Ghat Chaturdashi, Shraddh Chaturdasi is the 14th day Shraddh ritual performed during Pitru Paksha Shraddh. In 2017, Ghat Chaturdasi Shraddh date is September 18.
Ghat Chaturdasi is dedicated to the dead ancestors who had an accidental death. Tarpan pradhan or Pinda pradhan is the main ritual of the day. Brahmins are also offered food, clothes, and other dakshina.
Balbholaniteras or Kakbali, the ritual dedicated to dead children, is observed on the previous day of Shraddh Chaturdashi.
Shraddh Timings, 18 September 2017
Chaturdashi Shraddh 2017 – September 18 – Shraddh Chaturdashi or Ghat Chaturdasi; Shraddh Timings – 1.14 PM to 3.36 PM
The next day of Chaturdashi Shradh, Mahalaya Amavasya or Pitru Amavasya Shradh Tharpan is observed.