Chitra Paurnami is the name for the full moon day in the month of Chitra. For those whose mothers have passed away, this is the day on which to perform Sraddha for one’s mother and her ancestors.
Especially if you are not able to perform Sraddha on the exact tithi of your mother’s passing, this is the ideal day on which to take care of this important service. We all owe a debt of gratitude to our mother and all our ancestors, and performing Sraddha is the most important way to repay this debt and express our love and respect.
Those who can come to the Temple on this day are given the opportunity to perform the puja themselves, with guidance from the Temple volunteers.
The main pujari will also perform Sraddha on behalf of everyone present, as well as all those who have sponsored, but are not able to physically come to the Temple.
If you would like to do the Sraddha Puja in the Temple, or if you’d like Sraddha done on your behalf, please sponsor the Chitra Paurnami Tarpanam in our online bookstore. If you prefer, you may also call the Temple at 585-533-1970 or come to the Temple bookstore to sign up in person.