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Mahalaya paksha tharpan

Mahalaya paksha tharpan

Mahalaya Paksha Shraddh (Pitru Paksha Shraddh) are the rituals dedicated to Pithru devatas or dead ancestors. In 2021, Mahalaya paksha starts on September 20 and ends on October 6 with Mahalaya Amavasya Tarpan.

Mahalaya Pitru paksha begins on the first day during Ashwin month as per North Indian calendar followed in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Delhi and Rajasthan.

But, as per the calendars followed in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka, Mahalaya Pitru Paksha Shraddh begins on the first day in second half of Bhadrapad maas.

As per North Indian calendars, Mahalaya Shraddh paksha ends on Mahalaya Amavasya or Ashwin Amavasya which falls on October 6 in 2021. As per the other calendars mentioned above, Mahalaya Pitru Shraddha Paksha ends on Mahalaya Amavasya which coincides with Bhadrapad Amavasya (October 6, 2021).

On the next day to Mahalaya Amavasya, Sharad Maha Navaratri or Durga Maha Navratri begins.

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During Pitru Paksha, each day is dedicated to different section of dead ancestors.. such as dead women, dead children, accidentally dead ancestors, etc.

Pitru Paksha 2021 dates in other countries

Pitru Paksha 2021 date in USA & Canada – September 20 to October 6

Pitru Paksha 2021 date in UK & Europe – September 20 to October 6

Pitru Paksha 2021 date in UAE & Gulf countries – September 20 to October 6

Pitru Paksha 2021 date in Singapore – September 20 to October 6

Pitru Paksha 2021 date in Malaysia – September 20 to October 6

Pitru Paksha 2021 date in South Africa & African countries – September 20 to October 6

Pitru Paksha 2021 date in Australia – September 20 to October 6

Pitru Paksha 2021 date in New Zealand – September 20 to October 6

Pitru Paksha 2021 date in Mauritius – September 20 to October 6

Pitru Paksha 2021 date in Maldives – September 20 to October 6

Here is the detailed calendar or schedule of Pitru Paksha 2021

Purnima Shraddh – September 20, Monday

Pratipada Shraddh – September 21, Tuesday

Dwitiya Shraddh – September 22, Wednesday

Tritiya Shraddh – September 23, Thursday

Chaturthi Shraddh – September 24 – Maha Bharani Shraddh, Friday

Panchami Shraddh – September 25, Saturday

Sashti Shraddh – September 26, Sunday

Saptami Shraddh – September 28, Tuesday

Ashtami Shraddh – September 29 – Madhvashtami or Arudrashtami, Wednesday

Navami Shraddh – September 30 – Avidhava Navami or Avidhva Navami (Matru Navami), Thursday

Dashami Shraddh – October 1, Friday

Ekadashi Shraddh – October 2 – Indira Ekadashi, Saturday

Dwadasi Shraddh – October 3 – Yateenam Mahalaya Shraddh or Yathi Dwadashi, Magha Shraddh, Sunday

Trayodasi Shraddh – October 4- Balbolaniteras, Monday

Chaturdashi Shraddh – October 5 – Shraddh Chaturdashi or Ghat Chaturdasi, Tuesday

Mahalaya Amavasya Shraddh 2021 – October 6, Wednesday

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19 Comments

  1. brinda says:

    Please tell me when shradh beginning in September 2015 and when do they end according to North Indian Calendar.

    • NAVEEN KUMAR SANAGALA says:

      Hi Brinda…

      In 2010, Pitru paksha shraddh will start on September 24 and end on October 7 with Mahalaya Amavasya Tarpan as per North Indian calendar (in fact as per any Hindu calendar in India).

  2. K.indra devi says:

    The above information is God sent. would like to know where in India I can do this Pitru paksha shraddh ceremoney. I am a female & I have been told that I have to do it yearly. so please advise.
    Thanking you in anticipation,
    Indra

  3. K Kannan says:

    My father’s annual shartham falls during the Mahalaya Paksha period.Can the Mahalaya Srarthem be done on the same day?
    Kannan

  4. Revati says:

    when is shaddh in year 2020 in hindu calendar

  5. Laghuvi says:

    mahalaya amavasya 2020 amavasya time i mean when amavasya starts and when it ends

  6. Visamaksh says:

    when is pitru paksha starting in september 2020

  7. Shreesh says:

    pitru paksha 2020 dates as per andhra calender

  8. Manhar says:

    prayers and ritual for mahalaya pitru paksha 2020

  9. Chandrakiran says:

    Pitru Paksha 2020 Mahalaya Paksha Shraddh dates 2020

  10. Aalap says:

    how to do the rituals of shradh during the 15 days

  11. Stotri says:

    when is the first day of shraddh 2020

  12. Lopamudra says:

    pindaan rituals to be done on pitru mavasya shrad

  13. Manjula Bt says:

    Dear Sir we want how to book the sarva pitru paksha pooja

  14. Manjula says:

    Dear Sir we want how to book the sarva pitru paksha pooja

  15. Sush says:

    hi,.. My mom expired on 15th August 2015 .. I m based out of India now, Acc to details I guess I shud follow the Awidhwa Navami on 6th October … Can u pls suggest how to do thus pooja at home in a simple way? Thnk u in advance. Tc