Pitru Paksha 2016, Mahalaya Paksha Shraddh, Shraddh Paksha

Mahalaya Paksha Shraddh (Pitru Paksha Shraddh) are the rituals dedicated to Pithru devatas or dead ancestors. In 2016, Mahalaya paksha starts on September 17 and ends on September 30 with Mahalaya Amavasya Tarpan.

Mahalaya Pitru paksha begins on the first day during Ashwin month as per North Indian calendar followed in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Delhi and Rajasthan.

But, as per the calendars followed in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka, Mahalaya Pitru Paksha Shraddh begins on the first day in second half of Bhadrapad maas.

As per North Indian calendars, Mahalaya Shraddh paksha ends on Mahalaya Amavasya or Ashwin Amavasya which falls on September 30 in 2016. As per the other calendars mentioned above, Mahalaya Pitru Shraddha Paksha ends on Mahalaya Amavasya which coincides with Bhadrapad Amavasya (September 30, 2016).

On the next day to Mahalaya Amavasya, Sharad Maha Navaratri or Durga Maha Navratri begins.

Get Pitru Paksha Shraddh Timings on Pitru Paksha days… 

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 2016 dates in other countries

Pitru Paksha 2016 date in USA & Canada – September 16 to September 30

Pitru Paksha 2016 date in UK & Europe – September 17 to September 30

Pitru Paksha 2016 date in UAE & Gulf countries – September 17 to September 30

Pitru Paksha 2016 date in Singapore – September 17 to September 30

Pitru Paksha 2016 date in Malaysia – September 17 to September 30

Pitru Paksha 2016 date in South Africa & African countries – September 17 to September 30

Pitru Paksha 2016 date in Australia – September 16 to October 1

Pitru Paksha 2016 date in New Zealand – September 16 to October 1

Pitru Paksha 2016 date in Mauritius – September 17 to September 30

Pitru Paksha 2016 date in Maldives – September 17 to September 30

Here is the detailed calendar or schedule of Pitru Paksha 2016

Purnima Shraddh – September 16

Pratipada Shraddh – September 17

Dwitiya Shraddh – September 18

Tritiya Shraddh – September 19

Chaturthi Shraddh – September 20

Panchami Shraddh – September 20

Sashti Shraddh – September 21

Saptami Shraddh – September 22

Ashtami Shraddh – September 23 – Madhvashtami or Arudrashtami

Navami Shraddh – September 24 – Avidhava Navami or Avidhva Navami (Matru Navami)

Dashami Shraddh – September 25

Ekadashi Shraddh – September 26 – Indira Ekadashi

Dwadasi Shraddh – September 27 – Yateenam Mahalaya Shraddh or Yathi Dwadashi

Trayodasi Shraddh – September 28 – Balbolaniteras

Chaturdashi Shraddh – September 29 – Shraddh Chaturdashi or Ghat Chaturdasi

Mahalaya Amavasya Shraddh 2016 – September 30

Matamaha Shraddh – 1 October 2016

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Here is the detailed calendar or schedule of Pitru Paksha 2015

Purnima Shraddh – September 27

Pratipada Shraddh – September 28

Dwitiya Shraddh – September 29

Tritiya Shraddh – September 30

Chaturthi Shraddh – October 1

Panchami Shraddh – October 2

Sashti Shraddh – October 3

Saptami Shraddh – October 4

Ashtami Shraddh – October 5 – Madhvashtami or Arudrashtami

Navami Shraddh – October 6 – Avidhava Navami or Avidhva Navami

Dashami Shraddh – October 7

Ekadashi Shraddh – October 8

Dwadasi Shraddh – October 9 – Yateenam Mahalaya Shraddh or Yathi Dwadashi

Trayodasi Shraddh – October 10 – Balbolaniteras

Chaturdashi Shraddh – October 11 – Shraddh Chaturdashi or Ghat Chaturdasi

Mahalaya Amavasya Shraddh 2015 – October 12

Matamaha Shraddh – 13 October 2015

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19 Comments

  1. Sush says:

    hi,.. My mom expired on 15th August 2015 .. I m based out of India now, Acc to details I guess I shud follow the Awidhwa Navami on 6th October … Can u pls suggest how to do thus pooja at home in a simple way? Thnk u in advance. Tc

  2. Manjula says:

    Dear Sir we want how to book the sarva pitru paksha pooja

  3. Manjula Bt says:

    Dear Sir we want how to book the sarva pitru paksha pooja

  4. Lopamudra says:

    pindaan rituals to be done on pitru mavasya shrad

  5. Stotri says:

    when is the first day of shradh 2015

  6. Aalap says:

    how to do the rituals of shradh during the 15 days

  7. Chandrakiran says:

    Pitru Paksha 2015 Mahalaya Paksha Shraddh dates 2015

  8. Manhar says:

    prayers and ritual for mahalaya pitru paksha 2015

  9. Shreesh says:

    pitru paksha 2015 dates as per andhra calender

  10. Visamaksh says:

    when is pitru paksha starting in september 2015

  11. Laghuvi says:

    mahalaya amavasya 2015 amavasya time i mean when amavasya starts and when it ends

  12. Revati says:

    when is shaddh in year 2015 in hindu calendar

  13. K Kannan says:

    My father’s annual shartham falls during the Mahalaya Paksha period.Can the Mahalaya Srarthem be done on the same day?
    Kannan

  14. K.indra devi says:

    The above information is God sent. would like to know where in India I can do this Pitru paksha shraddh ceremoney. I am a female & I have been told that I have to do it yearly. so please advise.
    Thanking you in anticipation,
    Indra

  15. brinda says:

    Please tell me when shradh beginning in September 2015 and when do they end according to North Indian Calendar.

    • NAVEEN KUMAR SANAGALA says:

      Hi Brinda…

      In 2010, Pitru paksha shraddh will start on September 24 and end on October 7 with Mahalaya Amavasya Tarpan as per North Indian calendar (in fact as per any Hindu calendar in India).

  16. NAVEEN KUMAR SANAGALA says:

    on Mahalaya Amavasya, 18th September in 2009. The next day, Durga Navaratri starts.