Mahalaya Paksha: Dissolve Your Ancestral Karma
Gain Your Ancestors Blessings
Mahalaya Paksha is very favorable for praying for the liberation of ancestors. This period can be used for relieving the sins done against women, injustice and cheating, acts done crossing the taboo boundaries etc. Visualizing and offering prayers to ancestors during Mahalaya period will bring relief in all walks of life, especially health and wealth. This will bring lots of blessings for the lineage.
Your Ancestors will stay with you during the two week period known as Mahalaya Paksha. This important period is looked even by enlightened yogis and rishis to receive the blessings from their own ancestors. Ancestors have a great impact in our life and they govern our destiny.
Mahalaya Paksha and Ancestors
To Live a Successful and Peaceful Life, we should get blessings from our ancestors and generally there are 2 primary causes for problems:
1) Problems caused by Navagrahas (9 Planets)
2) Problems/Obstacles caused by our Ancestral Spirits
Usually, ancestors who have departed with unfulfilled desires are problematic and if we fix the above mentioned problems, we can lead a peaceful life. Performing Tarpanam is the most effective means for helping departed loved ones and ancestors and it can also change our destiny.
Why to Appease Departed Ancestors ?
Our Ancestors live in ancestral world (Pitra loka) and they can help in solving problems related to money, career, health, relationship,etc., quite easily. Communicate and reconnect with them during this Mahalaya paksha.
Significance of Donating Food and Clothing
The easiest way to access God's grace is to feed a person who is starving for food and to donate clothes. Donating food is considered to be the greatest charity of all the charities. When you donate food and clothing to those in need, it elevates your soul. There is an interesting legend highlighting the importance of donating food.
Karna, the renowned hero of the Epic Mahabharata, was a great philanthropist and he never said no to anyone who approached him for help. He had donated huge wealth and had done all kinds of charity, except for donating food.
Karna left the earthly curl after his death and reached heaven. The great charity which he had done on the earth plane was returned to him hundredfold there, but it was all material wealth and no food at all. He then realized that although he had done all kinds of charities, he did not donate food. He prayed to the God of Death, who sent him back to the earth for a fortnight, to make up for this deficiency. Karna fed the Brahmins and poor and offered oblations of water during the fortnight. On his return to Heaven, he had plenty of food. It has been anticipated that offerings made during the period of Mahalaya Paksha benefits all the departed souls, whether they are connected to you or not.
Karuppasamy and New Moon
New Moon days are considered as an auspicious day to offer rituals to Karuppasamy. In India, especially in South Indian state Tamil Nadu, Lord Karuppasamy is ardently worshipped and He is a village god. Once can find him on the boundaries of the villages or on the outskirts of the villages. The Villagers worship Karuppasamy as their Guardian Angel.
Karuppasamy, the Archetype of Justice, is a very important Performer God. Karuppasamy promises to help all those who seek and deserve justice, money, good health and relationships. He does not need a long explanation, be concise when you ask your question and He will help you solve your problems and provide you with the justice you deserve.
Karuppasamy is a little known village deity who is very similar to Emperor Guan, the Taoist God of War, whose immense popularity rests particularly on his power over demons and evil spirits, and his ability to prevent war. But Karuppasamy is not just a simple village God, He is the combination of 4 Gods; Kala Bhairava, Veerabhadra, Narasimha and Rudra all rolled into one powerful force who puts a quick end to all that is evil. Be it curses, black magic, evil eye or even evil plotting, Karuppasamy can burst it all.
One can find the statue of Lord Karuppasamy riding on horse and is believed that He rides around the villages on horse to protect the people and his devotees. He is very strong in his appearance, wears a turban, has a big moustache and bright eyes. He is always equipped with spear and machete to protect His devotees. Usually the idols of Karuppasamy can be found at the entrance of every Hindu temple. He services as a security guard to the deities present inside the temples. Lord Karuppasamy also stands as a guard for the 18 steps of Sabarimala, the powerful vortex of Lord Ayyappa.
Mahalaya Paksha: 15 Moons and Their Benefits
Moon Phase or Tithi
||Benefits of Specific Moon Phase Tarpanams
| 1st Moon
| 2nd Moon
Grants the Continuation of Lineage
| 3rd Moon
||Gives Business Prosperity
| 4th Moon
||Gives Ability to Master Enemies
| 5th Moon
||Grants All over Prosperity
| 6th Moon
||Grants a Solid Reputation
| 7th Moon
||Secures Inner Strength and Spirituality
| 8th Moon
||Blesses with Intelligence
| 9th Moon
||Open Up to Receive Support from Women
| 10th Moon
||Grants Success in Your Profession
| 11th Moon
||Grants Children Prosperity and Intelligence
| 12th Moon
For Continuation of Lineage and Success from Education
| 13th Moon and 14th Moon
||Blesses with many Vehicles, Peace and Longevity
| Mahalaya Amavasya - New Moon
If you miss any of the above days, New Moon is highly recommended. This is also an essential day for doing Tarpanam for those who died due to weapons or accidents. During this day, the known and unknown souls that have departed during the last 30 years are treated equal to God.