Tritiya Shraddha

Third Day of Pitrupaksha, Third Day of Mahalaya Paksha, Third Day of Shraddha, Tritiya Shraddha, Tadiya Shradda

The Tadiya or Tritiya Thithi of the Krishna Paksha of the Bhadrapada Month or the third day of the waning moon phase of the month of Bhadrapada as per the lunar calendar is observed as Tritiya Shraddha. According to north Indian Purnimant Calenders, Tritiya Shraddha falls in the month of Ashwin.

Tritiya Shraddha is the third day of the fifteen day long Mahalya Paksha. Shraddha for people who have died on the Tadiya Thiti of both Krishna and Sukla Paksha is performed on Tritiya Shraddha. Tarpans are offered to the deceased and Pind Daan is done as the process of Shraddha. Pindas are given as food to the cow or immersed in the river.

The process of Shraddha should be done in such a way that the lunch should happen on the Aparhna Time of the day which would be around 1-2pm.

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