Pitru Paksha 2023 | Mahalaya Paksha Shraddh, Shraddh Paksha

Mahalaya Paksha Shraddh (Pitru Paksha Shraddh) are the rituals dedicated to Pithru devatas or dead ancestors. In 2023, Mahalaya paksha starts on September 29 and ends on October 14 with Mahalaya Amavasya Tarpan. Mahalaya Pitru paksha begins on the first day during Ashwin month as per North Indian calendar followed in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, […]

Mahalaya Amavasya – Pitru Amavasya during Shraddh Paksha

Mahalaya Amavasya is observed on Amavasya during Ashwin month as per North Indian calendar followed in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttaranchal. Pitru Amavasya is the last day of Pitru Paksha, the fortnight dedicated to offer Shraddh rituals to dead ancestors. Mahalaya Amavasya is great significance to Hindus because on this […]

Pinda daan by a Japanese woman at Gaya

Hinduism and its rich culture are attracting many foreigners to observe the Pujas and rituals associated with Hinduism. Many religions don not believe in the concept of rebirth or restroring peace for departed souls. Hinduism firmly accepts the ritual of Pitru Shraddh and Pinda daan to dead ancestors. Foreigners visit Hindu temples and other tourism […]

Shraddh Chaturdashi – Ghat Chaturdashi Shraddh during Pitru Paksha

Ghat Chaturdashi is observed on fourteenth day during Pitru Paksha shraddh. Ghatchaturdasi or Shraddh Chaturdashi 2022 date is September 24. Ghat Chaturdashi shraddh is dedicated to the dead ancestors who had an accidental death. On this day, Pitru devatas are worshipped and Brahmins are fed and offered clothes and other dakshina. On the next day […]

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 […]