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 2020, Ashtami Shraddha date is September September 10.
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, 10 September 2020
Ashtami Shraddh 2020 – 10 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, 10 September 2020
प्रमादीचा नाम संवत्सर, शुद्ध आश्विन मॉस, कृष्ण पक्ष, अष्टमी तिथि, रोहिणी नक्षत्र, वज्र योग, कौलव करण |
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:15 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:31
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)23:52 Chandrastama (Moonset)12:51
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Ashtami – 27:34*
Nakshatra Rohini – 13:39
Yoga Vajra – 18:37
Karana Kaulava – 27:34*
Purnimanta Month Ashwin
Amavasyanta Month Bhaadrupada
Shaka Samvatsara: Sharvari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Pramadicha
Rahu Kalam: 13:55 – 15:27
Gulika Kalam: 09:19 – 10:51
Yama Gandam: 06:15 – 07:47
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Simha
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Vrishabha – 26:37:40*
Amrita Kalam 29:58* – 31:41*
Abhijit: 11:59 – 12:48
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 19:40 – 21:23
Durmuhurthams: 15:15 – 16:04
Ashtami Shraddh in Previous Years
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.