Pitru Paksha 2012

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Pitru Paksha means 15 day ancestor period. Pitru Paksha is the auspicious 15 days for remembering those who have passed away. This is the very important and significant ritual in the Hindu culture.

Pirtu Paksha is auspicious period of 15 days which comes in the waning moon phase of the month of Ashwin (North India)/ Bhadrapada (South India). In 2012 Pitru Paksa falls between 30th September and  15th October. Pitru paksha strats with Pratipada shraddha on 30th September and ends with Sarvapitru Amavasya on 15th October.

Here is the complete schedule of Pitru paksha.

30th September 2012SundayPratipada Shraddha
01st October 2012MondayDwitiya Shraddha
02nd October 2012TuesdayTritiya Shraddha
04th October 2012ThursdayChaturthi Shraddha
05th October 2012FridayPanchami Shraddha
06th October 2012SaturdayShashthi Shraddha
07th October 2012SundaySaptami Shraddha
08th October 2012MondayAshtami Shraddha
09th October 2012TuesdayNavami Shraddha
10th October 2012WednesdayDashami Shraddha
11th October 2012ThursdayEkadashi Shraddha
12th October 2012 FridayDwadashi Shraddha
13th October 2012SaturdayTrayodashi Shraddha
14th October 2012SundayChaturdashi Shraddha
15th October 2012MondaySarvaPitru Amavasya

Antyesti ritual is performed to the body during cremation. Other Religious rituals performed on 3rd, 5th, and 10th/12th days and 12th month. Annual ritual is also performed called Shraddha. Also Pitru Paksha Shraddha is also performed on Pitru Paksha Days.

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