Pitru Paksha, 30 September 2012

Today, 30 September 2012, Pitru Paksha begins with Purnima Shraddh & Pratipada Shraddh. Pitru Paksha or Shraddh Paksha is a fortnight dedicated to dead ancestors. Pitru Paksha is observed from Krishna Paksha Pratipada to Amavasya in Ashwin month as per North Indian Hindi calendars and it coincides with Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapad month in Gujarati, […]

Pitru Paksha Shraddh October 2012

Pitru Paksha is a paksha (fortnight) dedicated to dead ancestors as per Hindu Scriptures. Pitru Devatas are also considered as Gods in Hinduism, a fortnight is dedicated for them to offer tribute by their children and grand children. In 2012, Pitru Paksha Shraddh begins on September 30 with Pratipada Shraddh and ends on October 15 […]

Chaturdasi Shraddh, Ghat Chaturdasi, Shastradi Hath Pitru Shraddh

Ghat Chaturdashi Shraddh is the fourteenth day of Pitru Paksha. It falls in Krishna Paksha of Ashwin month as per Hindi calendars and in Bhadrapad month as per Telugu, Kannada, Marathi and Gujarati Panchangams. In 2016, Ghat Chaturdashi Shraddh date is September 29. Ancestors who had died due to accidents and natural disasters are offered […]

Trayodasi Shraddha, Kakbali, Balabholaniteras: Shraddh rituals to Children

Trayodasi 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 2015, Trayodashi Shraddh date is October 10. It is also dedicated to those who have died in accidents, natural disasters or sudden […]

Balabholaniteras, Kakbali in Gujarat: Shraddh rituals to dead children

Balabholaniteras, also known as Kakbali, is the Shraddh ritual offered to dead children during Pitru Shraddh Paksha. It is observed all over India, but in Gujarat this Shraddh karma is called as Balabholaniteras. In 2019, Balabholaniteras date is September 26. Balabholaniteras is observed on the thirteenth day during Krishna Paksha in Bhadrapad month (Bhadrapad Krishna […]

Pitru Paksha 2011 begins Today, 13 September 2011, Shraddh Paksha

Pitru Paksha 2011 begins today, 13 September 2011, with Pratipada Shraddh. Pitru Paksha or Shraddh Paksha is a fortnight dedicated to dead ancestors. It is observed from Krishna Paksha Pratipada to Amavasya in Ashwin month as per North Indian Hindi calendars and it coincides with Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapad month in Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu & […]

Pratipada Shraddh, First day of Pitru Paksha

Pratipada Shraddh (Prathami Shraddha) is the first day of Pitru Paksha. In 2015, Pratipada Shraddh date is September 28. 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 […]

Mahalaya Paksha 2011 begins – Ashvin Mahina 2011 begins in North India

Mahalaya Paksha or Pitru Paksha is a fortnight dedicated to dead ancestors. Mahalaya paksha 2011 begins on 13th September 2011. It is the first day of Hindi Ashvin mahina as per North Indian calendars. Pitru Pinda daan or ritualistic rites to dead ancestors is the main ritual of Pitru Paksha. Gaya, Prayag, Varanasi, Rameswaram, Haridwar, Gangotri, […]

Yateenam Mahalaya: Yati Dwadashi Shraddh

Yateenam Mahalaya or Yati Dwadashi Shraddh is observed on Bhadrapada bahula Dwadashi, the twelfth day during Mahalaya Shraddh Paksha. In 2013, Yateenam Shraddh date is October 1. Yatis, also spelt as Yetis, are the legendary people who prepared scriptures, Puranas, Upanishads and provided the knowledge package for us. Yati is also a synonym for Rishi […]

Bharani Mahalaya Shraddha: Maha Bharani Shraddh

Bharani Mahalaya Shraddha or Maha Bharani Shraddh is an important day to perform Pithru Paksha Shraddh rituals. In 2015, Bharani Mahalaya Shraddh date is September 30. Bharani Mahalaya (Maha Bharani, Bharani Panchami) is observed on the fourth day (Chaturthi) or the fifth day (Panchami) during Mahalaya paksha. In 2013, Maha Bharani falls on Chaturthi in […]

Mahalaya Shraddh Paksha, Pitru Paksha Shraddh

Mahalaya Shraddh Paksha or Pitru Paksha Shraddh is the fortnight dedicated to Shraddh rituals to Pitru devatas or dead ancestors. Mahalaya Paksha 2014 starts on September 9 and ends on September 24 with Mahalaya Amavasya. Pitru Paksha or Shraddh Paksha begins on the first day of Ashwin month and ends on the fifteenth day of the Ashwin […]