9 facts about sharaadh festival

Sraddha rites are rites performed in honour of ancestors.

it is a way for people to express heartfelt gratitude and thanks towards their parents and ancestors.

It also can be thought of as a "day of remembrance"

It is performed for both the father and mother separately, on their death anniversaries.

It is performed for the entire community of 'pitr'

This ceremony is performed by both the paternal and maternal sides.

This ceremony enables the deceased (preta) to be admitted into the assembly of forefathers (pitri).

This ceremony aims to nourish, protect, and guide the spirits of the deceased

This ceremony prepares the deceased for reincarnation and their return to Earth.