Pitru Paksh Shradh
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Pitru paksha 2020 start date is on Monday 20, Sept 2021 with the Poornima Thithi and Pitru paksha 2021 end date is on Thursday 06, Oct 2021 with Mahalaya Amavasya Thithi. [Perform the Shradh Pujas this Mahalaya Amavasya.]
You will find the different dates and Shradh Thithis mentioned below.
|Date||Week||Mahalaya Pitru Paksha Shradh2021 Thithi|
|21-Sep-2021||Tuesday||Pratipat / Padwa Shradh|
|22-Sep-2021||Wednesday||Dviteeya / Dooj Shradh|
|23-Sep-2021||Thursday||Tritiya Shradh /(Triteeya) Thithi /Teej Shradh|
|24-Sep-2021||Friday||Chaturthi / Chaturthee / Chauth Shradh|
|25-Sep-2021||Saturday||Panchami / Kumara Panchami/ Kunwara Panchamee Shradh|
|26-Sep-2021||Sunday||Shashthi Shradh / Chhath Shradh|
|28-Sep-2021||Tuesday||Saptami / Saptamee Shradh|
|29-Sep-2021||Wednesday||Ashtami / Ashtamee Shradh|
|30-Sep-2021||Thursday||Matra Navami Navami / Avidhava Navami / Naumi Shradh|
|02-Oct-2021||Saturday||Ekadashi /Yekadashi / Gyaras Shraddha|
|03-Oct-2021||Sunday||Dwadashi/ Yati Dwadashi /Baras Shraddha|
|04-Oct-2021||Monday||Trayodashi Teras Shraddha|
|05-Oct-2021||Tuesday||Chaturdashi / Ghat Chaturdashi Shraddha / Ghayal Chaturdashi Shradh
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Pitru Paksha Shradh 2021 in Teertha Kshetra:
Pitru paksha Shradh Pujas in Teertha Kshetra are typically performed on the banks of a river or tank or sea side on Mahalaya Amavasya day or specifically on the day of death of the ancestors.
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Gaya Kshetra is one of the popular Mukti Sthalas in India. Muktisthal of Gaya Vishnupad Kshetra on the banks of Phalgu River is the most sought after place for performing Ancestral rites, Shraddh Pujas, Pitru Paksha Shradh, Gaya Pind Daan, Shraddh kayra and may other Rituals. Devotees from all over visit Gaya Vishnupad Kshetra to perform these rites on the banks of Phalgu River.
When you perform Shraddh karya, Pind Daan at Gaya to your ancestors in Gaya Kshetra, Lord Vishnu showers benevolence for generations to come. One can perform rituals like Gaya Shraddha, Preta Shraddha, Gaya Pind Daan, Tripindi Shraddha, Mahalaya Amavasya Pitru Paksha Pujas pind daan at Gaya among many others seeking salvation.
Gaya Kshetra is well known for Shraddh rituals such as Pinda Pradhana, Pind Daan at Gaya and Masika / Varshika Tithis, Shraddh 2020, Gaya at daan performed on the banks of Phalgu River for the departed near and dear ones.
As mentioned in Vayu Purana, Lord Vishnu is said to have given salvation to Gayasura here and blessed him with a boon that his name will be mentioned as a proof of having performed rituals in Muktisthalas of Gaya to the departed. Also, as there is a Vishnupad at Gaya, one can perform ancestral rites at any time throughout the year at Gaya.
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Shanti Pujas at Gaya:
Kalasarpa Shanti, Navagraha Shanti, Akala Maran Shanti (Untimely death) are performed here. Presiding deity of Lord Vishnu is called Gadadhar and is known to give Mukti (salvation).
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Gokarna Kshetra is a beach-town in the confluence of rivers Gangavalli and Aghanashini in the Kumta taluk of Uttara Kannada district in Karnataka State. This also known as the Bhu-Kailasa, Southern Kashi and Rudrapada-Gaya of India. Gokarna has been a popular destination for performing Pujas and Homas and said to be very effective in nature. Lord Shiva consecrated by Lord Ganapati here was the Atmalinga given to the demon king Ravan and is popularly known as Mahabaleshwara. The main deity in Mahabaleshwar temple in Gokarna kshetra is Lord Shiva.
Gokarna is hence known as the southern Kashi of India and has been popular for Shraddha Pujas 2021 such as Shradh2021 Narayana bali Puja, Tripindi Shraddha, Thila Homa, Navagraha-purak-aghorastra-puja, Mrityunjaya Homam, Pind daan, Varshik Shraddh Mahalaya Amavasya, Pitru Paksha Shraddha at Gokarna and many more Pujas performed by local priest families since times immemorial.
