Bhishmaashtami

Bhishmaashtami – Jan 28th 2022

Shri Bhishma Pitamaha undertook a selfless vow of Brahmacharya and lived as a Brahmachari throughout his life. Since he was granted the boon of leaving his mortal coil as per his wish, he waited until Uttarayanam and attained siddhi on Shukla Ashtami in Magha masa.

Therefore, all of us should offer Tarpanam and Arghyadanam for the sake of Bhishma on Magha masa Shukla Ashtami since he did not have any direct descendants. Laugakshi Smrti says that those who offer this Bhishma Tarpanam gets as much punya as feeding a thousand brahmanas.

The Tarpanam procedure and prarthana are provided by Veda Dharma Sastra Paripalana Sabha as per the guidance of Sri Periyava here:

https://bit.ly/vdsp-bhishma-tarpanam

Location

Tithih

Nakshatram

Yogah

Karanam

EST

Shukla-Ashtami:22:35  Shukla-Navami:

Ashvini:08:34  Apabharani:

Shubhah:24:31*  Shuklah:

Vishtih:10:18  Bavah:22:35  Balavah:

CST

Shukla-Ashtami:21:35  Shukla-Navami:

Ashvini:07:34  Apabharani:

Shubhah:23:31  Shuklah:

Vishtih:09:18  Bavah:21:35  Balavah:

MST

Shukla-Ashtami:20:35  Shukla-Navami:

Apabharani:

Shubhah:22:31  Shuklah:

Vishtih:08:18  Bavah:20:35  Balavah:

PST

Shukla-Ashtami:19:35  Shukla-Navami:

Apabharani

Shubhah:21:31  Shuklah:

Vishtih:07:18  Bavah:19:35  Balavah: