Awahan: First invite (call) your ancestor’s spirit by praying (fold your hand) through this mantra:
“Om Aagachchantu Me Pitar Emam Grihanantu Jalaanjalim.”
Tarpan (offer Water)
Now offer Teel Mixed Water or Ganga Jal : 3 times for each one
“AmukGotrah AsmatPita AmukSharma Vasuroopastripyatamidam Teelodakam (GangaJalam Vaa) Tasmey Swadha Namah, Tasmey Swadha Namah, Tasmey Swadha Namah.”
Replace AmukGotrah with : Family Gotra
AsmatPita: Use for father
AmukSharma: Father’s Name
Teelodakam: Use if Teel is mixed with water otherwise use “GangaJalam Vaa”
Tasmey Swadha Namah 3 times while leaving (offering) water from hand
To Grand Father
Replace AsmatPita with Asmatpitamah
Replace Vasuroopastripyatamidam with Rudraroopastripyatamidam
Replace AmukSharma with Grand Father’s Name
Tarpan to Mother
“AmukGotraa Asmnamata AmukiDevi Vasuroopaa Tripyatamidam Teelodakam (GangaJalam Vaa) Tasmey Swadha Namah, Tasmey Swadha Namah, Tasmey Swadha Namah.”
It is true that mantra is a great medium for pray and offerings.
But love, attachment, feelings, sentiments, emotions, regards, Bhawana is a prime not mantras.
Ashwin Pitra Paksha Amvasya: Mon, 15 Oct 2012
The last day of the Shraddha Ceremony for the year 2012 is Monday, 15 October 2012 . This day is also known as Sarva Pitra Shraddha or Pitra Visarjan day.
One can offer food and/or water to their ancestors to get their blessings.