"Shradh" -
Days of the Dead Feeding on the Living

"Shradhaya Yata Kriyata Tat"-- That which is offered with devotion is known as Shradh.

* A Special Clairvoyant and Psychic Guide by Nalin K. Nirula
* Annual śrāddha fortnight-- Monday, September 28 to - Monday, October 12, 2016

The śrāddha fortnight in the dark fortnight of the mopn-phase (krishna-paksh) is the period when the 'pitra' ancestors from previous lifetimes are able to approach the earth planet and their descendants.

This is the time that the dead feed on the energies of the living on earth.

Special Note for Healers regarding Śrāddha Healing procedure

Those who are connected to the healing energies of Reiki or the KQ Force may send healing through the healing procedures as taught and practiced.

  • During Reiki or KQ Force  healing procedures healers may light a white candle and place along with water in an undisturbed place while making the healing offering. At the end of the offering the water may be poured at the base of a tree or plant outdoors.
  • Using the appropriate healing intention/visulaization procedures, offer food, water and other needed things for the ancestors during their 12 month journey to Yamaraj's court and thereafter, for their speedy liberation and progress forward. (List of 35 needed items for ancestors may also be visualized--see the list here.)
  • This process is a complete healing 'tarpan' process.
  • Since Reiki and the KQ Force are both karma-liberating 'Super Karma' activities in all circumstances and under all conditions, healers need not fear any downside from not performing ritualistic annual śrāddha or 'pitra-dosh' procedures provided they channel healing to the ancestors for liberation.

Traditional karam-kanda Śrāddha procedures for tarpan should be done through trained Brahmin priests only.

Pitru-dosha (pitra-dosha)-- This occurs only if ancestors of an individual are dissatisfied and can be checked through a horoscopic position of the individual. This is not a general liability or deficit condition.

"Who are the Pitras?"

The pitras are our ancestors from our current and previous lifetimes.

They are those who gave us bodily forms in earlier states of existence, and may themselves be in need of appropriate bodies to progress in their life journies.

  • The main debt we carry towards the pitras is that the pitras have afforded us (the descendants)a body through which we can progress in our material and spiritual goals. This progress capability is absent for the pitras in their present bodily form.

The Pitras are stuck in limited capability bodies receiving punishment and correction for their earlier bad karmic activities. 

In these bodies the pitras are not able to get relief from the sensory demands and conditions of the body such as hunger, thirst, heat, cold, fatigue, pain. In search of relief, once a year, they are attracted to living entities on the earth planet who are their descendants from previous and current lifetimes. Their descendants are karmic debtors to them.

At the time of śrāddha we can help these  ancestors and also get their blessings for our personal progress.

The Dead Feed on the Living

The pitras approach the earth once a year during shradh through Lord Ganesha's grace to get relief from their sufferings.

They feed on the willing offerings made to them by descendants--OR: by forcefully taking good fortune energies from their unwilling or ignorant descendants.

Clearly it is in the interest of the descendants to help them, and so help themselves.

The ancestors will feed once a day (once in 24 hours) according to their time zone.

This is equivalent to every 12 months on the earth plane. This once-a-year period is recognized as the 'shradh' period.

The benefits of making special offerings during the 14 day Śrāddha period is:

  • To give relief to the ancestor by affording them energies of sustenance, discharging one's karmic debts to them.
  • To avoid/stop the ancestor from feeding on the good karma energies of the living, and to create additional positive karma benefit to the descendant making the donation or offering.
  • To promote the ancestors to a bodily form released from the Pitra reform-school, so that once again they can begin the work of rectifying their destiny.

For this work, the descendant also receives blessings and positive karma from the pitra to help him materially. This can greatly help the individual to progress spiritually as the material obstacles or problems are reduced and removed.

The Traditional Shradh Offerings
The shradh offerings to the ancestors are made through the brahmin category of persons (those connected to the spiritual energies, as through a religious-spiritual process or through other spiritual processes such as karmic healers); and through donations to those who are handicapped and the poor.

The effects of these two types of donations or offerings in the name of the ancestors works differently. Both types of offerings are recommended for maximum 'tarpan' (relief).

