Tarpana also Tarpan (तर्पण in Sanskrit, ತರ್ಪಣ in Kannada) is a term in the Vedic practice which refers to an offering made to divine entities. Tarpana refers to the act of the offering as well as the substance used in the offering itself. Tilatarpana (तिलतर्पण in Sanskrit, ತಿಲತರ್ಪಣ in Kannada) is a different but associated term, which is sometimes confused with Tarpana. Tilatarpana is a specific form of Tarpana, involving libation, which is offered to the Pitris (deceased ancestors) using water and sesame seeds during Pitru Paksha or as a death rite.

Wiki : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarpana

 

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