Shradh is a ritual that is done in to pay tributes to our ancestors. Shradh is also called ‘Tarpan’.The period for this sacred ritual is also known as the Pitru Paksha. Shradh is the day of remembrance of the dead ancestors through prayers and sacred practices. This ensures that the Soul of the departed gets relieved of its unaccomplished tasks / misdeeds and goes to the heaven. The practice of Shradh has to be necessarily carried out by the Son, as mentioned in the Garuda Purana.