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1-Brahm Puraan2-Padm Puraan3-Vishnu Puraan4-Shiv Puraan5-Bhaagvat Puraan,
6-Naarad Puraan7-Maarkandeya Puraan8-Agni Puraan9-Bhavishya Puraan,
10-Brahm Vaivart Puraan11-Ling Puraan12-Varaah Puraan13-Skand Puraan,
14-Vaaman Puraan15-Koorm Puraan16-Matsya Puraan17-Garud Puraan18-Brahmaand Puraan



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For detailed description see "Shraaddh" in Religious Dictionary

Shraaddh is done for a man or a woman after he or she dies. It is a religious ceremony to appease the soul of one's family members after they die. There are a total of 16 Shraaddh. First one should do Daah Sanskaar. Then third day, he should go for collecting the bone remnants. On the 10th day he should leave wet clothes, and then -

1st - On 11th day he should do the Ekaadshaah Shraaddh, feed one Brahman to nourish the body. At that time he should donate clothes, a stool, shoes etc.

2nd - On 14th day he should do the Chaturthaah Shraaddh.

3rd - After three Paksh (45 days) he should do the Traipaakshik or Saardhmaasik Shraaddh.

4th - Within six months he should do the Oonshaanmaasik Shraaddh.

5th - Within one year he should do the Oonaabdik Shraaddh. AND

12 - Besides mentioned 5 Shraaddh above, he should do 12 monthly Shraaddh

[They make a total of 17 Shraaddh, but the mentioned number is 16 only. It is confusing]



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Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/05
Updated on 06/01/13