Mahalaya Amavasya - a special day to show our gratitude and offer obligations to our forefathers! The period from the full moon of Bhadrapada month to the new moon day of Krishna Paksha of Ashwin month is called Pitru Paksha. For the peace of the souls of ancestors, there is a belief to perform Shraddha in Pitru Paksha. The person performing Shraddha during this time should pray to the Lord for a better destination for his ancestors and should offer food, fruits and things as per the capacity and donate it to the deserving brahmins. Simultaneously, the eighth chapter of the Bhagavad Gita is also read or heard. You can donate Bhagavad-Gitas on your behalf or offer food to deserving brahmins and dhamvasis or perform Goseva ( feeding the cows). We shall offer the sevas on your behalf for the ultimate benefit of your family!