Sashti Shraddha is the sixth day of Solah Shraddh, 16 days of Pitru Paksha. In 2017, Solah, Shashti Shraddh date is September 11.
It falls on 6th day in Krishna Paksha of Ashwin mahina of North Indian Hindi Panchangams and Bhadrapada month in Telugu, Kannada, Marathi & Gujarati panchangams.
Sashti Shraddha is a highly meritorious ritual for those who are not enjoying their married life and want to lead a good marital life with partner.
Shraddh Timings, 11 September 2017
Sashti Shraddh 2017 – September 11; Shraddh Timings – 1.17 PM to 3.42 PM
The best places for Shraddha rituals during Mahalaya Paksha are: River banks of Ganga, Godavari, Krishna, Cauvery, Brahmaputra, etc. i.e. Varanasi (Kashi), Prayag Sangam, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Gaya, Rameswaram, etc.
As per Tamil beliefs, the ideal places for Sashti Shraddha in Tamil Nadu are: Mukkoodal near Chengalpet, Sitthanakkudi Kodanda Rama Temple (near Thiruvarur – Koradacheri – Velukudi) and Poovalur near Trichy.
In 2016, Solah, Shashti Shraddh date was September 22.