Pitru Paksha 2017 | Mahalaya Paksha Shraddh 2017

Pitru Paksha Shraddh Mahalaya Paksha

Pitru Paksha (Mahalaya Paksha, Apara Paksha, Shraddh Paksha) is a fortnight dedicated to dead ancestors and forefathers. In 2017, Pitru Paksha starts on September 6 and ends with Mahalaya Amavasya on September 20. During Pitru Paksha, dead ancestors are offered special rites and rituals. Pitru Paksha Shraddh begins on Ashwin Krishna Pratipada or first day of Ashwin […]

Shraddha on Various Nakshatrams: Merits, Benefits|Fruits

What are the benefits of performing Shraddha on particular Nakshatrams? “Shraddha on Various Nakshatrams: Merits, Benefits|Fruits” explains the results of performing Shraddha on each Nakshatram…. Apart from Pitru Paksha (Mahalaya Paksha), Aadi Amavasai – Amavasai in Aadi Month in Tamil calendar, Karkadika Vavu in Malayalam Calendar, and every Amavasya are the auspicious days for performing […]

Yathi Mahalaya 2017 | Sanyasi Shraddh

Yathi Mahalaya, Sanyasi Shraddh, Yateenam Mahalayam, Yathi Dwadashi Shraddh falls on Dwadashi Shraddh. In 2017, Yathi Mahalaya date is September 17. It is an auspicious day to offer Shraddh rituals to Yathis (Saints, Sadhus, Sanyasis, Rishis, etc). The holy people those who involved in writing, compiling, and structuring of Hindu scriptures are offered tharpan, pinda daan and […]

Balabholaniteras 2016 (Kakbali): Shraddh to dead children

Balabholaniteras (Kakbali) is an auspicious day to perform shraddh rituals to dead children. In 2016, Balabholaniteras date is September 28. It falls on thirteenth day of Pitru Paksha (Trayodasi Shraddh Mahalaya). It is performed all over India but the particular term ‘Balabholaniteras’ is well known in Gujarat. Balabholaniteras falls on the 13th day of Krishna Paksha […]

Avidhva Navami 2016

Avidhava Navami sharaddh is a ritual performed on Navami during Pitru Paksha or Mahalaya Paksha. In 2016, Avidhva Navami shraddh date is September 24. This shraddh karma is dedicated to women ancestors. Women who passed away before their husband are offered tithi or tharpan during Avidhva Navami. Avidhva Navami is observe on Ashwin Krishna paksha Navami as […]

Navami Shraddh 2017 | 9th day of Mahalaya Paksha

Avidhva Navmi or Navami Shraddh is the ninth day of Pitru Paksha or Mahalaya Fortnight, a fortnight dedicated to dead ancestors. In 2017, Navami Shraddh date is September 14. Durga Puja is also observed on this day in many places of India. On this day Sumangali women who were passed away before their husband are […]

Ashtami Shraddha 2017 | 8th day in Pitru Paksha

Ashtami Shraddha is the eighth day in Pitru Paksha. It falls on Ashtami tithi in Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapad month in Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu & Kannada Panchangams and in Ashwin month in North Indian Hindi calendars. In 2017, Ashtami Shraddha date is September September 13. It is also known as Arudrashtami when it coincides with […]

Saptami Shraddha 2017 | 7th day of Mahalaya Paksha

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 […]

Arudrashtami 2016 (Arudra Nakshatra Ashtami in Pitru Paksha)

Arudrashtami (Madhvashtami, Madhyashtami) is observed during Arudra nakshatra day which falls on Ashtami in Bhadrapad month (Ashwin month in North Indian calendars) and mostly in Pitru Paksha. In 2016, Arudrashtami date is September 23. Lord Shiva is worshipped on this day. Those who are born on Arudra nakshatra and suffering from Graha peeda should perform […]

Madhyashtami 2016

Madhyashtami falls on Ashtami during Pitru Paksha Shraddh. It falls on eighth day in Krishna Paksha of Ashwin month as per North Indian Hindi calendars. In 2016, Madhyashtami date is September 23. As per Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada and Telugu calendar, Madhyashtami coincides with Krishna Paksha Ashtami of Bhadrapada Month. On Madhyashtami, Ashtami Shraddh is performed. […]