Pitra Paksha Shraddha 2017
In 2017 the Pitru paksha starts from the 05th of September and ends on the 19th of September. The Pitru paksha starts on a full moon day or the day after full moon day and ends on a no moon day also known as the Poornima and Amavasya respectively. The last day of the Pitru paksha is the Mahalaya.
Pitru Paksha is a 15 lunar day’s period when Hindus pay homage to their ancestors, especially through food offerings.
Here is the list of Shraddha 2017 dates:
05 September (Tuesday) Purnima Shraddha
06 September (Wednesday) Pratipada Shraddha
07 September (Thursday) Dwitiya Shraddha
08 September (Friday) Tritiya Shraddha
09 September (Saturday) Chaturthi Shraddha
10 September (Sunday) Maha Bharani, Panchami Shraddha
11 September (Monday) Shashthi Shraddha
12 September (Tuesday) Saptami Shraddha
13 September (Wednesday) Ashtami Shraddha
14 September (Thursday) Navami Shraddha
15 September (Friday) Dashami Shraddha
16 September (Saturday) Ekadashi Shraddha
17 September (Sunday) Dwadashi Shraddha, Trayodashi Shraddha
18 September (Monday) Magha Shraddha, Chaturdashi Shraddha
19 September (Tuesday) Sarva Pitru Amavasya
According to South Indian Lunar Calendar, it falls in the lunar month of Bhadrapada beginning with the full moon day or day after full moon day.
According to North Indian Lunar calendar, this period falls in the lunar month of Ashwin beginning with the full moon day in Bhadrapada or next day of full moon day.
The last day of Pitru Paksha is known as Sarvapitri Amavasya or Mahalaya Amavasya. Mahalaya Amavasya is the most significant day of Pitru Paksha.