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In the Pitru Paksha, the dead ancestors of the family are remembered with reverence, this is called Shradh. The meaning of doing Pind Daan is that we are donating food for the ancestors. The meaning of doing tarpan is that we are donating water. In this way, these three works have importance in Pitru Paksha.
In ancient times, Maharishi Nimi was first given the knowledge of Shradh by Atri Muni. After this Nimi Rishi performed Shradh and after him other sages also started performing Shradh. After this the tradition of performing Shradh Karma became prevalent.