Mahalaya Amavasya, Pitru Paksha is the time to remember, thank and honour our ancestors. It is believed that during this time, ancestors come to earth to bless their kin.

पिता ददाति सत्पुत्रान् गोधनानि पितामह: धनदाता भवेत्सोपि यस्तस्य प्रपितामह:
दद्याद्विपुलमन्नाद्यं वृद्धस्तु प्रपितामह: तृप्ता: श्राद्धेन ते सर्वे दत्वा पुत्रस्य वांछितं


By doing the shraddha/paksha, father will bless you with satputraas (good yogya children ). Your Pitamaha, i.e., grand father will bless you with go-dhana (cow-wealth), Prapitamaha (Great grand father) will bless with property and wealth. They also bless us with Food, shelter, wealth, grains, etc.
Pitru Paksha is the “Pitru Yajna”, an important duty performed for the departed ancestors souls during this fortnight, by which they remain satisfied for the entire year

So here at ISKCON HBR Layout you have the opportunity to offer tharpana to the departed souls

And most auspicious seva to perform during Mahalaya Amavasya is Annadan on their behalf.

Here is a great opportunity  at ISKCON HBR to perform Annadan Seva. Since we have now tied up with Thirtiyatras we will distribute prasadam in Varanasi, Mayapur, Vrindavan, Haridwar, Gaya. The Annadan will be served in the above mentioned 5 Holy Pilgrims on their behalf.