Dwadashi Shraddha is the 12th day of Pitru Paksha Shraddha. Also known as Yathi Mahalaya, Sanyasi Shraddh, Yateenam Mahalayam, Yathi Dwadashi Shraddh, it falls on 12th day of Pitru Paksha, Dwadasi in Krishna Paksha of Ashwin Month in North Indian Hindi calendar and in Bhadrapada Month as per Amavasyant Panchangams of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashatra, Gujarat and Karnataka.
In 2021, Dwadashi Shraddh Mahalaya date is October 3.
It is an auspicious day to offer Shraddh rituals to Yathis (Saints, Sadhus, Sanyasis, Rishis, etc).
The holy people those who involved in writing, compiling, and structuring of Hindu scriptures are offered tharpan, pinda daan and other shraddh rituals on this day.
Shraddh Timings, 3 October 2021
Dwadasi Shraddh 2021 – October 3 – Yateenam Mahalaya Shraddh or Yathi Dwadashi; Shraddh Timings – 1.14 PM to 3.36 PM
Apart from the sacred spots like Varanasi, Gaya, Rishikesh, Haridwar and Allahabad Prayag Sangam; Ramagiri near Surattapalli, Devar Malai near Karur, Thakkolam near Chennai, Ootathoor are considered auspicious places for Yathi Dwadasi shraddh as per Tamil beliefs.
Panchang, 3 October 2021
Suryodayam(Sunrise) : 06:15 AM
Suryastama(Sunset) : 06:05 PM
Chandrodayam(Moonrise) : 03:45 AM, Oct 04
Chandrastama(Moonset) : 04:28 PM
Tithi : Dwadashi upto 10:29 PM Trayodashi
Nakshatra : Magha upto 03:26 AM, Oct 04 Purva Phalguni
Yoga : Sadhya upto 04:18 PM Shubha
Karana : Kaulava upto 10:55 AM Taitila upto 10:29 PM Garaja
Paksha : Krishna Paksha
Weekday : Raviwara
Shaka Samvat : 1943 Plava
Chandramasa : Ashwina – Purnimanta Bhadrapada – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2078 Aananda
Gujarati Samvat : 2077 Paridhavi
Abhijit : 11:46 AM to 12:34 PM
Amrit Kalam : 01:03 AM, Oct 04 to 02:38 AM, Oct 04
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 04:36 PM to 06:05 PM
Yamaganda : 12:10 PM to 01:39 PM
Gulikai Kalam : 03:07 PM to 04:36 PM
Dur Muhurtam : 04:30 PM to 05:17 PM
Varjyam : 03:31 PM to 05:06 PM
Dwadashi Shraddh in Previous Years
In 2020, Dwadashi Shraddh Mahalaya date is September 14.
In 2019, Dwadashi Shraddh Mahalaya date is September 25.
In 2018, Dwadashi Shraddh Mahalaya date is October 6.
In 2017, Dwadashi Shraddh Mahalaya date is September 17.
In 2016, Dwadashi Shraddh Mahalaya date was September 27.