Tag: Pitru Paksha

Pitru Paksha 2018

Pitru Paksha 2018 The time for honoring your ancestors

  Vedic astrology or Jyotish is based on the Indian or Vedic calendar.  The Vedic calendar is a lunar based system. The observances during each month are usually spiritually or religiously based and rooted in deep tradition. One upcoming annual event is Pitru Paksha 2018.  September 25 marks the beginning of the time period known as […]

Pitru Paksha 2015

Vedic astrology or Jyotish is based on the Indian or Vedic calendar. Unlike the Gregorian calendar, the Vedic calendar is a lunar based system. The observances during each month are usually spiritually or religiously based and rooted in deep tradition.  One upcoming annual event is Pitru Paksha 2015.  September 28  marks the beginning of the […]

Why cows are sacred in India

(This story was recounted by Vedamurti Shri Vivek Shastri Godbole, who is the Acharya (the head Brahmin) of the Shri Krishna Yajurveda Pathshala in Satara, Maharsahstra,  India.  He comes from a lineage of 15 generations of learned practitioners of the Krishna Yajur Veda.)  We often feed cows in Vedic rituals and they are always given […]

The Crow’s Significance in Indian Mythology

(This story was recounted by Vedamurti Shri Vivek Shastri Godbole, who is the Acharya (the head Brahmin) of the Shri Krishna Yajurveda Pathshala in Satara, Maharsahstra,  India.  He comes from a lineage of 15 generations of learned practitioners of the Krishna Yajur Veda.)  In every ceremony related to our ancestors, the crow carries a lot […]

Pitru Paksha 2014

Vedic astrology or Jyotish is based on the Indian or Vedic calendar. Unlike the Gregorian calendar, the Vedic calendar is a lunar based system. The observances during each month are usually spiritually or religiously based and rooted in deep tradition.  One upcoming annual event is Pitru Paksha 2014.  September 9  marks the beginning of the […]

Pitru Paksha 2013

Vedic astrology is based on the Indian or Vedic calendar. Unlike the Gregorian calendar, the Vedic calendar is a lunar based system. The observances during each month are usually spiritually or religiously based and rooted in deep tradition. For those residing in the U.S., Thursday, September 19, 2013 marks the beginning of the time period […]

A Sacred Time to Honor Our Ancestors: Pitru Paksha

The Indian or Vedic calendar is lunar based, unlike the Gregorian calendar. The observances during each month are usually spiritually or religiously based and rooted in deep tradition. Sunday, September 30, 2012 marks the beginning of  two weeks of Pitru Paksha (Pitt-true Puck-shuh), or Shraadh, which is a time dedicated to honoring our ancestors. This […]

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