Pitru Paksha 2022 | Mahalaya Paksha Shraddh, Shraddh Paksha

Mahalaya Paksha Shraddh (Pitru Paksha Shraddh) are the rituals dedicated to Pithru devatas or dead ancestors. In 2022, Mahalaya paksha starts on September 10 and ends on September 25 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, […]

Pitru Paksha 2019 | Mahalaya Paksha Shraddh 2019

Pitru Paksha Shraddh Mahalaya Paksha

Pitru Paksha (Mahalaya Paksha, Apara Paksha, Shraddh Paksha) is a fortnight dedicated to dead ancestors and forefathers. In 2019, Pitru Paksha starts on September 14 and ends with Mahalaya Amavasya on September 28. During Pitru Paksha, dead ancestors are offered special rites and rituals. Pitru Paksha Shraddh begins on Ashwin Krishna Pratipada or first day […]

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 […]

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 2020, Balabholaniteras date is September 15. Balabholaniteras is observed on the thirteenth day during Krishna Paksha in Bhadrapad month (Bhadrapad Krishna […]

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 […]

Bharani Mahalaya Shraddha: Maha Bharani Shraddh

Bharani Mahalaya Shraddha or Maha Bharani Shraddh is an important day to perform Pithru Paksha Shraddh rituals. In 2020, Bharani Mahalaya Shraddh date is September 7. 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 […]