Pitru Paksha 2016 dates



Pitru Paksha 2016 based on Hindu calendar – India Standard Time. Pitru Paksha 2016 begins on September 17 and ends on September 30. In Hinduism, Pitru Paksha is the rituals performed by relatives for the departed souls of dead ancestors, parents and relatives. Below are the Mahalaya Pitru Paksha 2016 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 2016 dates
September 16, 2016 – Mahalya Pitru Paksha begins - Purnima Shradh
September 17, 2016 – Pratipada Shradh
September 18 – Dwitiya Shradh
September 19 – Tritiya Shradh
September 20 – Chaturthi Shradh
September 21 – Panchami Shradh
September 22 – Sashti Shradh
September 22, 2016 – Saptami Shradh
September 23, 2016 – Ashtami Shradh
September 24, 2016 – Navami Shradh - Avidhava Navami Shradh - For women who passed when there husbands were alive.
September 25, 2016 – Dasami Shradh
September 26, 2016 – Ekadashi Shradh
September 27, 2016 – Dwadashi Shradh
September 28, 2016 – Trayodashi Shradh
September 29, 2016 – Chaturdashi Shradh
September 30, 2016 – Mahalaya Amavasi – Most important day of Shradh

Note - Panchami and Sashti Shradh is marked on September 21, 2016 in calendars followed in western parts of India.

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