It is widely believed that Pitru Paksha Shraddha (ancestral rites) performed at Gokarna gives mukthi to the departed soul and the best time to perform this is the Mahalaya Pitru Paksha. As Gokarna has the Rudrapada of Lord Shiva, all pujas, including the Shraddh Karmas can be performed throughout the year.
When you perform these rituals to your ancestors in Gokarna Rudrapada Kshetra, Lord Shiva (Rudra) showers benevolence for generations to come. One can perform rituals like Pind Daan, Tripindi Shraddha, Mahalaya Amavasya Pitru Paksha Shradh Pujas at Gokarna among many others seeking salvation to the departed near and dear ones.
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Rameswaram situated in Tamil Nadu State is also a popular Mukti Sthal for the Hindus performing ancestral rites (ceremonies) like VarshikSharddh (Barsi shradh), Masik Shraddhas, Mahalaya Amavasya Tarpanams or Mahalaya Pitru Paksha Shradh, Pind daan, Pitru Paksha Shradh at Rameswaram, Shraddh2020, Pitru-Tarpanam and many other Shradh karmas. Dhanushkodi at Rameshwaram is also a place where Asthi Visarjan (last rites) is performed.
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Rameswaram is a small island and one of the most important Teertha Kshetras in the Gulf of Mannar. It is connected to the mainland of Southern India by Pamban Bridge. Sri Adi Shankaracharya mentions Rameshwaram Kshetra as “Sethubandha” in his famous composition of Dwadasha Jyotirlinga Stotram. The Jyotirling in Rameswaram known as “Ramanathaswamy” or “Rameshwara” and one among the ‘Bada Char Dham Yatra’.
It is said in the Puranas that to get the full blessings and benefits of pilgrimage to Teertha Kshetra of Varanasi, one should tour Rameswaram Mukti Sthal Kshetra and take the holy dip in the confluence of the two seas of Mahodadhi and Ratnakara.
Pitru Paksha Shradh at Sethu Karai:
Many People perform Pitru Paksha Shradh at Sethu Karai also. Sethu Karai is a holy place in the region known as Vibheeshana Sharanagati Kshetra, relating to the incident of Lord Rama coming here in search of Sita and building the bridge to demon Ravan’s Swarnalanka. Lord Ram built a bridge from Sethu Karai near Rameswaram across the sea to Swarnalanka to rescue his consort Sita from the demon king Ravan. Goddess Parvati consecrated here is called Parvatavardhini. Gandhamadana Parvat in the island of Rameswaram is believed to be a portion of the medicinal mountain, Hanuman carried to Lanka to treat Lakshman who had fainted during the battle.
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Srirangapatna is an ancient Teertha Kshetra on River Kaveri located in Mandya district of Karnataka state. Sri Ranganatha Swamy is the presiding deity here and inspiration to many devotional songs. Srirangapatna Kshetra reached primacy during the period of Sri Ramanujacharya, the founder of Vishishtadvaita philosphy. Srirangapatna is one among the Triranga kshetras and known as Adiranga. Madhyaranga and Srirangam are the other two.
Srirangapatna is well known for Pitru Paksha Shraddh rituals such as Tripindi Shradh, Pinda Pradhana, Pind Daan and Masika / Varshika Tithis performed on the banks of river Kaveri for the departed near and dear ones.
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Triveni Sangam at Srirangapatna:
Sangam is the confluence of three rivers Kaveri, Lokapavani and Kabini near Srirangapatna. Many devotees visit the Sangam during Dakshinayan, commencing from Shravanmaas for performing ancestral worships, Pind Daan, Tripindi shraddh, Shradh Puja, Varshika Shradh, Pitru paksha shradh.
This region was known as Gautama Kshetra during Vedic age. It is stated in the Brahmanda Purana that, Lord Vishnu settled in this region as Lord Sri Ranganathaswamy to answer the prayers of Kaveri and Sage Gautama.
Asthi Visarjan at Srirangapatna
The confluence of three rivers at Srirangapatna, namely The holy Kaveri, the Kabini and Hemavathi is known as Triveni Sangam. Thousands of people come to Paschima Vahini all through the year for ‘Asti Visarjan’ or immersion of ashes of the dead. This is believed to give ‘Moksha’ or eternal life to the dead person. This is also the place where Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes was also immersed.
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Trimbakeshwar Kshetra or Trayambakeshwar in Nasik is a popular destination for Pitru Paksha Shraddh rituals such as Mahalaya Pitru Paksha Shradh, Pinda Pradaan, Shraddh2021, Pind Daan and Masika / Varshika Tithis, Tripindi Shraddh performed for the departed near and dear ones.
