Welcome to eVadhyar.com - your personal Purohit.
Mahalaya Paksham starts on 14th/15th September
2019 depending on location. People who want to perform Tharpanam during Mahalaya Paksham on one or more days, write to email@example.com. If you are already registered with Evadhyar and has given your ancestral details, personalised Tharpanam audio will be uploaded and on the given day, you can play the audio and perform the Tharpanam.
First Month Trial - Tharpan Audio - Free. Fill details of Ancestors. Feel like Live Sastri sitting beside you reciting the Manthras.
1. About us
Hi... My name is Madhavan Parthasarathy - Vadagalai Iyengar by birth, Chemical Engineer by Profession, American by citizenship and Indian at heart. Having lived in the USA for the last 16 years, I realized the difficulties of practicing the brahminical rituals in a foreign land. Rituals need to be performed at the right time and in the right way and this is always a challenge when you live away from India. After my father passed away in 2009, I found it especially difficult to perform the monthly Tarpan since the Purohit was 10 miles away and driving to and back from the temple on a working day was next to impossible. It was my own experience with this situation that gave rise to the idea of starting the e-Vadhyar service. I am back in India now and find that even in India, people face similar challenges. My family always laid a heavy emphasis on doing the ancestral rites in a proper manner and I hope many will benefit from this service.
2. Why e-Vadhyar
After I lost my father some 5 years back, I had to drive to my Purohit's place on the Tharpan days and I would be late going to my work on these days. I decided to use the recorded Tharpan Mantra and requested my family Vadhyar in Chennai to record a generic form of Tharpan and I would write down the sankalpam for each month looking at the Internet for exact timings. But what was available on internet sites was the sankalpam according to the Indian timing. But this wasn't correct since the Nakshatra or thithi or the day Amavasya should be done in USA sometimes differed from India. I had to consult Almanacs and make necessary changes to the Sankalpam. To perform the Tharpan, I had to play the recording, consult the hand written notes and recite the Sankalpam and go back to the recording for the rest of the Tharpan. This resulted in a disjointed performance of the Tharpan and this was not satisfactory.
This got me thinking about how the rest of the Brahmin community was fulfilling their Tharpan duties! Do they perform the Tharpan or let it go? If they perform, will they be doing it at the right day or just go by the Indian Sankalpam and perform it on the wrong day? When I posed this question to a few friends, I realized that no one was really happy with this but they did the best they could.
e-Vadhyar is a result of this introspection and a lot of research on the subject. I have consulted with various mutts and Purohits in India to make available a system of pre-recorded Tharpan with Location details, Sankalpam with the correct Thithi, Nakshatra and Day details and also the Ancestral details including the Gothra names etc. with adequate silent space for Abhivathaye and time for untying the koorcham. A marriage of technology and tradition has made e-Vadhyar possible.
e-Vadhyar will deliver the Tharpan audio file created for each user (custom built) with all relevant embedded details. A message will be sent for the Tharpan one week prior to the actual date and also 1 day in advance. The Tharpan Audio is played on a smart phone App. The experience of performing the Tharpan with this Audio will be smoother and more satisfactory.
If the client is travelling to a different time zone and informs evadhyar 96 hours prior to Amavasya, then attempts will be made to change the Manthra to suit the new location and the same will be advice to the client. e-Vadhyar also plans to send 10% of the fees collected to the Matam or Temple of your choice to represent your Vadhyar Dhakshina.