Why 'Tripakshikam' is performed in 'Apara karmas'?

After the 12th day, monthly 'maasikam' is performed till the completion of 11 such 'maasikams', and before the second 'maasikam', the 'tripakshikam' is also performed. May I know what is the significance of its performance.

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  • vor 8 Jahren
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    1) Masikams and Oona-masikam:

    It is believed that the departed soul takes one year to reach Yamaloka.

    It has16 important stops in between.

    While covering the distance as stated above, the jeeva has to undergo innumerable hardships like hunger, thirst, heat, cold,wilde animals etc. etc.

    Twelve Masikams and four Una-masikams are to be performed by the son of the deceased.

    Masikams are done in monthly intervals. There are only 12 months. But there are 16 stops.

    Additional four feedings are to be done.

    Oona - in Sanskrit means falling short. Therefore additional four feedings are done in Oona-masikams.

    The first oonam should be performed between 27 and 30 days of death.

    The tripakshikam should be performed between 40 and 45 days.

    The Oona Shan-masika has to be performed between 170 and 180 days.

    The Oona-apthika has to be performed within between 340 and 355 days.

    There is a specification for the selection of Ona day. Friday, some Thirhis, some Nakshatras are exclusively avoided. Some combinations of some days with some Thithis and with some Nakshatras are to be avoided.

    If a day is not available with the above preconditions with in the time interval for any Oona, the last day is to be chosen.

    If Oona-masikam could not be done with in the time interval given, it is lost and could not be done later. (Except the first, second and last (12th) Masikams all other can be combined. Two or three Masikams can be combined then by deputing persons for each Masikam. If any oona could not be done due to unforeseen circumstances it can not be done later.)

    2) Tripakshikam:

    Garuda Purana, Chapter 2:

    51. Here he eats the monthly rice-balls given by his sons and grandsons through either love or compassion, and thence goes on into Sauripura.

    52. There is there a king named Jangama, who has the appearance of Death. Having seen him he is overcome with fear and decides to give up efforts.

    53. In that city he eats a mixture of water and food, given at the end of THREE FORTNIGHTS, and then passes on from that city.

  • Anonym
    vor 8 Jahren

    It is a ceremony which has a time-bound quality and is continuing over several days involving ritual actions in a performance context, most likely in regards to Vedanta folk culture.

    Ask a pundit for details!

  • Anonym
    vor 6 Jahren

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