Saptami Shraddha is the seventh day of Pitru Paksha. In 2020, Saptami Shraddh date is September 9.
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, 9 September 2020
Saptami Shraddh 2020 – September 9; 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, 9 September 2020
प्रमादीचा नाम संवत्सर, शुद्ध आश्विन मॉस, कृष्ण पक्ष, सप्तमी तिथि, कृत्तिका नक्षत्र, हर्षण योग, बव करण |
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:15 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:32
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)23:07 Chandrastama (Moonset)11:57
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Saptami – 26:05*
Nakshatra Krittika – 11:15
Yoga Harshana – 18:17
Karana Bava – 26:05*
Purnimanta Month Ashwin
Amavasyanta Month Bhaadrupada
Shaka Samvatsara: Sharvari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Pramadicha
Rahu Kalam: 12:23 – 13:56
Gulika Kalam: 10:51 – 12:23
Yama Gandam: 07:47 – 09:19
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Simha
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Vrishabha
Amrita Kalam 08:34 – 10:22
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 28:51* – 30:37*
Durmuhurthams: 11:59 – 12:48
Saptami Shraddh in Previous Years
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.