The Vedic ancestry has got a lot of expansion in the Puranas and it has been given the name of Shraddha. Yes, Pitrupaksha has been around since time immemorial, but since the tradition of shraddha for fathers started on this side, there has been no significant change in this tradition and this tradition has also started from the beginning. . In such a situation, today we are going to tell you who and when the tradition of Shraddha started…? Yes, there are differences among scholars in this regard, but in the discipline festival of Mahabharata, there is a story in which the tradition of Shraddha is told.
Yes, in this festival, Bhishma Pitamah tells Yudhishthira about Shraddha festival and according to Mahabharata, "First of all Shraddha was preached by Maharishi Nimi to Atri Muni. Maharishi Nimi was probably the 22nd Tirthankara of Jainism. In this way, first Nimi started Shradh, after that other Maharishi also started Shradh. After his preaching of Shraddha, the practice of Shraddha Karma started and gradually it became prevalent in every varna of the society. ''
With this, after the war of Mahabharata, Yudhishthira not only performed the last rites of all the heroes killed on behalf of the Kauravas and the Pandavas. When Shri Krishna said that you should also worship Karna, then Yudhishthira said that if he is not of our clan then how can I do his shraadh? His family members should only pay obeisance to him. After this answer, Lord Krishna opened the secret for the first time that Karna is your elder brother. All the Pandavas were stunned to hear this.
Is it written that Lord Rama in his father Dasaratha to get in Ramayana, which mentions the memorial and it means it is going to practice the tradition of memorial before the Mahabharata However memorial tradition of Vedic Have been doing