Shradh Dates 2018, Pitru Paksha 2018 Dates

Shradh Dates 2018, Pitru Paksha 2018 Dates


Shradh Days or Pitru Paksha is a 15 lunar day’s period when Hindus pay homage to their ancestors, the persons who have died, through food offerings. As per South Indian Amavasyant calendar, Shraadh Days or Pitru Paksha falls in the lunar month of Bhadrapada beginning with the full moon day or day after full moon day. As per North Indian Purnimant calendar, Shradh Days or Pitru Paksha falls in the lunar month of Ashwin beginning with the full moon day in Bhadrapada or next day of full moon day.

It is just the difference of names for lunar months but both North Indians and South Indians perform Shraadh rituals on similar days. If you ask When is Shradh starting in 2018 in India, it's from Purnima Shradh which is on 24th September 2018 and the Shradh is getting over on 8th October 2018 which is Amavasya Shradh.  Pitru amavasya 2018 date is on 8th October 2018. All Shradh Dates 2018 are given below:


Shradh Name Shradh Date 2018 Shraadh Day
Purnima Shradh 24 September (Monday)
Pratipada Shradh 25 September (Tuesday)
Dwitiya Shradh 26 September (Wednesday)
Tritiya Shradh 27 September (Thursday)
Maha Bharani, Chaturthi Shradh 28 September (Friday)
Panchami Shradh 29 September (Saturday)
Shashthi Shradh 30 September (Sunday)
Saptami Shradh 1 October (Monday)
Ashtami Shraddha 2 October (Tuesday)
Navami Shraadh 3 October (Wednesday)
Dashami Shraadh 4 October (Thursday)
Ekadashi Shraadh 5 October (Friday)
Magha Shraadh, Dwadashi Shraadh 6 October (Saturday)
Trayodashi Shraddha, Chaturdashi Shraddha 7 October (Sunday)
Sarva Pitru Amavasya 8 October (Monday)

The last day of Shradh or Pitru Paksha is known as Sarvapitri Amavasya or Mahalaya amavasya. Mahalaya amavasya is the most important day of Pitru Paksha as it caters to every ancestor that one has who has been with him in his lifetime or those who had been there but died before the birth of the person who is doing Shradh for his ancestor.