Brahma Kumaris organizes lunch for Brahmans to mark ‘Pitru Paksha’
By Abha Manakatala - Sun Oct 04, 1:23 pm
Prajapati Brahma Kumari Ishwariya Mahavishwa Vidalaya’s Ranchi based unit at Harmu road today organized Brahma Bhojan(Lunch for the Brahman community)to mark the Pitru Paksha.
As it is,Pitru Paksha is a 15 lunar day’s period when Hindus pay homage to their ancestors, especially through food offerings.
According to South Indian Amavasyant calendar,it falls in the lunar month of Bhadrapada beginning with the full moon day or day after full moon day every year.This year Pitru Paksha began on September 18
According to North Indian Purnimant calendar, this period falls in the lunar month of Ashwin beginning with the full moon day in Bhadrapada or next day of full moon day.It is just nomenclature of lunar months which differs and both North Indians and South Indians perform Shraddha ritual on similar days.
On this occasion,Brahmakumari sister Nirmala said that “We observe Pitru Paksha to remember and pay homage to our ancestors who tought us the art of living to become great in society.”