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Source: South Indian Festivities

Deepavali Amavasya day.—The new-moon day which immediately follows the Deepavali day goes by the name of Deepavali Amavasya day. The occasion is considered to be specially favourable to propitiate the manes (Pitris) of the departed and hence libations of water with sesamum or gingelly seed are offered to themwith the necessary mantrams or chantings. This offering performed by the fatherless on all new-moon days goes by the name Pitri-Tarpanam which means an “action to satisfy the manes of the forefather”.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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