Pitru Paksha 2023, Shradh Dates in 2023

Shradh Dates 2023, Pitru Paksha 2023 Dates

Shradh Days or Pitru Paksha is a 16 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 2023 in India calendar, it's from Purnima Shradh which is on 29th September 2023, Friday and the Shradh is ending on 14th October 2023, Saturday which is Sarva Pitru Amavasya Shradh. Sarva Pitru amavasya 2023 date is on 14th October 2023. All Shradh Dates 2023 are given below:

Shradh NameShradh Date 2023Shraadh Day
Purnima Shradh29September(Friday)
Pratipada Shradh29September(Friday)
Dwitiya Shradh30September(Saturday)
Tritiya Shradh1October(Sunday)
Chaturthi Shradh2October(Monday)
Maha Bharani2October(Monday)
Panchami Shradh3October(Tuesday)
Shashthi Shradh4October(Wednesday)
Saptami Shradh5October(Thursday)
Ashtami Shraddha6October(Friday)
Navami Shraadh7October(Saturday)
Dashami Shraadh8October(Sunday)
Ekadashi Shraadh9October(Monday)
Magha Shraddha10October(Tuesday)
Dwadashi Shraadh11October(Wednesday)
Trayodashi Shraddha12October(Thursday)
Chaturdashi Shraddha13October(Friday)
Sarva Pitru Amavasya14October(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.

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