The birth anniversary (Ashtachiranjivi) worship is a Hindu tradition in which families come together to offer prayers and perform rituals in honor of their ancestors on the anniversary of their birth. The purpose of the worship is to show respect for the departed and to seek their blessings for the well-being of the family.
The worship typically involves preparing a sacred fire, offering food and flowers, reciting mantras and prayers, and making donations to the poor. The rituals are performed by a Hindu priest or by the head of the family. Family members often participate in the worship by offering flowers, lighting lamps, and reciting prayers.
The birth anniversary worship is considered to be an important aspect of Hindu tradition, and is performed as a way of keeping the memories of ancestors alive and seeking their blessings for future generations. The worship is usually performed on the anniversary of an ancestor’s birth, and is a way of expressing gratitude for their life and their contributions to the family.
In Hinduism, it is believed that ancestors who receive offerings and blessings from their descendants will be pleased and bless them in return. The birth anniversary worship is therefore seen as an important act of devotion and a way of maintaining the connection between the living and the dead.