Pitra Paksha Shraddha 2018
In 2018 the Pitru paksha starts from the 24th of September and ends on the 08th of October. 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 2018 dates:
24 September (Monday) Purnima Shraddha
25 September (Tuesday) Pratipada Shraddha
26 September (Wednesday) Dwitiya Shraddha
27 September (Thursday) Tritiya Shraddha
28 September (Friday) Maha Bharani, Chaturthi Shraddha
29 September (Saturday) Panchami Shraddha
30 September (Sunday) Shashthi Shraddha
01 October (Monday) Saptami Shraddha
02 October (Tuesday) Ashtami Shraddha
03 October (Wednesday) Navami Shraddha
04 October (Thursday) Dashami Shraddha
05 October (Friday) Ekadashi Shraddha
06 October (Saturday) Magha Shraddha, Dwadashi Shraddha
07 October (Sunday) Trayodashi Shraddha, Chaturdashi Shraddha
08 October (Monday) 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.