Trimbakeshwar is a very ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is among the Dwadash Jyotirlings in India. This temple is located about 28 km from Nashik (Nasik meaning nose) and about 117 km from Shirdi, in the State of Maharashtra.
Kushavarta, a pond in this temple is believed to be the origin for River Godavari. Sage Gautama used “darbha” (Kusha grass) to round up Ganga and hence the name. Simhastha Kumbhamela that takes place every once in 12 years is a ritual followed by millions of devotees. Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwar are represented by three separate lingams here. The temple is situated between three hills namely Brahmagiri, Nilagiri and Kalagiri.
Godavari River is the second largest river in India and originates from Trayambakeshwar. Maharshi Gautam prayed to Lord Shiva and brought Ganga to absolve himself of sins. Sage Gautama was tricked by a group of Brahmins who created a mythical cow. This mythical cow strayed into Sage Gautama’s fields. When Gautama Rishi tried to shoo her away, she died. As Ganga removed the sins of killing the cow (Gau Hatya), the river came to be called Godavari.
Trimbakeshwar Kshetra or Trayambakeshwar in Nasik is a popular destination for Shradh rituals such as Mahalaya Pitru Paksha Shradh at Trimbkeshwar, Pinda Pradaan, Pind Daan and Masika / Varshika Tithis, performed for the departed near and dear ones.
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Kanagat 2020 / Pitru Paksha 2021:
The ‘Sixteenday’ special period beginning from the Purnima or the day of Full Moon of Bhadrapadmaas is of a very high significance. This period is the time to remember the ancestors or forefathers, who have left for the heavenly abode. Mahalaya Pitru Paksha or Pakshamaas is in fact, the best time in the year to offer the obeisance to the Pitru’s, members of the family and the other relatives, who have passed away to the the other world. Pitrupaksha is the best season for repaying the debts of Pitru Run (Pitrurun in Samskrit). Kanagat 2021 or Pitru Paksha 2021 will be beginning with Poornima on September 20, 2021. Pitru Paksha 2021 culminates with Mahalaya Amavasya on Octoberr 06, 2021.
All about Pitru Paksha and Mahalaya Amavaasya:
The waning phase of the Moon during Hindu Bhaadrapada (Telugu/Kannada lunar) month, which falls around September, is called Mahalaya Paksha or Pitru Paksha. Mahalaya Amavaasya is also known as Sarva Pitru Amavasya or Sarva Pitra Amavasya or simply Pitru Amavasya.
A Paksha is of 15 days. Pitru Paksh is extremely important for the Hindu orthodox, as a fortnight of revering their ancestors and clearing their Karmic debts. Hindus perform Shraddha (Thithi) during this fortnight. Pitru Paksh/Mahalaya Paksh rituals are to be compulsorily done, as per the right procedures, by every Dharmik Hindu, annually.
Pitru Paksha Shraddha Puja based on Thithi:
The general practice is to perform Shraddha based on the Thithi of the day as, Pratipat Shradh for those who departed on Pratipat.
Shraddh Puja for those departed on each Thithi continues throughout the entire fortnight.
Kumara Panchami is a day reserved for those who departed unmarried apart from the others. A day is dedicated to women who died as Sumangalis. For these, Shraddh is performed on the ninth day of Pitru Paksha. This is known as Avidhava Navami.
Shradh pujas performed on 13th day (Trayodashi) are meant for children who died. Shraddha performed for those who suffered unnatural death on 14th lunar day is known as Ghata Chaturdashi.
Mahalaya Sarva-Pitru-Tarpans start with parents and extends to all relatives who have passed away. This is when all the ancestors, relatives and even friends are remembered and offered Shraddha Pooja.
Pitru Paksha Shraddh Puja 2021 Dates based on Thithi
Purnima Shraddha of Pitru Paksha 2021
Monday, 20 September 2021
Pitru Paksh Shraddha Puja for those who died on Purnima Thithi is done on Amavasya Shraddha Thithi and not on Bhadrapada Purnima. Usually, Pitru Paksha is observed from the next day of Purnima Shraddha.
Tuesday, 21 September 2021
Pratipada Shradh or Pratipat Shradh is performed for those deceased family members who have died on Pratipada Thithi. It is also known as Padwa Shraddha in the Northern India.
Pratipada Shraddha is also considered ideal to perform Shraddha for maternal grandfather and grandmother (known as Nana-Nani). If there is no person to perform Shraddha on the maternal side of the family, then performing Shradh on this Thithi is said to result in the blessings of maternal grandparents.
