Mahalaya paksha 2016 | Pitru Paksha 2016 | Shraddha 2016 Dates

Mahalaya paksha 2016 | Pitru Paksha 2016 | Shraddha 2016 Dates

Mahalaya Paksha Dates 2016, Pitru paksha 2016 Dates, Pitru paksha Shraddha 2016, Shraddha Paksha in 2016, Pitr paksha, Pitri paksha, Kanagat, Jitiya

Paksha means fifteen day lunar period. Pitru means ancestors. Pitru paksha is the fifteen day lunar period dedicated to the ancestors. Pitru paksha is also known as Mahalaya paksha and Shraddha Paksha. During this period, people perform Shradha and tarpan rituals to their deceased ancestors.

Pitru (Mahalaya) paksha is observed during the dark fortnight in the month of bhadrapada in south Indian amavasyant calenders. In north Indian purnimant calenders it falls in the month of Ashwin.

Here is the list of Pitru Paksha Dates for the year 2016:

DateDayDescription
17th September 2016Saturday Pratipada Shraddha
18th September 2016Sunday Dwitiya Shraddha
19th September 2016Monday Chaturthi Shraddha, Tritiya Shraddha
20th September 2016Tuesday Panchami Shraddha
21st September 2016Wednesday Shashthi Shraddha
22nd September 2016Thursday Saptami Shraddha
23rd September 2016Friday Ashtami Shraddha
24th September 2016Saturday Navami Shraddha
25th September 2016Sunday Dashami Shraddha
26th September 2016Monday Ekadashi Shraddha
27th September 2016Tuesday Dwadashi Shraddha
28th September 2016Wednesday Trayodashi Shraddha
29th September 2016Thursday Chaturdashi Shraddha
30th September 2016Friday SarvaPitru Amavasya

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