon. Oct 12th 6:00 - 9:00 pm US Eastern Time. At 2309 Hickory Creek Ter 1A Henrico VA 23294. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
We will live broadcast the puja (or it can be watched afterward) at the following link. To watch create a free livestream account. Live Broadcast
Sponsoring the Puja
To enable as many people as possible to participate, we are making sponsorship affordable. 27$ Please use the button below to pay to sponsor the puja for your relatives. If you wish you can provide specific names of deceased relatives (and friends) by emailing to email@example.com. Please provide your name and the names of any relatives (or deceased friends) you wish for us to specifically list. We will be praying for all deceased relatives for our sponsors, so it is not necessary to provide the name of specific family members, but will will mention all names provided in the sankalpa.