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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 2020, Mahalaya paksha starts on September 2 and ends on September 17 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 September 17 in 2020. As per the other calendars mentioned above, Mahalaya Pitru Shraddha Paksha ends on Mahalaya Amavasya which coincides with Bhadrapad Amavasya (September 17, 2020).

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

Get Pitru Paksha Shraddh Timings on Pitru Paksha days… 

For detailed Pitru Paksha Vidhi or procedure, you can read this article….

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 2020 dates in other countries

Pitru Paksha 2020 date in USA & Canada – September 2 to September 17

Pitru Paksha 2020 date in UK & Europe – September 2 to September 17

Pitru Paksha 2020 date in UAE & Gulf countries – September 2 to September 17

Pitru Paksha 2020 date in Singapore – September 2 to September 17

Pitru Paksha 2020 date in Malaysia – September 2 to September 17

Pitru Paksha 2020 date in South Africa & African countries – September 2 to September 17

Pitru Paksha 2020 date in Australia – September 2 to September 17

Pitru Paksha 2020 date in New Zealand – September 2 to September 17

Pitru Paksha 2020 date in Mauritius – September 2 to September 17

Pitru Paksha 2020 date in Maldives – September 2 to September 17

Here is the detailed calendar or schedule of Pitru Paksha 2020

Purnima Shraddh – September 1

Pratipada Shraddh – September 2

Dwitiya Shraddh – September 3

Tritiya Shraddh – September 5

Chaturthi Shraddh – September 6

Panchami Shraddh – September 7 – Maha Bharani Shraddh

Sashti Shraddh – September 8

Saptami Shraddh – September 9

Ashtami Shraddh – September 10 – Madhvashtami or Arudrashtami

Navami Shraddh – September 11 – Avidhava Navami or Avidhva Navami (Matru Navami)

Dashami Shraddh – September 12

Ekadashi Shraddh – September 13 – Indira Ekadashi

Dwadasi Shraddh – September 14 – Yateenam Mahalaya Shraddh or Yathi Dwadashi

Trayodasi Shraddh – September 15 – Balbolaniteras – Magha Shraddh

Chaturdashi Shraddh – September 16 – Shraddh Chaturdashi or Ghat Chaturdasi

Mahalaya Amavasya Shraddh 2020 – September 17

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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