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 2019, Dwadashi Shraddh Mahalaya date is September 25.
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, 25 September 2019
Dwadasi Shraddh 2019 – September 25 – 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, 25 September 2019
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:19 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:17
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)27:20 Chandrastama (Moonset)15:58
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Ekadashi – 14:08
Nakshatra Pushya – 08:53
Yoga Shiva – 12:32
Karana Kaulava – 24:39*
Purnimanta Month Ashwin
Amavasyanta Month Bhaadrupada
Shaka Samvatsara: Vikari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Paridhavi
Rahu Kalam: 12:18 – 13:48
Gulika Kalam: 10:48 – 12:18
Yama Gandam: 07:49 – 09:19
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Kanya
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Karka
Amrita Kalam 29:13* – 30:40*
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 20:30 – 21:58
Durmuhurthams: 11:54 – 12:42
Dwadashi Shraddh in Previous Years
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.