Pratipada Shraddh (Prathami Shraddha) is the first day of Pitru Paksha. In 2016, Pratipada Shraddh date is September 17.
Mahalaya Paksha begins on Krishna Paksha of Ashwin month in North Indian Hindi calendars and it is Pratipada in Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapada month as per Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu & Kannada calendars.
Pratipada Shraddh Tharpana Puja helps those who feel that marriages, puja, pitru rituals, festivals & other auspicious rituals are not happening properly in their family.
Shraddh Timings on 17 September 2016
Pratipada Shraddh 2016 – September 17; Shraddh Timings – 1.19 PM to 3.43 PM
Gaya, Kashi (Varanasi), Rameshwaram, Haridwar, Prayag Sangam (Allahabad) & Rishikesh are the popular places for Pitru Paksha Shraddh rituals.
It is to note that, Mahalaya Shraddh Paksha begins on 17 September and ends on 30 September with Mahalaya Amavasya or Sarva Pitru Amavasya.