Places to do Pitru Paksha Shraddh | Where to perform Mahalaya Shraddh rituals

Pitru Paksha or Mahalaya Paksha is an auspicious fortnight dedicated to perform pitru shraddh rituals. This article explains you – where to do pitru paksha shraddh or the list of places to perform Mahalaya paksha shraddh pinda daan. In India, there are 1008 sacred spots to perform these rituals. The important places in the list […]

Trayodashi Shraddha 2017 | 13th day of Pitru Paksha

Trayodashi Shraddha is the thirteenth day of Pitru Paksha. It is also known as Kakbali or Balabholaniteras as the dead children are offered Shraddh rituals and the food is offered to crows. In 2017, Trayodashi Shraddh date is September 17. It is also dedicated to those who have died in accidents, natural disasters or sudden death. As […]

Ekadashi Shraddh 2017 | Indira Ekadasi during Pitru Paksha

Ekadashi shraddha is the eleventh day of Pitru Paksha. Also known as Indira Ekadasi, this Pitru Paksha Ekadashi falls in Krishna Paksha of Ashwin month in North Indian Hindi calendars and in Bhadrapad month as per Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu & Kannada Panchangams. In 2017, Ekadashi Shraddh date is September 16. Apart from Shraddh tharpan rituals, […]

Sumangali Shraddh | Soubhagyavati Shraddh

Sumangali Shraddh, Soubhagyavati Shraddh, is a ritual during which Pinda Pradhanam or tharpanam is offered for Avidhva (Sumangali / Soubhagyavati) women who died while her husband was alive. In 2017, Sumangali Shraddh date is September 14. Sumangali Shraddh is observed on Navami in Pitru Paksha. It falls on 9th day in dark fortnight of Ashwin […]

Pitru Paksha 2017 Time | Shraddh Timings

Auspicious Time for Pitru Paksha 2017 Shraddh (Mahalaya Paksha) is given here all Pitru Paksha tithis. In 2017, Pitru Paksha begins onPitru Paksha starts on September 6 and ends with Mahalaya Amavasya on September 20. Auspicious Timings for Pitru Paksha Shraddha Tharpan.. Kutup Muhurat, Rohina Muhurat and Aparahana Kaal are the auspicious time for Pitru paksha […]

Simple procedure of Pitru Paksha | Vidhi of Shraddha Tarpana

Pitru Paksha Shraddh Mahalaya Paksha

Simple procedure of Pitru Paksha, Vidhi of Shraddha Tarpana, how Shraddha is performed in Pitru Paksha / Mahalaya Paksha? The word Pitru Paksha is closely associated with Hindu mythology and many beliefs are attached to it. The word is derived from Sanskrit which means Pitr (Ancestors) Paksh (phase of the moon). This ritual is carried […]

Travelling during Pitru Paksha.. Can I travel during Mahalaya Paksha?

Travelling during Pitru Paksha.. Can I travel during Mahalaya Paksha? If this is your doubt regarding the travel during Pitru Paksha.. then read on this post… Travelling during Pitru Paksha is not avoided. No need of postponement of journey during Pitru Paksha or Mahalaya Paksha. But, should choose good muhurat to go abroad and to […]

Pitru Paksha rituals at Rafaleshwar Mahadev Temple

Pitru Paksha is one of the famous rituals observed largely at Morbi Rafaleshwar Mahadev Temple in Gujarat. In 2017, Pitru Paksha begins on September 6 and ends on September 20 with Mahalaya Amavasya. Rafaleshwar Mahadev Temple near Morbi of Gujarat is one of the famous Shiva Temples in Western India. This temple was built by Maharaja Lukdhirji […]

Pitru Paksha 2017 | Mahalaya Paksha Shraddh 2017

Pitru Paksha Shraddh Mahalaya Paksha

Pitru Paksha (Mahalaya Paksha, Apara Paksha, Shraddh Paksha) is a fortnight dedicated to dead ancestors and forefathers. In 2017, Pitru Paksha starts on September 6 and ends with Mahalaya Amavasya on September 20. During Pitru Paksha, dead ancestors are offered special rites and rituals. Pitru Paksha Shraddh begins on Ashwin Krishna Pratipada or first day of Ashwin […]

Yathi Mahalaya 2017 | Sanyasi Shraddh

Yathi Mahalaya, Sanyasi Shraddh, Yateenam Mahalayam, Yathi Dwadashi Shraddh falls on Dwadashi Shraddh. In 2017, Yathi Mahalaya date is September 17. It is an auspicious day to offer Shraddh rituals to Yathis (Saints, Sadhus, Sanyasis, Rishis, etc). The holy people those who involved in writing, compiling, and structuring of Hindu scriptures are offered tharpan, pinda daan and […]

