फलानि ग्रहचारेण सूचयन्ति मनीषिणः ।
को वक्ता तारतम्यस्य तमेकं वेधसं विना ॥
Death is often an unpleasant incident, especially if a loved one is involved. In Vedic Astrology, the timing of the death is vital. Deaths that occur in an inauspicious nakshatra is likely to affect the family members health, finances and more. Our Vedic scriptures prescribe specific funeral rites, procedures and Shanthi Homas for the Nakshatra at the time of death. Performing the relevant rites with devotion will benefit the family and also release the soul to its next stage. Archana Murthy explains the practices when death happens in Dhanistha Panchaka Nakshatra or Tripadi Nakshatra and provides remedial measures to overcome the negative effects.