What is Shastipoorthi?
As per Hindu Tradition, at the age of 60 a specific person will complete and reached to the same year when he was born. Especially on that scenario, Meaningful and elaborate rituals should perform to remove the Apamruthyu those ritual is called Ugra Ratha Shanthi. Kalasha Sthapana & Havan Pujas are the main rituals in Sashtipoorthi Puja.
Sashtipoorthi is celebrated on the completion of 60 years of age for the male. The word Sashtipoorthi comes from Sanskrit which Sashti means sixty, and Poorthi means completion. Its line of completion half the years of one’s lifetime as in Hinduism, 120 years is considered as the life span of an human being. The 61st year in one’s life is a significant milestone,and most memorable turning point. Where as Hindu Calendar has 60 years named as Prabhava and Vibhava etc., it repeats themselves after the completion of 60 years in a sequence.
Best time to Perform
Janmatah Shastime Varshe is the Shaunakokthi. Going by this, Shanti has to be performed in the Sixtieth year and we have the following quote to substantiate it.
Janmaabde, Janmamaasecha Swajanmadivase tathaa Janmarshe chaiva kartavyaa shanti rugrarathaahvayaa Devaalaye nadeeteere swagruhe vaa shubhasthale
The Sashtipoorthi Shanti should be performed in the same year, month and on the same day of the birth according to the Indian Zodiac.This is considered to be the best option. This is considered to be the best option. In case Sashtipoorthi is not possible to time it exactly on the same day, allowance is given to perform it on a convenient day during and before the completion of sixtieth year. The choice of the place to carry out this programme could be a pilgrim town, a temple, a river bank or even a householder’s residence.
The man enters his 61st year after a successful completion of 60 years this event is being performed by the family members and celebrated by getting together and doing the homam, abhishekam, mangalya dharana for the couple to gain the blessings of God.
Sashtipoorthi is also called as Ayul Shanthi homam as the event improves their health and life longevity of the pair. Sashtipoorthi gives the couple increases their spiritual progress as they are at the verge of completing their parental duties. Their are different kind of homam including Ganapathy, Lakshmi, Amrutha, Mrithyunjeyar, Ayush, Danvantri, Kalashabhishekam, will be done after this couple ties the knot once again which is optional and depends on them.
Prashanthi Reddy –
Pandit Ravishastri Performed SastiPoorthi Very Well. I am Happy with the Service Received.