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Pitru Paksha - पितृ पक्ष


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Upcoming Event: Shraddha Purnima: 1 September 2020
Pitru Paksha also known as Shraaddha or Kanagat start with Purnima Shraddha, ends after 16 days on Sarva Pitru Amavasya which is also known as Sarvapitri Amavasya or Mahalaya Amavasya.

Pitru Paksha also known as Shraaddha or Kanagat start with Purnima Shraddha, ends after 16 days on Sarva Pitru Amavasya which is also known as Sarvapitri Amavasya or Mahalaya Amavasya. Hindus pay homage to their ancestor (Pitrs), especially through food offerings.

Shraddha in Pitru Paksha is the time to remember, thank and honor our ancestors. It is believed that during the time of Shraddh, ancestors come to earth to bless their kin. The relevance of Shradh can be best known from one of the greatest epic of all time Mahabharata.

Post the war between the Kauravas and Pandavas, when everything ended, Karan (Danveer Karna, brave warrior, one of the greatest legends in the war of Mahabharata) died and reached heaven, he was offered food in the form of gold, silver and jewels. On this, he questioned Indra (the lord of heaven) the reason for offering him such a food. On this, Indra told Karna that throughout his life donated gold, diamond and silver, but, never donated any food in the name of his ancestors. Karna reverted that as he was not aware about his ancestors; hence, he never did it. So, Indra asked Karna to come back to earth, where he donated food, made Tarpan during the sixteen days.

Related Name
Shraaddh Paksha, Kanagat, Mahalaya Paksha, Sarvapitri Amavasya, Mahalaya Amavasya, Apara Paksha, Pitru Amavasya, Peddala Amavasya

पितृ पक्ष - हिन्दी में भी उपलब्ध

पितृ पक्ष जिसे श्राद्ध या कानागत भी कहा जाता है, श्राद्ध पूर्णिमा के साथ शुरू होकर सोलह दिनों के बाद सर्व पितृ अमावस्या के दिन समाप्त होता है।

Sarvapitri Amavasya

The last day of Pitru Paksha is known as Sarvapitri Amavasya or Mahalaya amavasya. Mahalaya amavasya is the most significant day of Pitru Paksha. Person who do not know the exact date of our ancestors death anniversary, they pay homage and offer food on this day.

Shraddh Dates

Kanagat

Holy Places For Shradh Rituals

As per the Hindu mythology, there are some important places in India for performing the rituals of Shraadh for the departed souls to stay in peace and be happy.

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Prayaga (Allahabad), Uttar Pradesh
Gaya, Bihar
Kedarnath, Uttarakhand
Badrinath, Uttarakhand
Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu
Nasik, Maharashtra
Kapal Mochan Sarovar, Yamuna Nagar, Haryana

Related Information

Next Dates(Year Around)
Shraddha Purnima: 1 September 2020Sarvapitri Amavasya: 17 September 2020
Futures Dates
Shraddha Purnima: 20 September 2021Sarvapitri Amavasya: 6 October 2021Shraddha Purnima: 10 September 2022
Past Dates
Sarvapitri Amavasya: 28 September 2019, Shraddha Purnima: 14 September 2019, Sarvapitri Amavasya: 8 October 2018, Shraddha Purnima: 24 September 2018

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