Pitru Paksha 2013, Mahalaya Paksha, Shraddh dates 2013

Pitru Paksha (Mahalaya Paksha, Apara Paksha, Shraddh Paksha) is a fortnight dedicated to dead ancestors and forefathers. In 2013, Pitru Paksha starts on September 20 and ends with Mahalaya Amavasya on October 4, 2013.

During Pitru Paksha, dead ancestors are offered special rites and rituals. Pitru Paksha Shraddh begins on Ashwin Krishna Pratipada or first day of Ashwin month as per North Indian calendar. It starts on Bhadrapad Krishna Pratipada as per Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, and Kannada calendars.

For detailed Pitru Paksha Vidhi or procedure, you can read this article….

During Pitru Paksha, each day is dedicated to different section of dead ancestors.. such as dead women, dead children, accidentally dead ancestors, etc.

Pitru Paksha 2013 date in USA & Canada – September 19

Pitru Paksha 2013 date in UK & Europe – September 20

Pitru Paksha 2013 date in UAE & Gulf countries - September 20

Pitru Paksha 2013 date in Singapore - September 20

Pitru Paksha 2013 date in Malaysia - September 20

Pitru Paksha 2013 date in South Africa & African countries - September 20

Pitru Paksha 2013 date in Australia - September 20

Pitru Paksha 2013 date in New Zealand - September 20

Pitru Paksha 2013 date in Mauritius - September 20

Pitru Paksha 2013 date in Maldives - September 20

Here is the detailed calendar or schedule of Pitru Paksha 2013

Pratipada Shraddh 2013: September 20

Dwitiya Shraddh 2013: September 21

Tritiya Shraddh 2013: September 22

Chaturthi Shraddh: September 23

Panchami Shraddh: September 24

Sashti Shraddh: September 25

Saptami Shraddh: September 26

Ashtami Shraddh: September 27 - Madhvashtami or Arudrashtami

Navami Shraddh: September 28 - Avidhava Navami or Avidhva Navami

Dashami Shraddh: September 29

Ekadashi Shraddh: September 30

Dwadasi Shraddh: October 1 – Yateenam Mahalaya Shraddh or Yathi Dwadashi

Trayodasi Shraddh: October 2 – Balbolaniteras

Chaturdashi Shraddh: October 3 – Shraddh Chaturdashi or Ghat Chaturdasi

Mahalaya Amavasya Shraddh: October 4

Pitru Paksha in 2012

Pitru Paksha 2012 starts on September 30 and ends with Mahalaya Amavasya on October 15, 2012.

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126 Comments

  1. namaskaram,
    can you please let me know if palghat iyers are required to perform on all the days of pitru paksha. Also , can all the sons perform individually.

  2. Hello,
    Other than Srirangapatna, T.Narsipura, Nanjangud are there any other places/person performing Piturpaksha(in and around Bangalore/Mysore). If so please provide the contact details(Mob no.) etc.

  3. There is a Shunya Tithi on October 2, 2012. It is observed as Bharani Shraddh but not as Chaturthi Shraddh. Chaturthi Shraddh is on October 4, 2012. As Mahalaya Paksha begins on the day where Purnima also coincides with Pratipada day, it would happen.. Though, it is very rare…

  4. Hello Hindupad,
    I would like yo know the exact days this pitru pakasha is supposed to be as far as I am concern it should be for 15 days but your calandar says 16days hos ithis is possible please let me know the logistics
    Thanks

  5. Please let me know whether we will get Purohits/Pandits/Vadhyars (TAMIL) to perform the Mahalaya Paksha 2012 Amavasya Pitru Sharaddh at NASIK TRIMBAKESHWAR. If so pl give me contact numbers and addresses.

    You may inform me over my email.

    C. Ramasundaram

  6. is it that during pitrupaksh period that is from 13th sep’11 to 27th sep’11,pregnant lady should not travel to their mother’s home

  7. Hi, My delivery date is fall in these days, Could you please let me know , my baby will face any kind of problem in his/her life.

  8. I would like to know in next year 2012 when will be start pitrupaksha because my daugher wants to get married in september or october so pl let me know thanks

  9. I wish to know how to perform the Pitru Paksh pooja. Please advise from 1st day to last; what has to be done and how?
    We have one huge problem in South Africa in that everyone seems to have their own way and I’m totally unsure of which the right way is.