Shradh Dates 2020, Pitru Paksha 2020 Dates

Shradh Dates 2020, Pitru Paksha 2020 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 2020 in India, it's from Purnima Shradh which is on 1st September 2020 and the Shradh is getting over on 17th September 2020 which is Sarva Pitru Amavasya Shradh. Sarva Pitru amavasya 2020 date is on 17th September 2020. All Shradh Dates 2020 are given below:

Shradh Name Shradh Date 2020 Shraadh Day
Purnima Shradh 1 September (Tuesday)
Pratipada Shradh 2 September (Wednesday)
Dwitiya Shradh 3 September (Thursday)
Tritiya Shradh 5 September (Saturday)
Maha Bharani, Chaturthi Shradh 6 September (Sunday)
Panchami Shradh 7 September (Monday)
Shashthi Shradh 8 September (Tuesday)
Saptami Shradh 9 September (Wednesday)
Ashtami Shraddha 10 September (Thursday)
Navami Shraadh 11 September (Friday)
Dashami Shraadh 12 September (Saturday)
Ekadashi Shraadh 13 September (Sunday)
Dwadashi Shraadh 14 September (Monday)
Trayodashi Shraddha 15 September (Tuesday)
Chaturdashi Shraddha 16 September (Wednesday)
Sarva Pitru Amavasya 17 September (Thursday)

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.

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