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 2021, Ashtami Shraddha date is September September 29.
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, 29 September 2021
Ashtami Shraddh 2021 – 29 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, 29 September 2021
Suryodayam(Sunrise) : 06:13 AM
Suryastama(Sunset) : 06:09 PM
Chandrodayam(Moonrise) : 11:48 PM
Chandrastama(Moonset) : 01:31 PM
Tithi : Ashtami upto 08:29 PM Navami
Nakshatra : Ardra upto 11:26 PM Punarvasu
Yoga : Varigha upto 06:35 PM Parigha
Karana : Balava upto 07:26 AM Kaulava upto 08:29 PM Taitila
Paksha : Krishna Paksha
Weekday : Budhawara
Shaka Samvat : 1943 Plava
Chandramasa : Ashwina – Purnimanta Bhadrapada – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2078 Aananda
Gujarati Samvat : 2077 Paridhavi
Abhijit : None
Amrit Kalam : 12:19 PM to 02:05 PM
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 12:11 PM to 01:41 PM
Yamaganda : 07:42 AM to 09:12 AM
Gulikai Kalam : 10:42 AM to 12:11 PM
Dur Muhurtam : 11:47 AM to 12:35 PM
Ashtami Shraddh in Previous Years
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.