Five Critical Moon Phases Bring Five-Fold Ancestral Blessings
For Abundance, Material Comforts, Boons, Progress & Success

Sep. 25, 2022

“There is a gift-giving time from the ancestors to their descendants living on this earth plane. The ancestors who passed from the earth and living in another plane are invoked to give abundant blessings. This two-week period is very critical for you, for everyone. Even the enlightened yogis and rishis wait for this time, which comes only once a year, to get blessings from their own ancestors.”

– Dr. Pillai



Mahalaya Paksha: Fortnight Filled With Ancestral Energy For Wealth, Health, and Well-being

Mahalaya Paksha (Dark Fortnight in Avani-Purattasi months) is also known as Pitru Paksha and is the most critical time in the year to revere your ancestors (Pitrus) with Tarpanam (ancestral rituals). Every year during the Mahalaya period, the spirits of your ancestors come to the earth plane to receive your offerings through Tarpanam and bestow their abundant blessings to dissolve the karma and afflictions affecting all aspects of your present life, including your health, wealth, career, family, and relationships.

AstroVed will be performing a series of special ancestral rituals on five critical Moon phases during Mahalaya starting from the 4th Moon till Amavasya (New Moon Day) to appease ancestral souls of your maternal and paternal lineage, provide nourishment for their souls, and respite from suffering, and help them ascend to a higher plane and become your greatest benefactors for life success.

Five Critical Days During Mahalaya For Ancestral Rituals & Blessings

Mahalaya Paksha 4th Moon- Maha Bharani (Bharani Star Day) (Sep. 14, 2022)

Maha Bharani star day falls on the 4th/5th Moon phase during Mahalaya Paksha. Bharani is a star indicating the cycle of birth and death and contains Apabharani Shakti, which carries the power to cleanse and remove impurities. Performing Tarpanam on this day is equivalent to performing Tarpanam in the holiest city in India, Gaya, and can help alleviate ancestral suffering, absolve sins and bestow multifold abundance in your life.

Mahalaya Paksha 8th Moon

The Eighth Moon holds greater significance this year as both Madhyastami Tithi and Vyatipada Yoga occur on the same day, making this a rare event and heightening the benefits accrued to you.

Madhyashtami Tithi (Sep. 18, 2022)

Madhyashtami Tithi is the ideal time to perform Tarpanam for those who have previously not done so. According to scriptures, performing Tarpanam on this day can help you connect with all departed souls, related or otherwise, and appease ancestors who died untimely deaths or led unrighteous lives.

Vyatipada Yoga Day (Sep. 18, 2022)

Vyatipada is the 17th Yoga (planetary combination in the birth chart), ruled by Vishwa Devas (Universal Gods), who have immense powers that can control the five elements and fulfill desires. Performing Tarpanam on this day can bestow invincible power, progress, happiness, and prosperity.

Mahalaya Paksha 13th Moon- Magha Star Day (Sep. 23, 2022)

Magha star is ruled by your Pitrus, which makes this vital for Mahalaya Paksha. A royal throne symbolizes the Magha star, and its energy imparts prosperity based on your past karma. According to Matsya Purana, Tarpanam performed on this day can bring peace to your ancestor’s souls even in other worlds, bestow success, and help attain growth and abundance blessings.

Mahalaya Paksha: Mahalaya Amavasya (Sep. 25, 2022)

Mahalaya Amavasya is known as Sarva Pitru Amavasya, and is the perfect day to fulfill your duty to your ancestors if you have not done so previously. Acts of compassion and charity hold greater weight and significance when performed on this day and can help you overcome the impact of bad karma. Mahalaya Amavasya presents the ideal opportunity to perform Tarpanam for the ancestors whose date of death is unknown, who died childlessly, or those who died due to accidents or weapons.

Mahalaya Tarpanam Rituals Dissolve 2 Ancestral Karma

The sacred Dharma Shastra says that if this duty (performing ancestral rituals) is carried out diligently with faith, the offerings help the souls of the past seven generations progress and move towards ‘Brahma Loka’ (Higher World).

Performing Tarpanam during Mahalaya Paksha is critical as it can dissolve two types of ancestral karma to help you witness miracles in your life.

  • Karma that prevents your ancestors from ascending to a higher plane
  • Karma that prevents you from receiving the blessings of your ancestors without any hindrances
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Significance of Performing Sacred Rituals by Specialist Priests During Mahalaya

“It’s important that you have the specialist priest to do this ceremony for you, (for) your ancestors on the father’s side and on the mother’s side. So, make use of that, and I have AstroVed to find the right people and right places where these offerings can be done by qualified priests. Take advantage of this 15-day Mahalaya period to overcome genetic ailments and to solve your life problems.” – Dr. Pillai

Performing Tarpanam for your departed lineage is an act of great compassion and is the most effective way of honoring your maternal and paternal forefathers. During Tarpanam, special offerings are made to ancestors as prescribed in sacred texts for their contribution to your life, and prayers are offered to reduce their suffering and help their souls attain peace.

