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Shradh Dates 2019, Pitru Paksha 2019 Dates

Shradh Dates 2019, Pitru Paksha 2019 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 2019 in India, it's from Purnima Shradh which is on 13th September 2019 and the Shradh is getting over on 28th September 2019 which is Amavasya Shradh.  Pitru amavasya 2019 date is on 28th September 2019. All Shradh Dates 2019 are given below:

Shradh Name Shradh Date 2019 Shraadh Day
Purnima Shradh 13 September (Friday)
Pratipada Shradh 14 September (Saturday)
Dwitiya Shradh 15 September (Sunday)
Tritiya Shradh 17 September (Tuesday)
Maha Bharani, Chaturthi Shradh 18 September (Wednesday)
Panchami Shradh 19 September (Thursday)
Shashthi Shradh 20 September (Friday)
Saptami Shradh 21 September (Saturday)
Ashtami Shraddha 22 September (Sunday)
Navami Shraadh 23 September (Monday)
Dashami Shraadh 24 September (Tuesday)
Ekadashi Shraadh 25 September (Wednesday)
Dwadashi Shraadh 25 September (Wednesday)
Trayodashi Shraddha 26 September (Thursday)
Chaturdashi Shraddha 27 September (Friday)
Sarva Pitru Amavasya 28 September (Saturday)

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.