Places to do Pitru Paksha Shraddh, Where to perform Mahalaya Shraddh rituals

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.

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  1. Where to perform Amavasya rituals performed in Bangalore?

    By Nithin at February 10, 2015 at 3:38 pm
  2. in which temple are pithru paksham thithis performed in visakhapatanam

    By Maandhata at January 26, 2015 at 5:21 pm
  3. is there arrangement to do pitru sradha in nasik?

    By vijaya bhaskar jinka at September 9, 2014 at 10:04 pm
  4. is there arrangement to do pitru sradha in nasik?

    By Anonymous at July 24, 2014 at 3:26 pm
  5. Hello!
    I would like to know about places around tanjore where varsha aapdhigam is done ?

    By Nalina at April 18, 2014 at 2:56 pm
  6. Famous places on the banks of River Godavari are – Nashik (Trimbakeshwar), Kaleshwaram (Andhra Pradesh), Basar (Andhra Pradesh), Dharmapuri (Andhra Pradesh), Rajahmundry, etc..

    By Naveen Sanagala at September 25, 2013 at 8:32 pm
  7. can any one please tell where is the godavri? my parents want to pinda dan there..

    By chittaranjan at September 25, 2013 at 8:30 pm
  8. places where shardda can be performef in karnataka

    By Siddhiksha at September 20, 2013 at 9:11 pm
  9. a place in trichy to do pithru pooja

    By Viraaj at August 6, 2013 at 11:42 pm
  10. places to conduct pitru tarpanam in tamil nadu

    By Vari at July 31, 2013 at 6:32 pm
  11. which are auspicious places places to do karma on mahalaya amavasya

    By Vilaas at July 31, 2013 at 5:33 pm
  12. where is pitru paksha puja performed in karnataka

    By Nirmayi at July 27, 2013 at 5:13 pm
  13. where will mahalaya amavasa pooja performed in the temple in Bangalore

    By Rakhi at June 21, 2013 at 5:37 pm
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    By Madhushri at June 20, 2013 at 12:54 pm
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    By Rina at June 18, 2013 at 11:04 pm
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    By Shivani at June 15, 2013 at 7:35 pm
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    By Ramprasad at May 19, 2013 at 9:41 pm
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    By Taruni at April 3, 2013 at 1:22 pm
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    By Amritrashmi at March 24, 2013 at 6:57 pm
  22. I think they do at near Banashankari temple. You can check at Banashankari temple. And also in Sri Sringeri Sharada temple

    By Nagesh at May 28, 2012 at 8:26 pm
  23. I would like to know locations near bangalore where facility and karmic available for doing yearly pithru shraddha ,Srirangapattanam near Mysore have the facility at sangam,but nearer places I am looking for

    By unnikrishnan at March 9, 2012 at 12:49 pm