Hindu religion adds a special significance to the practice of offerings, charitable donations and alms, specially during the âpitrapakshâ period; wherein with all purity and solemnity, all hindus make offerings to their loved ones / ancestors who are no longer in this world.this practise has a special place in the annals of hindu religion and it is sincerely believed that the blessings of our ancestors that are showered on us, stay with us all our lives through thick and thin.
Oferings made during the shraadh not only remove the malefic effects of âpitra doshâ but are also responsible for giving us longevity,fame,a happy,prosperous and successful life surrounded by luxuries and all material objects that one desires..although during âpitra pakshâ we all make offerings as per our abilities ,desire and capabilities but given below are some special offerings which make the donations all the more effective and act as a catalyst to seek the blessings of our fathers and forefathersâ¦â¦â¦these offerings are generally reffered to as âgrand-offeringsâ.
To rid any house of chaos, mental tension and misery â thoroughly clean each nook and corner of the house â throw away the waste and get rid of any useless items, in the house â light a lamp and place it in the place of worship and the Tulsi [Basil] plant in the house.
For wealth benefits ,hoist a yellow ,triangular flag atop a Lord Vishnu temple - is such a way that it continuously flutters â you shall have amazing wealth benefits â but it should be kept in mind that the flag should be permanently placed â if need be ,it should be changed from time to time.
3. Offering gold / gold items : proves very beneficial in removing family squabblesâ¦â¦love,affection and compassion rules the house and its members.if financial constraints do not allow one to make gold donations ,a person as per his capabilities and abilities should donate money or other valuable,material objects to attain peace and harmony in his family and amongst family members.
4.Offering food-grains :any food-grain [raw] can be donatedâ¦.it should be done with full piousness and trustâ¦â¦..this offering helps a person attain fulfillment of his desires..
5.Clothes/ garments : a person can donate âdhoti â , âkurtaâ,vest ,handkerchief etcâ¦..any similar kind of garment, that can be used to cover the body can be donated.it should be ensured that the donated garments are absolutely new and unstained.