Ekadashi shraddha is the eleventh day of Pitru Paksha. Also known as Indira Ekadasi, this Pitru Paksha Ekadashi falls in Krishna Paksha of Ashwin month in North Indian Hindi calendars and in Bhadrapad month as per Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu & Kannada Panchangams.
In 2017, Ekadashi Shraddh date is September 16.
Apart from Shraddh tharpan rituals, Vishnu Puja is also performed on this day for Vishnu loka prapthi for dead ancestors.
One needs to perform Shraddh rituals to those who had passed away untimely.
Shraddh Timings, 16 September 2017
Ekadashi Shraddh 2017 – September 16; Shraddh Timings – 1.15 PM to 3.38 PM
Apart from Kashi, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Prayag Sangam, Rameswaram and Gaya, Amma Mandapam near Srirangam, Mohanur, Musiri and Thiruvidaimarudur are the best places for Eakdashi shraddha as per Tamil beliefs.
In 2016, Ekadashi Shraddh date was September 26.