Saptami Shraddha is the seventh day of Pitru Paksha. In 2017, Saptami Shraddh date is September 12.
It falls on Saptami in Krishna Paksha of Ashwin month in North India and in Bhadrapad month in Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada & Telugu calendars.
Apart from Pitru Tharpan rituals Saptamatrika or seven divine mothers in Hinduism are also worshipped on this day.
Saptami is really helpful for those who are in the field of performing arts such as acting, dancing, cultural art forms, etc. Donating yellow colored clothes on Shraddha Saptami is highly auspicious.
Shraddh Timings, 12 September 2017
Saptami Shraddh 2017 – September 12; Shraddh Timings – 1.17 PM to 3.42 PM
Kashi (Varanasi), Prayag, Haridwar, Rishikesh and Rameswaram are the best places to perform shraddh rituals.
As per Tamil beliefs, Pitru Moksha Shiva Temple in Kuruvi Rameswaram near Thiruvarur is the best place to observe Saptami Shraddh rituals.
In 2016, Saptami Shraddh date was September 22.