The faithful throng Srirangapatna for ‘Pitru Paksha’
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The faithful throng Srirangapatna for ‘Pitru Paksha’

September 16, 2020

Thousands of families are converging on the banks of River Cauvery at the historic town of Srirangapatna to pay respects to their elders in the form of offerings during this season of ‘Pitru Paksha.’

People are crowding the river banks in and around Srirangapatna including Paschimavahini, Sopana Katte, Snana Ghatta, Gosai Ghat and Cauvery Sangama. According to beliefs in Hindu religion, all 15 days during the waning phase of moon or ‘Pitru Paksha’ are considered auspicious, the ninth day or ‘Avidhava Navami’ as well as the last five days culminating in ‘Mahalaya Amavasya’ are significant and most suitable for this ritual.

‘Pitru Paksha’ ends tomorrow on the day of ‘Mahalaya Amavasya.’

[Pics by Vinay Karekura]


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