Saptami Shraddha is the seventh day of Pitru Paksha. In 2021, Saptami Shraddh date is September 28.
It falls on Saptami in Krishna Paksha of Ashwin month in North India and in Bhadrapad month in Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada & Telugu calendars.
Apart from Pitru Tharpan rituals Saptamatrika or seven divine mothers in Hinduism are also worshipped on this day.
Saptami is really helpful for those who are in the field of performing arts such as acting, dancing, cultural art forms, etc. Donating yellow colored clothes on Shraddha Saptami is highly auspicious.
Shraddh Timings, 28 September 2021
Saptami Shraddh 2021 – September 28; Shraddh Timings – 1.17 PM to 3.42 PM
Kashi (Varanasi), Prayag, Haridwar, Rishikesh and Rameswaram are the best places to perform shraddh rituals.
As per Tamil beliefs, Pitru Moksha Shiva Temple in Kuruvi Rameswaram near Thiruvarur is the best place to observe Saptami Shraddh rituals.
Panchang, 28 September 2021
Suryodayam(Sunrise) : 06:12 AM
Suryastama(Sunset) : 06:11 PM
Chandrodayam(Moonrise) : 10:57 PM
Chandrastama(Moonset) : 12:38 PM
Tithi : Saptami upto 06:16 PM Ashtami
Nakshatra : Mrigashirsha upto 08:44 PM Ardra
Yoga : Vyatipata upto 05:51 PM Varigha
Karana : Bava upto 06:16 PM Balava upto Full Night
Paksha : Krishna Paksha
Weekday : Mangalawara
Shaka Samvat : 1943 Plava
Chandramasa : Ashwina – Purnimanta Bhadrapada – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2078 Aananda
Gujarati Samvat : 2077 Paridhavi
Abhijit : 11:48 AM to 12:35 PM
Amrit Kalam : 10:49 AM to 12:38 PM
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 03:11 PM to 04:41 PM
Yamaganda : 09:12 AM to 10:42 AM
Gulikai Kalam : 12:11 PM to 01:41 PM
Dur Muhurtam : 08:36 AM to 09:24 AM 10:59 PM to 11:48 PM
Varjyam : 06:05 AM, Sep 29 to 07:52 AM, Sep 29
Saptami Shraddh in Previous Years
In 2020, Saptami Shraddh date is September 9.
In 2019, Saptami Shraddh date is September 21.
In 2018, Saptami Shraddh date is October 1.
In 2017, Saptami Shraddh date is September 12.
In 2016, Saptami Shraddh date was September 22.