Madhyashtami 2014, Madhyashtami 2014 date, when is Madhyashtami in 2014?
Madhyashtami is the eighth day in Pitru Paksha. It falls on Ashtami tithi in Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapad month in Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu & Kannada Panchangams and in Ashwin month in North Indian Hindi calendars. In 2014, Madhyashtami date is September 16.
It is also known as Arudrashtami when it coincides with Arudra nakshatram. Apart from shraddh rituals to dead ancestors, Shiva Puja is also performed on this day.
The best places for Pitru tharpana shraddh are: Varanasi, Prayag sangam, Haridwar, Rishikesh & Rameswaram.
The ideal place for Madhyashtami as per Tamil beliefs is Noopura Ganga Theertham in Alagar Kovil near Madurai.