Saptami Shraddha is the seventh day of Pitru Paksha. In 2019, Saptami Shraddh date is September 21.
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, 21 September 2019
Saptami Shraddh 2019 – September 21; 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, 21 September 2019
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:18 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:21
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)23:20 Chandrastama (Moonset)12:12
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Saptami – 20:20
Nakshatra Rohini – 11:22
Yoga Siddhi – 21:58
Karana Bava – 20:20
Purnimanta Month Ashwin
Amavasyanta Month Bhaadrupada
Shaka Samvatsara: Vikari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Paridhavi
Rahu Kalam: 09:19 – 10:49
Gulika Kalam: 06:18 – 07:49
Yama Gandam: 13:50 – 15:20
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Kanya
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Vrishabha – 23:39:50
Amrita Kalam 26:50* – 28:27*
Abhijit: 11:55 – 12:44
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 17:04 – 18:41
Durmuhurthams: 07:06 – 07:55
Saptami Shraddh in Previous Years
In 2018, Saptami Shraddh date is October 1.
In 2017, Saptami Shraddh date is September 12.
In 2016, Saptami Shraddh date was September 22.