  • Be advised that making an offering to a brahmin is not to be considered as making a donation 'to the poor', as a brahmin is a highly qualified spiritualist, and to approach such one with this attitude would be highly offensive and counter-productive.
  • Offerings to the brahmins in the name of the ancestors gets the pitras 'super karma' that cuts their suffering and moves them towards liberation from all material distress. You also get Super karma benefits as well as material good karma benefits arising from Super karma that are non-binding karmicly.
  • The brahmins (or similar, by whatever name designated--KQ Healer, Reiki Healer, Karmic healer, priest, rabbi, moulvi, and so on) have the capability of directly invoking Divine energies. This is a very powerful healing, that more easily works to transfer the pitras to a higher planetary plane of existence.
  • Donations to the handicapped and poor work in the name of the ancestor work quickly to affect those ancestors who are in lower astral planes and the hellish planets--the fourth dimension and lower. This happens because the handicapped and the poor have weaker, leaky auras and the pitras can more easily feed on their energies. 
  • Thus, giving donations to this category of people makes it easier for the pitras to receive the energy offerings. Those who facilitate the conveying of offerings to the Pitras also benefit by getting a reduction in the troubles they face, and gain positive energy,  and so they also gain.

You can yourself directly offer 35 recommended items to the brahmins or the poor. Here is a list of these 35 items.

Offerings During the 14 days of Shradh
Depending upon the death time (tithi) of the ancestor (if known), a specific day is alotted for making the offerings.

If the tithi is not known, then the offering can be made on the first or last day of shradh.

These offerings are made to pitras who are the most in need of help and those pitras who are obstructing one's progress the most.

Here is a list of 35 items recommended for donation during the Śrāddha that you can directly offer to the brahmins, or distribute to the poor.

* Related articles about other stellar events that come before Shradh:

* "Navratri" (Maha-Navratri, Durga Puja)

* Sri Ganesh Chaturthi--Appearance day of Lord Ganesh--Master of the Destiny Chakra.

* Janmashtmi, the Appearance day of Lord Krishna-the Supreme Personality of Godhead

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"Śrāddha is a time
to heal, to honor your ancestors who gave you this body..."

For healers particularly, whether men or women, it is an enhanced opportunity to release many ancestors from their hellish existence, using healing methods in addition to whatever else they may traditionally observe.

Even where no traditional methods are available or possible, directly healing the ancestors through Reiki and the KQ Force is always an available option, and the grateful ancestors shower all such relatives with an abundance of blessings instead of pouring curses and obstacles on them.

The time of śrāddha is a great opportunity for connecting with the Divine, and for healing, relief and welfare work.

All about Śrāddha

The annual śrāddha period creates some anxiety coming from the idea of unknown special and enhanced impact of supposed ghostly influences.

People become apprehensive additionally because it is recommended that new business or work not be started during this period. To understand this we need to examine how does this śrāddha period affect our lives.

The time of śrāddha is meant for connecting with and healing the ancestors who have a special relationship with us.

Pitras, or the fathering ancestors (or manes) have the ability to obstruct the progress of their familial descendants and relatives, as well as to bless them.

Obstructions in life progress from this source happens where the relatives do not offer the pitras oblations and sustenance food energy once a day in the pitraloka time zone—which is once a year in our planetary time zone.

The pitra connection is not just from the present birth family, but also includes birth families from previous lifetimes. The lineage of connectivity is also through other family members.

In other words one has a lot of ancestors to feed and take care of, so to speak. In particular, those ancestors who have passed away without fulfilling their procreative desires and who are tortured by this create a specific obstruction in one's life.

Vedic astrology recognizes a horoscopic influence position of pitra dosha, which is basically a defect or curse that prevents the fathering of male children. This is verifiable through the astrological methods and correlating this with individual horoscopic life-charts and ground realities in one's family life.

  • In Vedic civilization the fathering of male children is considered essential for release from future possible hellish conditions of existence— putra-piṇḍa-prayojanam. 'Putra' is the male child, the son—coming from pun-nāmno narakād yasmāt trāyate iti putra—he who protects and releases from the hell named 'pūta'. The root 'tra' means 'to protect', and the son is called putra—he who protects and releases one from the hell named pūta.
  • Females do not have the bodily capacity or safety protections available to do this, and that is why the Śrāddha ceremony can only be performed by a male person. It is the duty of the male members of a family and society to protect females against such negative energies.

For the general public, the śrāddha period is an opportunity to heal their ancestors. There are procedures meant for releasing them from their tortured existence, which attract blessings and benefits to the descendants.

These benefits typically appear in the form of unexpected and enhanced progress in one’s life in all areas.

The traditional methods of propitiating the ancestors in the Vedic Śrāddha ceremonies are good to do.

(See special note for healers at the beginning of this article).

In the Śrāddha ceremony, foodstuffs and oblations are offered to Viṣṇu, through the Brahmins and the agency of the son, and the sanctified and blessed food, prasādam, is then offered to the father and forefathers who have passed on.

If the forefathers are trapped in a ghostly form or in a hellish zone of existence, by their partaking of this blessed prasādam they are released from this torture.