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Pitru Pandhravda

Pitru Pandhravda is observed during the Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapad month – fortnight of waning phase of moon – and is dedicated to the departed souls – dead parents and relatives in Maharashtra. Pitru Pandharwada 2023 date is from September 29 to October 14, 2023. This fortnight dedicated to the departed souls is known as Pitru Paksha and Mahalya fortnight.

No auspicious ceremony is held during the period. Hindus only eat vegetarian food during the period.

Shradh rituals are offered to dead ancestors and dead family members. The most important Shradh is observed on the Amavasya day (October 14, 2023). Other important Shradh dates include Avidhava Navami on October 7, 2023.

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