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, […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 – […]

Tritiya Shraddha 2017 | Third day of Pitru Paksha Shraddh

Tritiya Shraddha or Thadiya Shraddham is the third day of Pitru Paksha or Mahalaya Paksha Shraddha karma rituals. In 2017, Tritiya Shraddha date is September 8. It falls in third day of Krishna Paksha in Bhadrapad month as per Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu & Kannada calendars and in Ashwin month as per North Indian Hindi calendars. […]

Dwitiya Shraddh 2017 | Second day of Pitr Paksha

Dwitiya Shraddh is the second day of Pitr Paksha. In 2017, Dwitiya Shraddh date is September 7. Those who observe this Shraddh will be blessed with long life and would lead their remaining life without any sort of diseases. It falls on Krishna Paksha Dwitiya in Bhadrapad month as per Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu & Kannada […]

Pitru Paksha 2016, Mahalaya Paksha Shraddh, Shraddh Paksha

Mahalaya Paksha Shraddh (Pitru Paksha Shraddh) are the rituals dedicated to Pithru devatas or dead ancestors. In 2016, Mahalaya paksha starts on September 17 and ends on September 30 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, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, […]

Matamaha Shraddha, Dauhitra Shraddha: Shraddha rituals to Maternal Grandfather

Matamaha Shraddh or Dauhitra Shraddh is observed on the day after Mahalaya Amavasya. In 2015, Matamaha Shraddha date is October 13. It falls on the first day (Padyami – Pratipada) during the bright fortnight of Ashwin month. It is a shraddh ritual offered to maternal grandfather by the grandson. Dauhitra is performed in Maharashtra, Gujarat and […]

Pitru Paksha story, Mahalaya Paksha Legend – 14 days Shraddh paksha katha of Karna

Pitru Paksha or Mahalaya Paksha, also known as Shraddh Paksha, is a fortnight dedicated to pay homage to dead ancestors. The Mahabharata has the reference story of Pitru Paksha related to King Karna and its importance. Usually, 14 days of Pitru paksha are observed in Ashwin month as per North Indian Hindi calendars whereas in […]

Dasami Shraddh rituals

Dasami Shraddha is the tenth day of Pitru Paksha Shraddh rituals. It falls on Dashami day in Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapad month in Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu & Kannada Panchangams and in Ashwin month in Hindi calendars. In 2015, Dasami Shraddh date is October 7. Vishnu Puja is also observed on this day apart from Shraddh […]

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 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 & […]

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 […]

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 […]