Abdikam is a type of Shradh performed around the first year death anniversary of the deceased. It is a three days ceremony concerning various rituals of Unabdikam, Samvatsaravimoka, and Abdikam and is performed under the guidance of the best Pandit for Abdikam in Varanasi. Abdikam will performed on the the next day after completing Samvatsarikam.
When the anyones death happen in the home that time and date has to be noted when pandit will come for performing the rituals, that time we have to give all these information has to be given to them. Pandith will give the exact tithi in which the death has occured. Abdikam ritual has to be performed as per the tithi of the deceased person’s death timings.
Performing Abdikam in the holy place like Varanasi will get you more benefits, Anthyesti will arrange the best pandiths for performing Abdikam and other aparakarya rituals in Varanasi.
While Performing Aparakarya rituals one should completely perform all the sixteen Masikams with Abdikam in Varanasi the person should complete all eternal duties which should not be neglected.
Once after completing all these shradha, Each year Pratisamvatsarikam should also be performed. In the modern world people will not get time or they might get busy with some unavoidable works if in case they couldn’t able to perform all these shradhas, at least three shadhas from the the day of Unabdikam to Abdikam one should perform. While performing these sharadhas he can also include all other shradhas which he missed previously on the day of Unabdikam. Along with these shradhs you can also perform Masikam in Varanasi.
When our forefathers reaches pitru loka, one year in material world is just a one day for then, Through the abdikam(First Year Death Anniversary) the family members will be offering food and water to the deceased, generally everyone will perform abdikam only for parents, as per shastra it is necessary to perform for three generation such as Father, Grand Father, Great Grand-father. Through the Abdikam ritual we are offering Food and water to our pitrus in pitru lokas, through the offerings our pitru devatas will get satisfied and they will bless the family members with Good health and wealth.
Shraddha is nothing but performing all the aparakarya rituals and giving offerings with complete respect and honor to our ancestors. Man has to perform these rituals like First Year Death Anniversary for his deceased parents and family members. It will be his first duty to respect his deceased family members by offering pinda daan. Shradhas are performed in many ways most popular shradhas are Sankalpika Shradam, Chatakashradham, Annashradham and Hiranyashradham so on. The shradha which is chosen to perform according to the pandith suggestions to particular cast and community. Masikam means Masa does refer to two pakshas, one is shukla paksha and second one is Krishna Paksha.
In Varanasi if you’re performing masikam ritual 12 times it means you’re giving food and water offering to your ancestors two hours once. According to experienced pandits, the departed soul will take more time to get rid of material world habits and hunger, so the soul will be in more hunger and thirst during the first day. If you’re not giving any offering to the departed soul in thirst and hunger they will start travelling to pitru loka. While the soul entering to the pitru loka soul will get examined by the entities to check the eligibility for admitting the soul to pitru loka or not. Through the masikam the performer’s deceased son or daughter will give the ability for soul cross the entity with their love towards the person. Through these, Shraddha’s only departed soul will get the admission to the pitru loka.
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