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 2023, Ashtami Shraddha date is September October 6.
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, 6 October 2023
Ashtami Shraddh 2023 – 6 October – 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.
Panchang, 6 October 2023
Suryodayam(Sunrise) : 06:03 AM
Suryastama(Sunset) : 05:53 PM
Chandrodayam(Moonrise) : 11:26 PM
Chandrastama(Moonset) : 12:48 PM
Tithi : Saptami upto 06:34 AMAshtami
Nakshatra : Ardra upto 09:32 PMPunarvasu
Karana : Bava upto 06:34 AM, Balava upto 07:17 PM, Kaulava,
Yoga : Parigha upto 05:31 AM, Oct 07, Shiva,
Weekday : Shukrawara,
Paksha : Krishna Paksha
Shaka Samvat : 1945 Shobhakrit
Chandramasa : Ashwina – Purnimanta Bhadrapada – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2080 Nala
Gujarati Samvat : 2079 Aananda
Abhijit : 11:35 AM to 12:22 PM
Amrit Kalam : 10:45 AM to 12:28 PM
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 10:30 AM to 11:58 AM
Yamaganda : 02:56 PM to 04:24 PM
Gulikai Kalam : 07:32 AM to 09:01 AM
Dur Muhurtam : 08:25 AM to 09:13 AM 12:22 PM to 01:09 PM
Ashtami Shraddh in Previous Years
In 2022, Ashtami Shraddha date is September September 18.
In 2021, Ashtami Shraddha date is September September 29.
In 2020, Ashtami Shraddha date is September September 10.
In 2019, Ashtami Shraddha date is September September 22.
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.