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“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 2-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…

… Tarpanam literally means food offering to the ancestors. Do this Tarpanam. Do this ancestral offering. Do this religiously, every day as if you are brushing your teeth. It does work, and it works better than any other practices. You will have miracles.”  – Dr. Pillai


Mahalaya Paksha, is believed to be a special time window for healing karmic afflictions related to your ancestors. It is a time to help them purify and free themselves. In return, they become more powerful, bring you blessings, and help free you from problems you have inherited from them through Soul Genetics.

This powertime is called Mahalaya Paksham. It occurs during the Moon’s waning period during the month of Bhadrapada (occur between Aug/Sep/Oct), which is known in Tamil Nadu as Purattasi.

This 15-day window leads into the New Moon powertime, which is celebrated as the climax. It is the ideal New Moon to dissolve the thought cycles and karma that was passed on to you from your mother and father. Your ancestors are closest to you and ready to shower you with blessings on this day.

Below, you’ll learn about the significance of the powertime through mythology and how to liberate your ancestors, yourself, and your descendants through the practice of Tarpanam.


Mythology of Mahalaya Paksham

  • Durga Saves Heaven & Earth from a Demon

According to scripture and tradition, a demon named Mahishasura was torturing everyone in Heaven and on Earth. He accumulated a lot of power during his reign of terror, making him increasingly destructive.

The divine archetypes asked for the help of Vishnu, Archetype of Wealth and Preservation. Vishnu, along with the other two members of the Trinity – Brahma (creation) and Shiva (karma removal and purification) – created Goddess Durga to kill the demon.

Goddess Durga descended to the Earth plane, during what would later become Mahalaya, to kill the demon. The other archetypes supplied her with an assortment of weapons and heavenly powers to get the job done.

These events make Mahalaya an excellent time to connect with Durga to destroy inner and outer demons that are troubling you or your ancestors.


  • Karna Learns the Importance of Connecting with Ancestors

In another legend, Karna – the son of the Sun God, Surya – died and went to heaven. He was greeted with money and treasure instead of an offering of food.

Indra – the King of Heaven – explained to him that he received wealth instead of food because he was generous with wealth but did not connect with his ancestors through the practice of Tarpanam. Indra countered this by saying he did not know his ancestors and that it would be pointless to do Tarpanam.

Indra told Karna that it was not necessary to know who his ancestors were. Then he sent Karna back to the Earth plane so he could do Tarpanam for two weeks.

Now, people honor Karna every year by performing Tarpanam. The story reminds us of how important it is to honor those who came before us and built the foundation for our current lives. It also reminds us to practice Tarpanam for the purpose of evolution, freedom, and enlightenment for all.


How to Practice Tarpanam

You will need non-instant white rice, black sesame seeds, at least one coin, and a container of water. These are all easy items to find. If you can also obtain dharba grass, you can add it to your Tarpanam practice.

This video will teach you all you need to know to bring liberation to yourself, your ancestors, and your descendants by performing Tarpanam.


Let Our Expert Priests Perform Tarpanam on Your Behalf

“It’s important that you have the specialist priests to do this ceremony for you, (for) your ancestors on the father’s side and on the mother’s side. Take advantage of this 15-day Mahalaya period to overcome genetic ailments and to solve your life problems.” – Dr. Pillai

You can sign up for different packages of Tarpanam for the two-week Mahalaya period, or register for a full year of Tarpanam offerings.




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