Even if death anniversary of maternal grandparents are not known, Shraddha may be done on this Thithi.
It is believed that performing this Shraddha brings happiness and prosperity at the home.
Wednesday, 22 September 2021
Dwitiya Shradh is performed for those deceased family members who died on Dwitiya Thithi. This is also known as Dooj Shraddha.
Thursday, 23 September 2021
Tritiya Shradh is performed for those deceased family members who died on Tritiya Thithi. It is also known as Teej Shraddha.
Friday, 24 September 2021
Chaturthi Shradh is performed for those deceased family members who died on Chaturthi Thithi. It is also known as Chauth Shraddha.
Saturday, 25 September 2021
Panchami Shradh is done for those deceased family members who died on Panchami Thithi. It is generally known as Kunwara Panchami. Performing Shraddha on this Thithi is significant for those deceased family members who may have died unmarried.
Sunday, 26 September 2021
Shashthi Shradh is done for those deceased family members who died on Shashthi Thithi. Shashthi Shraddha is also known as Chhath Shraddha.
Tuesday, 28 September 2021
Saptami Shradh is done for those deceased family members who died on Saptami Thithi.
Wednesday, 29 September 2021
Ashtami Shradh is done for those deceased family members who died on Ashtami Thithi.
Thursday, 30 September 2021
Navami Shradh is done for those deceased family members who died on Navami Thithi. Navami Shraddha Thithi has other names like Matra Navami and Avidhava Navami or simply Naumi Shraddh. This Thithi is considered the most suitable day to perform the mother’s Shraddha.
It is believed that doing Shraddha on this Navami Thithi appeases all deceased women members in the family.
Friday, 01 October 2021
Dashami Shradh is done for those deceased family members who died on Dashami Thithi.
Saturday, 02 October 2021
Ekadashi (Yekadashi) Shradh is done for those deceased family members who died on Ekadashi Thithi. Ekadashi Shraddha is also known as Gyaras Shraddha.
Sunday, 03 October 2021
Dwadashi Shradh is offered to those deceased family members who died on Dwadashi Thithi. This Thithi is also suitable to perform Shraddh for those who had taken renunciation (Sannyasam) before death. Dwadashi Shraddha is also known as Yati Dwadashi or Baras Shraddha.
Monday, 04 October 2021
Trayodashi Shradh is performed for those deceased family members who died on Trayodashi Thithi. This Thithi is considered right to perform Shraddha for children who have died. It is also known as Teras Shraddha.
Tuesday, 05 October 2021
Chaturdashi Shradh Thithi is observed for those deceased family members who may have been killed by weapon, died in an accident or suffered any unnatural death. For those who may have had a natural death on Chaturdashi, Pitru Paksha Shraddha is not done on this Thithi and is performed on Amavasya Shraddha Thithi.
Chaturdashi Shraddha is also known as Ghat Chaturdashi Shraddh or Ghayal Chaturdashi Shraddh.
Wednesday, 06 October 2021
Shraddha on Sarva Pitru Amavaasya or Pitri Amavas is performed to those deceased family members who died on Amavasya Thithi, Purnima Thithi, and Chaturdashi Thithi. If the death anniversary of ancestors is not known, then those Shraddha can be performed on this Thithi. That’s why Amavasya Shraddha is also known as Sarvapitra Amavasya/ Sarva Pitri Amavaasya/ Moksha Amavaasya/ Mahalaya Amavaasya.
Karna’s legend of performing Shraddh:
It is interesting to learn that the practice of Pitru Paksha got started by Karna of Maha Bharata. Karna reaches Svarga (the heaven) and is happy. When hungry, he asks the gods for food. He is offered jewellery and gold. When he asks them why this he is not given food, they tell him he did not perform any Shraddh and offer food to his ancestors. Karna says he was not aware who his ancestors were. Karna requests for some time grace to go back to earth and perform Shraddha, he is given fifteen days of grace period. This is the time period that coincides with Pitru Paksha ending in Mahalaya Amavasya. Many more references can be studied in the scriptures about the importance of Pitrupaksh.
In the Shradh performed year on year, the oblations are offered to gods Vasu, Rudra and Aditya through whom a portion goes to the ancestors of three generations; be it father(Pitru)-grandfather(Pitamah)-great grandfather(Prapitamah) or mother(Matru)-mother’s mother in law (Matahamahi)-mother in law’s mother in law (Prapitamahi).
In the Pitrupaksh, all other deceased relatives are also remembered and offered oblations. Even deceased friends are commemorated and offered Tharpanam. Even people who are not part of Gotram can offer oblations to their relatives, state the scriptures.
