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Mahalaya Amavasya is the most important day of Mahalaya Paksha, the fortnight in which hindus offer Shraddh ancestors. Mahalaya Amavasya is the New moon day in Dark fortnight of hindu lunar month of Bhadrapada. This falls on Ashwin month as per North Indian Hindu calendar. In 2013, Mahalaya Amavasya is on Friday, 4th October.
On Mahalaya Amavasya day, Tarpana and Pinda daan are performed to the ancestors. People belive that, ancestors, visit the earth on this day. If someone unable to perform shradh on death anniversary or on respective tithi on mahalaya paksha, Their Shardh can be performed on Mahalaya Amavasya Day.