Pitra Paksha is being observed from September 5-19. During these days, people offer shradh prayers or puja to their ancestors.
Pitra Paksha is being observed from September 5-19. During these days, people offer shradh prayers or puja to their ancestors. As per Jansatta report, Shradh is observed for 15 days starting from Krishna Paksha in the month of Ashwin as per Hindu calendar. On these many days, people offer pind daan to their dead ancestors. Apart from this, they also offer Brahmin bhoj, tarpan, and also offer something to the poor people. As per beliefs, it is required to make souls of dead happy during shradh to seek their blessings, report added. According to Jansatta, people should take the help of a priest for shradh. During the puja, people should also be careful not to make ancestors angry. Brahma Vaivarta Pura nans Manusmriti also suggest that only son or nephew can offer pind dan. If somebody had no son, then any male among his brothers, nephews or uncles can offer pind daan.
Shradh 2017: Pitru Paksha Calendar, as per astrosage. com
Purnima Shradh 2017 September 5 Tuesday
Pratipada Shradh 2017 September 6 Wednesday
Dwitiya Shradh 2017 September 7 Thursday
Tritiya Shradh 2017/Chaturthi Shradh 2017 September 8 Friday
Panchami Shradh 2017 September 9 Saturday
Shashthi Shradh 2017 September 10 Sunday
Saptami Shradh 2017 September 11 Monday
Ashtami Shradh 2017 September 12 Tuesday
Navami Shradh 2017 September 13 Wednesday
Dashami Shradh 2017 September 14 Thursday
Ekadashi Shradh 2017 September 15 Friday
Dwadashi Shradh 2017 September 16 Saturday
Trayodashi Shradh 2017 September 17 Sunday
Chaturdashi Shradh 2017 September 18 Monday
Sarva Pitru Amavasya Shradh 2017 September 19 Tuesday
Mahalaya Amavasya, which is considered the most important day of Shradh, can be performed without looking at date, tithi or nakshatra. It also is known as Sarva Pitru Shraddh. Falling on September 19, the time to perform Shradh is between 1:13 PM to 3:35 PM, says hindupad.com. Brahmin Santarpana is performed to dead ancestors on this day to make the stay in peace in their world.