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Shradh 2017 Dates – Mahalaya Pitri Paksha Calendar 2017

In Hinduism, Shradh is the rituals performed by relatives for the departed souls of dead ancestors, parents and relatives. Shradh Dates in 2017 as per Hindu calendar followed in India is from September 6 to September 19, 2017. Below are the Mahalaya Pitru Paksha and Shradh 2017 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 2017

September 6, 2017 – Purnima Shradh
September 6, 2017 – Pratipada Shradh
September 7, 2017 – Dwitiya Shradh 
September 8 – Tritiya Shradh
September 9 – Chaturthi Shradh
September 10 – Panchami Shradh
September 11 – Shasti Shradh
September 12 – Saptami Shradh
September 13, 2017 – Ashtami Shradh
September 14– Navami Shradh
September 15 – Dasami Shradh
September 16– Ekadashi Shradh
September 17 – Dwadashi Shradh
September 17, 2017 – Trayodashi Shradh
September 18, 2017 – Chaturdashi Shradh
September 19, 2017 – 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 2017 in this earlier article – Amavas 2017 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 2017, Basant Panchami is on February 1.

Shradh is also performed on 12 Sankrantis in a year - Each occur during the middle of an English month.

Shradh is also performed during Lunar and Solar Eclipse - Chandra Grahan and Surya Grahan.

It is also performed by some communities during Yugadi and on starting of years in various calendars.

Apar from this Shradh is also performed the death date or nakshatra or Tithi.

In Tamil Nadu, Shradh is observed on Thai Amavasi and Aadi Amavasi.

In Kerala, the ritual is observed on Karkidaka Vavu Bali.