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 2020, Dwadashi Shraddh Mahalaya date is September 14.
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, 14 September 2020
Dwadasi Shraddh 2020 – September 14 – 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, 14 September 2020
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:16 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:27
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)27:40 Chandrastama (Moonset)16:27
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Dwadashi – 25:29*
Nakshatra Pushya – 15:52
Yoga Parigha – 13:52
Karana Taitila – 25:29*
Purnimanta Month Ashwin
Amavasyanta Month Bhaadrupada
Shaka Samvatsara: Sharvari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Pramadicha
Rahu Kalam: 07:48 – 09:19
Gulika Kalam: 13:53 – 15:24
Yama Gandam: 10:50 – 12:22
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Simha
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Karka
Amrita Kalam 09:39 – 11:12
Abhijit: 11:57 – 12:46
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 27:54* – 29:24*
Durmuhurthams: 15:12 – 16:01
Dwadashi Shraddh in Previous Years
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.