Pratipada Shraddh (Prathami Shraddha) is the first day of Pitru Paksha. In 2018, Pratipada Shraddh date is September 25.
Mahalaya Paksha begins on Krishna Paksha of Ashwin month in North Indian Hindi calendars and it is Pratipada in Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapada month as per Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu & Kannada calendars.
Pratipada Shraddh Tharpana Puja helps those who feel that marriages, puja, pitru rituals, festivals & other auspicious rituals are not happening properly in their family.
Shraddh Timings on 25 September 2018
Pratipada Shraddh 2018 – September 25; Shraddh Timings – 1.19 PM to 3.43 PM
Gaya, Kashi (Varanasi), Rameshwaram, Haridwar, Prayag Sangam (Allahabad) & Rishikesh are the popular places for Pitru Paksha Shraddh rituals.
It is to note that, Mahalaya Shraddh Paksha begins on 25 September and ends on 8 October with Mahalaya Amavasya or Sarva Pitru Amavasya.
Pratipada Shraddh in Previous Years
In 2017, Pratipada Shraddh date was September 6.
In 2016, Pratipada Shraddh date was September 17.