Mahalaya Pitru Paksha 2022 Shraddha Dates

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Pitrupaksha – A 16-day period during which Hindus pay respect to their ancestors (fathers), especially through food offerings. The period is known as Pitru Paksha, Pitru Pokko, Sola Shraddha (“Sixteen Shraddhas”), Kanagat, Jiti, Mahalaya Paksha, and Apara Paksha.

The Rituals done on these 16 days of the month in Bhadrapada masa are popularly known as Pitru Paksha Masa. And, The Shradda doing these days are called Pitrupaksha Shraddha. This is a form of respecting the ancestors. And, These days are considered as inauspicious for doing Shubha Karya (Good Things Like Marriage, Upanayana, Gruha Pravesha, Shanthi, and Others). These 16 days are completely dedicated to Shraddha Karma. Doing Nadi Snana (Holy River Bath), Kshetra Darshana, and Kshetra Sharadda will give good results in Pitru Dosha Nivarana. This Pitru Paksha begins from Bhadrapada Masa Pournima day means immediately after the Ganesha Navaratri festival. And, it will be ending on the Mahalaya Amavasya (New moon day of Bhadrapada Masa).

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Mahalaya Pitru Paksha 2022 Shraddha Dates

This Year Mahalaya Pitru Paksha Starts on 11 September 2022 and Ends on 25 September 2022. The best time for doing Shraddha and Tarpana to the Pitru devatha is Aparanna Kaala (11 AM to 01 PM).

Annadana or feeding the hungry is a central part of these 15 days of rituals. On these days, offerings are made to the departed, including those whose names or manner of death are unknown. On these days tarpana, shraddhas, and pinda don are performed daily according to the procedures under the guidance of a priest. These rites are to be performed every day of this fortnight.
However, it is the last day of Mahalaya Amavasya or Sarva Pitru Amavasya which means they are considered very important and sacred to perform. The performance of Putra Shraddha during Pitru Paksha is considered mandatory by Hindus to ensure that the soul of the ancestor goes to heaven.

In this context, the scripture Garuda Purana says- “A man without a son has no salvation”.[4] The scriptures argued that one of the houses of gods (devatas), ghosts (bhutas) and athiti, ancestors (pitrus).

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