Appease your ancestors during Mahalaya Paksha (which includes the auspicious New Moon- Mahalaya Amavasya) to help remove Pitru Dosha (Ancestral Afflictions), seek forgiveness for the sins committed knowingly/unknowingly, and receive ancestral blessings, which are essential for a problem-free life.

Dhaana, unconditional service to humanity, is one of the virtues noted in the scriptures that help cleanse your karma and provide peace, prosperity, and progress for you and your family. Clothing donations to the poor and needy, Cow Feeding and Pooja, and Food Feeding are an essential part of Mahalaya Ancestral Offerings which can help invite the manifold blessings of the Divine into your life.



According to sacred texts, Powerspot beliefs, and traditional practices, performing the below Mahalaya Ancestral Poojas to your ancestors can bestow the following blessings:

Mahalaya Tarpanam (Ancestral Offering During Mahalaya) for Ancestral Blessings & Prosperity

Mahalaya Tarpanam

Mahalaya Tarpanam (New Moon) in Kerala

  • Absolves you of ancestral sins committed knowingly or unknowingly
  • Cleanses your karma
  • Confers wealth, prosperity & progeny
  • Banishes obstacles & misery from your life
  • Bestow protective blessings of Pitrus on you & your family

3 Fire Labs to Pacify Ancestors, Eradicate Negativity & Enjoy a Happy Life

Thila Homa

Thila Homa (Fire Lab With Sesame Seeds for Ancestors) on Madhyashtami Days

  • Mitigates Pitru Dosha (Ancestral Affliction) due to non-performance of Tarpanam
  • Absolves effects of not performing Shraddha (annual death anniversary observance)
  • Helps liberate ancestors who suffered untimely or unnatural deaths
  • Rejuvenates health
  • Dispels financial hurdles & grants prosperity
  • Bestows harmony in relationships
  • Confers peace & happiness
Karuppusamy Homa

Karuppasamy Homa (Fire Lab for Immediate Relief from Hardships) on New Moon Day

  • Wards off evil forces & negative energy
  • Grants Divine justice
  • Eradicates jealousy, treachery & falsehoods
  • Relieves hardships
  • Bestows wealth & a peaceful life
Pitru Suktam Japam

Pitru Suktam Japam (Vedic Hymn to Pacify Ancestors) with Pitru Preethi Homa (Fire Lab for Ancestral Blessings & Well-being) by Nambudri Priests in Kerala

  • Confers family welfare, wealth & prosperity
  • Removes obstacles to progress in life
  • Resolves trials & hardships in life
  • Bestows blessings of ancestors

Special Pooja to Alleviate Ancestral Affliction & Promote Welfare

Cow Donation And Feeding

Gho Pooja (Cow Pooja) & Cow Feeding

  • Helps liberate ancestors
  • Ends the cycle of birth & death
  • Provides abundance & prosperity blessings
  • Helps resolve planetary afflictions

Food Feeding & Donations for Prosperity & Well-being

Food Feeding

Food Feeding

  • Alleviates trials & tribulations
  • Confers success in all walks of life
  • Bestows Ayur, Arogyam and Aishwaryam (longevity, health & wealth)
  • Awards peace of mind
Clothes Donation for the Poor & Needy

Clothes Donation for the Poor & Needy

  • Destroys bad karma
  • Bestows a prosperous life
  • Promotes well-being




Mahalaya Paksha 13th Moon Package

Mahalaya Paksha New Moon Package (Group Participation)

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Participate in AstroVed’s Mahalaya Paksha New Moon Package (Sep. 25) Services on Mahalaya Amavasya as it is known as pacify ancestors whose date of death is unknown, or those who died in an accident or from weaponry, or childless ancestors to help you overcome the impact of bad karma and amplify the impact of performing charity on this day.

  • Mahalaya Tarpanam on New Moon Day in Kerala
  • Food Feeding (3 Persons)
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Mahalaya Paksha New Moon Package (Individual Participation)

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Participate in AstroVed’s Mahalaya Paksha New Moon Package (Sep. 25) Services on Mahalaya Amavasya as it is known as Sarva Pitru Amavasya and is the ideal day to perform Tarpanam if you have not done so previously. Performing Tarpanam on Mahalaya Amavasya helps pacify ancestors whose date of death is unknown, or those who died in an accident or from weaponry, or childless ancestors. This can help you overcome the impact of bad karma or amplify the impact of performing charity on this day.

  • Individual Maha Tarpanam on Mahalaya New Moon in Kerala
  • Food Feeding (3 Persons)
  • Gho Pooja (Cow Pooja) & Cow Feeding