Pitru Paksha or Mahalaya Paksha is an auspicious fortnight dedicated to perform pitru shraddh rituals. This article explains you – where to do pitru paksha shraddh or the list of places to perform Mahalaya paksha shraddh pinda daan. In India, there are 1008 sacred spots to perform these rituals. The important places in the list are – Varanasi, Prayag, Gaya, Kedarnath, Badrinath, Rameswaram, Nasik, Kapal mochan, etc. In Tamil Nadu, there are 108 places where it is considered auspicious to observe pitru paksha panda daan.
In Tamil Nadu, Seshambadi near Kumbakonam and Poovalur near Trichy are considered as highly auspicious spots to do this sacred ritual. Lord Sri Ram did Pitru Tarpana puja to his father Dasaratha and his Surya dynasty ancestors in Tamil Nadu. Some other holy places in this list are – Nedungudi, Thilatharpanapuri, Innambur, Theerthandapuram and Kekkarai.
It is also auspicious to perform Pitru Shraddh Pinda daan along holy rivers and lakes. Ganga, Godavari, Narmada, Sindhu, Cauvery, Krishna, Tungabhadra, Brahmaputra, etc. are holy rivers as mentioned in the Puranas.