Balabholaniteras 2016 (Kakbali): Shraddh to dead children

Balabholaniteras (Kakbali) is an auspicious day to perform shraddh rituals to dead children. In 2016, Balabholaniteras date is September 28. It falls on thirteenth day of Pitru Paksha (Trayodasi Shraddh Mahalaya). It is performed all over India but the particular term ‘Balabholaniteras’ is well known in Gujarat. Balabholaniteras falls on the 13th day of Krishna Paksha […]

Navami Shraddh 2017 | 9th day of Mahalaya Paksha

Avidhva Navmi or Navami Shraddh is the ninth day of Pitru Paksha or Mahalaya Fortnight, a fortnight dedicated to dead ancestors. In 2017, Navami Shraddh date is September 14. Durga Puja is also observed on this day in many places of India. On this day Sumangali women who were passed away before their husband are […]

Ashtami Shraddha 2017 | 8th day in Pitru Paksha

Ashtami Shraddha is the eighth day in Pitru Paksha. It falls on Ashtami tithi in Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapad month in Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu & Kannada Panchangams and in Ashwin month in North Indian Hindi calendars. In 2017, Ashtami Shraddha date is September September 13. It is also known as Arudrashtami when it coincides with […]

Saptami Shraddha 2017 | 7th day of Mahalaya Paksha

Saptami Shraddha is the seventh day of Pitru Paksha. In 2017, Saptami Shraddh date is September 12. 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 […]

Arudrashtami 2016 (Arudra Nakshatra Ashtami in Pitru Paksha)

Arudrashtami (Madhvashtami, Madhyashtami) is observed during Arudra nakshatra day which falls on Ashtami in Bhadrapad month (Ashwin month in North Indian calendars) and mostly in Pitru Paksha. In 2016, Arudrashtami date is September 23. Lord Shiva is worshipped on this day. Those who are born on Arudra nakshatra and suffering from Graha peeda should perform […]

Madhyashtami 2016

Madhyashtami falls on Ashtami during Pitru Paksha Shraddh. It falls on eighth day in Krishna Paksha of Ashwin month as per North Indian Hindi calendars. In 2016, Madhyashtami date is September 23. As per Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada and Telugu calendar, Madhyashtami coincides with Krishna Paksha Ashtami of Bhadrapada Month. On Madhyashtami, Ashtami Shraddh is performed. […]

Sashti Shraddha 2017 | Sixth day of Solah Shraddh

Sashti Shraddha is the sixth day of Solah Shraddh, 16 days of Pitru Paksha. In 2017, Solah, Shashti Shraddh date is September 11. It falls on 6th day in Krishna Paksha of Ashwin mahina of North Indian Hindi Panchangams and Bhadrapada month in Telugu, Kannada, Marathi & Gujarati panchangams. Sashti Shraddha is a highly meritorious […]

Panchami Shraddha 2017 | Fifth day of Shraddha Paksha

Panchami Shraddha is the fifth day of Pitru Paksha Shrradh (Mahalaya). In 2017, Panchami Shraddh date is September 10. Panchami Shraddh falls on 5th day in Krishna Paksha of Ashwin month in North Indian Hindi calendars and in Bhadrapad month as per Telugu, Kannada, Marathi & Gujarati calendars. Panchami Shraddh is helpful for those who […]

Bharani Mahalaya Shraddh 2017 during Pitru Paksha

Bharani Mahalaya Shraddh, Maha Bharani Shraddh is an important Shraddh during Pitru Paksha. In 2017, Bharani Mahalaya Shraddh date is September 10. In 2017, this is Panchami Shraddh. It is the day on which Bharani nakshatram or Bharani asterism falls during Pitru paksha. Bharani Mahalaya Shradh, Hindus offer oblations or pinda daan to dead ancestors. […]

Chaturthi Shraddha 2017 | Fourth day of Pithru Paksham

Chaturthi Shraddha is the fourth day of Pithru Paksham or Mahalayam Paksham. In 2017, Chaturthi Shraddh date is September 9. It falls on Chaturthi of Krishna Paksha in Bhadrapada month as per Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada & Telugu calendars and in Ashwin month in North Indian Hindi Panchangam. Shraddh Timings, 9 September 2017 Chaturthi Shraddh 2017 – […]