According to religious doctrine, Dates for performing Sraddha during Pitru Paksha in 2023 (September 29 2023 – October 14 2023) always starts on the full moon day of the Bhadrapad month and lasts until the Amavasya of the Krishna Paksha of the Ashwin month, according to Pandit Rajendra Shastri.
It has great significance in Hindu traditions. The purpose of the holiday is to remember and pray for the peace of our ancestors. It is common to carry out Pind Daan and Sraddha ceremonies on this day.
According to religious doctrine, Pitru Paksha always starts on the full moon day of the Bhadrapad month and lasts until the Amavasya of the Krishna Paksha of the Ashwin month, according to Pandit Rajendra Shastri. 2023’s Pitru Paksha will begin on Friday, September 29th, and end on Sunday, October 14th.
Pitru Paksha’s significance:
Pitru Paksha is significant because it is thought that during this season our ancestors’ spirits travel from the afterlife to the terrestrial plane. As a result, it is lucky to conduct Shraddha and offer Pind Daan during Pitru Paksha. These ceremonies are thought to be ways for people to bless their ancestors and bring happiness to them.
It is deemed lucky to do Shraddha on particular dates based on lunar days of Pitru Paksha. Additionally, giving alms and providing food to Brahmins are regarded as virtues during this time.
Here are the dates for performing Sraddha during Pitru Paksha in 2023 (September 29 2023 – October 14 2023)
|September 29 2023||Purnima Sraddha|
|September 30 2023||Pratipada and Dwitiya Sraddha|
|October 1 2023||Tritiya Sraddha|
|October 2 2023||Chaturthi Sraddha|
|October 3 2023||Panchami Sraddha|
|October 4 2023||Shashthi Sraddha|
|October 5 2023||Saptami Sraddha|
|October 6 2023||Ashtami Sraddha|
|October 7 2023||Navami Sraddha|
|October 8 2023||Dashami Sraddha|
|October 9 2023||Ekadashi Sraddha|
|October 10 2023||Magha Sraddha|
|October 11 2023||Dwadashi Sraddha|
|October 12 2023||Trayodashi Sraddha|
|October 13 2023||Chaturdashi Sraddha|
|October 14 2023||Sarva Pitru Amavasya Sraddha|
During these dates, people perform rituals to pay their respects to their ancestors and seek their blessings for peace and prosperity.
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