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Shradh paksh are special days for pitra poojan

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Shradh paksh are special days for pitra poojan

Shradh marks an important time for performing the ritual of Tarpan. Performing Tarpan in Shradh is a way of remembering, thanksgiving and honoring the ancestors for whatever they have given to the present generations. It is a way of telling them that they are still an important part of the family and they still reside in our memories. Period of Shradh is also known as Pitru Paksha. Pitru Dosha arises if one does not perform the rituals of Tarpan in Shraddh.

Every year, an important period of 16 days (Pitru Paksha or Shraadh) is dedicated to the ancestors or forefathers. Pitru Paksha is considered perfect for performing Tarpan rituals. It is believed that the rituals performed during Shraddh produces best results for pleasing the ancestors. Shradh occurs right before the Sharada Navaratri in autumn. Like every year, Shraddha will come again in 2015 with a great significance for our ancestors and for us.

Shradh or Tarpan ritual is also performed on the death anniversary of the departed family member. Different Tarpan rituals are performed for different departed members of the family or a particular day from Shraddha during Pitru Paksha is dedicated to that departed member. His or her favorite food items and clothes are offered to Brahmins or Pandits. Brahmins consume the food items and except the offerings and it is believed that finally they reached to our ancestors or forefathers.

Shradh 2015 October Dates Day

Purnima 28 Monday
Ptratipada 28 Monday
Dwitiya 29 Tuesday
Tritiya 30 Wednesday
Chaturthi 01 Thursday
Panchami 02 Friday
Sashthi 03 Saturday
Saptami 04 Sunday
Ashtami 05 Monday
Navami 06 Tuesday
Dashami 07 Wednesday
Ekadashi 08 Thursday
Dwadashi 09 Friday
Trayodashi 10 Saturday
Chaturdashi 11 Sunday
Sarv Pitru Amavasya 12 Monday

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