Dwitiya Shraddha | Dooj Shraddha

Second Day of Pitrupaksha, Second Day of Mahalaya Paksha, Second Day of Shraddha, Dwitiya Shraddha, Dooj Shraddha, Vidiya Shradda

Dwitiya Shraddha falls on the Vidiya thithi of Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapada month or the second day of the waning phase of the moon in the month of Bhadrapada as per the lunar calendar. According to north Indian Purnimant Calenders, Dwitiya Shraddha falls in the month of Ashwin.

Dwitiya Shraddha or Dooja Shraddha is the second day of the fifteen day long Mahalaya Paksha of the Bhadrapada Month. The whole fifteen days are considered auspicious for offering Tarpans to the deceased.

People who have died on Vidiya Thithi as per the lunar calendar are offered Tarpan on Dwitiya Shraddha or Dooja Shraddha. Pinda Daan is also done and in the process of  Pinda Daan, Pindas are either immersed in the river or given as food to the cow.

Care should be taken that the whole process of Shraddha ritual should conclude in such a manner that lunch should happen at Aparhana  (after noon) time.

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