In certain cases, the actual dates of demise of their forefathers may not be known to the kartha. In such circumstances, rituals may be offered during the Pitru Paksha, thereby appeasing their souls and obtaining blessings.
Frequently Asked Questions on Pitru Paksha Shraddha Puja
What are Pitru Paksha Pujas?
Pitru Paksha as the name indicates, is the best time to offer our obeisance to ancestors, forefathers and departed relatives, friends and parents. Pitru (Samskrith: )s are our forefathers. Paksha is the duration of a fortnight. We can seek the benevolence and grace of Pitru Devathas, Matru Ganas, and gods by performing Shraddh Poojas during the Pitru Paksh.
What are Pitru Paksha Puja Dates?
Kanagat 2021 or Pitru Paksha 2021 will be beginning with Poornima on September 20, 2021. Pitru Paksha 2021 culminates with Mahalaya Amavasya on Octoberr 06, 2021.
What are Pitru Paksha Shradh Puja Vidhi?
Pitru Paksha Shradh Puja Vdhi varies according to the Hindu tradition being followed. Ashvalayana, Baudhayana, Apastamba are some of the Sutras followed to observe Pitrupaksh Shradh.
How is Pitru Paksha performed?
How Pitrupaksha Shradh puja is observed largely depends on the tradition followed. But the most universal rule is not to start any Shubhakarya like Bhumi Puja, Griha Pravesh, Marriage and many others during this period, as these days are meant for the departed souls. No marriages take place during these days and no new items are bought till this period is over. It is not considered auspicious to even get a hair-cut or cut the nails during the period of Pitru Paksha. It is advised not to eat non-vegetarian food during this period. Many families follow a Sattvik diet and even give up onion and garlic in their food.
Pitru Tarpan Vidhi:
On Pitru Paksha, the Karta performing the Shraaddha puja should wear a white dhoti after taking bath. It is advisable to get the puja done by a pandit, purohith or pujari, as he will know all the chants that are to be uttered during the ceremony.
What is the cost of Pitru Paksha Shradh Puja?
Cost of performing Piru Paksh Shradh Puja depends on factors like number of days the service may be required, number of participants, venue and the Samagri. You can call our Support team and discuss your need.
What can I donate during Pitru Paksha?
You can donate all the Satvik food materials that are part of the everyday life. Generally, Swayampaakam consisting of materials that are needed to cook for oneself is given away. Rice, wheat, barley, cereals, Jaggary, vegetables, pulses (dal), milk, curd, oils and many more. Perform the Sankalp or Sankalpam as directed by the Pandit/ Purohit and offer Daan as per tradition seeking his blessings.
Why should I perform Pitru Paksha Shradh?
Our body is the main instrument for the performance of all duties. As human beings, we procured our body from our parents. This makes us to stand in great debt (Run or Rina) on our parents, forefathers and ancestors. Hence, it is a duty to show our gratitude to our ancestors. This is the main intention behind Pitru Paksha Shradh or Pitru Karya.
The Garuda Purana is an authority with regard to Pitru Karma. It mentions the duty of children.
Pitru Paksha rites greatly relieve the Pitru Dosha sin. Pitru Dosha causes ill health, misfortunes & lack of peace of mind. Every Dharmic Hindu with deceased parent(s) must compulsorily perform the Pitru paksha rites and rituals.
Can a daughter perform Pitru Paksha Shraddha?
Sutras state that, daughters (Married or Unmarried) are not allowed to perform the rituals of Pitru Paksha Shraddha. It can be performed by husband, father, brother, son, grandson (son’s son as well as daughter’s son). In case, there are no male relatives to the dead, then the Pandits can perform the rituals.
How do I offer Tarpan or Tharpanam during Pitru paksha Shraddha?
Tarpan or Tharpanam for deceased ancestors’ souls it should be performed by facing the direction of South. It is performed by remembering the ancestors with their names. Then, with the chanting of mantras water, milk and black sesame seeds are offered as directed by the Pandit/ Poojari.
Where to Perform Pitru Paksha Shraddha?
Pitru Paksha Shraddha are typically performed on the banks of a river or tank or sea side on Amavasya day or specifically on the day of death of the ancestor(s). If you are unable to perform it in Teertha Kshetras, near seaside or the riverside, you can still perform them in the safety of your homes too. If you are having time limited issues in performing these rituals, Pureprayer can assist with Mahalaya Pitru Paksha Shradh by Pandits in absentia. On your behalf, our Pandits/ Purohits/Guruji/Bhattaji can perform the Shraddha Pujas.
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