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 2023, Dwadashi Shraddh Mahalaya date is October 11.
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, 11 October 2023
Dwadasi Shraddh 2023 – October 11 – 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, 11 October 2023
Suryodayam(Sunrise) : 06:05 AM
Suryastama(Sunset) : 05:48 PM
Chandrodayam(Moonrise) : 03:53 AM, Oct 12
Chandrastama(Moonset) : 04:06 PM
Tithi : Dwadashi upto 05:37 PMTrayodashi
Nakshatra : Magha upto 08:45 AMPurva Phalguni
Karana : Taitila upto 05:37 PM, Garaja upto Full Night,
Yoga : Shubha upto 08:42 AM, Shukla,
Weekday : Budhawara,
Paksha : Krishna Paksha
Shaka Samvat : 1945 Shobhakrit
Chandramasa : Ashwina – Purnimanta Bhadrapada – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2080 Nala
Gujarati Samvat : 2079 Aananda
Abhijit : None
Amrit Kalam : 04:26 AM, Oct 12 to 06:14 AM, Oct 12
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 11:57 AM to 01:25 PM
Yamaganda : 07:33 AM to 09:01 AM
Gulikai Kalam : 10:29 AM to 11:57 AM
Dur Muhurtam : 11:33 AM to 12:20 PM
Varjyam : 05:42 PM to 07:29 PM
Dwadashi Shraddh in Previous Years
In 2022, Dwadashi Shraddh Mahalaya date is September 22.
In 2021, Dwadashi Shraddh Mahalaya date is October 3.
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.