Shradh 2014 Dates – Mahalaya Pitri Paksha Calendar 2014

In Hinduism, Shradh is the rituals performed by relatives for the departed souls of dead ancestors, parents and relatives. Shradh Dates in 2014 as per Hindu calendar followed in India is from September 9 to September 24, 2014. Below are the Mahalaya Pitru Paksha and Shradh 2014 dates. Tarpan and Shradh are performed on all Amavasi or no moon days. But the most important period to perform Shradh is the Pitru Paksha period during the Krishna Paksha fortnight in Ashwin month (September – October). In some regions this period is the Bhadrapad Krishna Paksha.

Pitru Paksha Shraddh Dates in 2014

September 9, 2014 – Purnima Shradh
September 9, 2014 - Pratipada Shradh
September 10, 2014 – Dwitiya Shradh 
September 11– Tritiya Shradh
September 12 – Chaturthi Shradh
September 13 – Panchami Shradh
September 14 – Shasti Shradh
September 15 – Saptami Shradh
September 16, 2014 – Ashtami Shradh
September 17 – Navami Shradh
September 18 – Dasami Shradh
September 19 – Ekadashi Shradh
September 20 – Dwadashi Shradh
September 21, 2014 – Trayodashi Shradh
September 22, 2014 – Chaturdashi Shradh
September 23, 2014 – Mahalaya is observed after 9:45 AM in some regions
September 24, 2014 – Mahalaya Amavasi – Most important day of Shradh - On this day Shradh can be performed without looking date, tithi, nakshatra etc - it is known as Sarva Pitru Shradh.

Shradh and Tarpan are also performed on all Amavasi day in a year. You can find the Amavasi dates in 2014 in this earlier article – Amavas 2014 dates.

Apart from this Shradh is also performed on the birth star or nakshatra of the dead person and also on the tithi or rasi or nakshatra the person died.

Another popular date for performing Shradh is the Basant Panchami day in Magh month. In 2014, Basant Panchami is on February 4.