Pitru Paksha 2014, Mahalaya Paksha, Shraddh dates

Pitru Paksha (Mahalaya Paksha, Apara Paksha, Shraddh Paksha) is a fortnight dedicated to dead ancestors and forefathers. In 2014, Pitru Paksha starts on September 10 and ends with Mahalaya Amavasya on September 24.

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 2014 date in USA & Canada – September 9 to September 23

Pitru Paksha 2014 date in UK & Europe – September 10 to September 24

Pitru Paksha 2014 date in UAE & Gulf countries - September 10 to September 24

Pitru Paksha 2014 date in Singapore - September 10 to September 24

Pitru Paksha 2014 date in Malaysia - September 10 to September 24

Pitru Paksha 2014 date in South Africa & African countries - September 10 to September 24

Pitru Paksha 2014 date in Australia - September 10 to September 24

Pitru Paksha 2014 date in New Zealand - September 10 to September 24

Pitru Paksha 2014 date in Mauritius - September 10 to September 24

Pitru Paksha 2014 date in Maldives - September 10 to September 24

Here is the detailed calendar or schedule of Pitru Paksha 2014

Pratipada Shraddh - September 10

Dwitiya Shraddh - September 11

Tritiya Shraddh - September 12

Chaturthi Shraddh - September 13

Panchami Shraddh - September 14

Sashti Shraddh - September 15

Saptami Shraddh - September 16

Ashtami Shraddh - September 17 – Madhvashtami or Arudrashtami

Navami Shraddh - September 18 – Avidhava Navami or Avidhva Navami

Dashami Shraddh - September 19

Ekadashi Shraddh - September 20

Dwadasi Shraddh - September 21 - Yateenam Mahalaya Shraddh or Yathi Dwadashi

Trayodasi Shraddh - September 22 - Balbolaniteras

Chaturdashi Shraddh - September 23 - Shraddh Chaturdashi or Ghat Chaturdasi

Mahalaya Amavasya Shraddh 2014 – September 24

Pitru Paksha in Previous Years

In 2013, Pitru Paksha starts on September 20 and ends with Mahalaya Amavasya on October 4, 2013.

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.