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Tuesday, 5 July 2011

PITRU PAKSHA (Mahalaya) | Pitra Paksha 2011 Dates | Pitra Paksha 2011 | Shradh-Tarpan

Pitr-Paksha 2011

The Hindu festival Pitr-Paksha 2011 starts on Monday 12 September and lasts a fortnight until Tuesday 27 September.
Hindu scriptures state that the mahalay shraddha may be performed everyday from the full moon day (pournima) till the new moon day (amavasya) of the month of Bhadrapad. However, if this is not possible then it is customary to perform the mahalay shraddha on the date (tithi) of this fortnight corresponding to that of one’s father’s death (if applicable).

Shradh Dates 2011
Shradh Date Day
Purnima 12 September Monday
Pratipad 13 September Tuesday
Second 14 September Wednesday
Third 15 September Thursday
Fourth 16 September Friday
Fifth 17 September Saturday
Sixth 18 September Sunday
Seventh 19 September Monday
Eighth 20 September Tuesday
Ninth 21 September Wednesday
Tenth 22 September Thursday
Ekadashi 23 September Friday
Dwadashi 24 September Saturday
Trayodashi 25 September Sunday
Chaturdashi 26 September Monday
Amawasya 27 September Tuesday
Sarva Pitra 27 September Tuesday

The religious works done during Shradh Paksha Bhadrapad Shukla Purnima to Ashwini Krishna Amavasya, gives salvation to the ancestors. It is also believed that the food reaches to our forefathers through Brahmans and birds. The person who's date of death is not confirmed, his Shradh is performed on Amavasya.

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