Bharani Mahalaya Shraddha or Maha Bharani Shraddh is an important day to perform Pithru Paksha Shraddh rituals. In 2020, Bharani Mahalaya Shraddh date is September 7.
Bharani Mahalaya (Maha Bharani, Bharani Panchami) is observed on the fourth day (Chaturthi) or the fifth day (Panchami) during Mahalaya paksha.
In 2013, Maha Bharani falls on Chaturthi in Pitru paksha (Shunya Tithi). Maha Bharani is the day on which Bharani nakshatram or Bharani asterism during Mahalaya Pitru paksha shraddha.
During Bharani Shraddh, Hindus perform shraddh rituals to dead ancestors. After Mahalaya Amavasya, Bharani Mahalaya Shraddh is the most observed day for Pitru shraddh ritual. In Gaya, Kasi (Varanasi) and Rameshwaram are the best places to perform Bharani shraddh.