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 2022, Ashtami Shraddha date is September September 18.
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, 18 September 2022
Ashtami Shraddh 2022 – 18 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.
Panchang, 18 September 2022
Suryodayam (Sunrise) : 05:57 AM
Suryastama (Sunset) : 06:11 PM
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) : 11:52 PM
Chandrastama (Moonset) : 01:11 PM
Tithi : Ashtami upto 04:32 PMNavami
Nakshatra : Mrigashirsha upto 03:11 PMArdra
Karana : Kaulava upto 04:32 PMTaitila upto 05:46 AM, Sep 19Garaja
Yoga : Siddhi upto 06:34 AMVyatipata
Weekday : Raviwara
Paksha : Krishna Paksha
Shaka Samvatsaram : 1944 Shubhakrutha
Chandramasa : Ashwina – Purnimanta; Bhadrapada – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2079 Rakshasa
Gujarati Samvat : 2078 Pramadi
Abhijit Muhurat : 11:40 AM to 12:29 PM
Amrita Kalam :
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 04:39 PM to 06:11 PM
Yamaganda : 12:04 PM to 01:36 PM
Gulikai Kalam : 03:08 PM to 04:39 PM
Dur Muhurtam : 04:33 PM to 05:22 PM
Varjyam : 12:38 AM, Sep 19 to 02:26 AM, Sep 19
Ashtami Shraddh in Previous Years
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.