Ashtami Shraddha 2019 | 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 2019, Ashtami Shraddha date is September September 22.

It is also known as Arudrashtami when it coincides with Arudra nakshatram. Apart from shraddh rituals to dead ancestors, Shiva Puja is also performed on this day.

Shraddh Timings, 22 September 2019

Ashtami Shraddh 2019 – 22 September – Madhvashtami or Arudrashtami; Shraddh Timings – 1.17 PM to 3.42 PM

The best places for Pitru tharpana shraddh are: Varanasi, Prayag sangam, Haridwar, Rishikesh & Rameswaram.

The ideal place for Ashtami Shraddha as per Tamil beliefs is Noopura Ganga Theertham in Alagar Kovil near Madurai.

Best Places to perform Pitru Paksha Shraddha

Panchang, 22 September 2019

Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:19 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:20
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)24:14 Chandrastama (Moonset)13:10

Today’s Panchangam
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Ashtami – 19:50
Nakshatra Mrigashirsha – 11:47
Yoga Vyatipata – 20:27
Karana Kaulava – 19:50

Today’s Panchang
Purnimanta Month Ashwin
Amavasyanta Month Bhaadrupada
Shaka Samvatsara: Vikari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Paridhavi
Rahu Kalam: 16:50 – 18:20
Gulika Kalam: 15:19 – 16:50
Yama Gandam: 12:19 – 13:49

Today’s Rashi
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Kanya
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Mithuna

Auspicious Time
Amrita Kalam 25:37* – 27:12*
Abhijit: 11:55 – 12:43

Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 20:05 – 21:40
Durmuhurthams: 16:44 – 17:32

Ashtami Shraddh in Previous Years

In 2018, Ashtami Shraddha date is September October 2.

In 2017, Ashtami Shraddha date is September September 13.

In 2016, Ashtami Shraddha date was September 23.

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