especially through food offerings.
Shraddh is the ritual carried out to gratify one's ancestors. It is stated in the texts that a person who
does not execute the Shraadh of his departed paternal and maternal near and dear ones has to bear
much in life and even after. In the ancient Indian religious text Garud Puraan and other Puraans it is
clearly stated that by offering this pooja to the forefathers and departed dear ones, their souls feel
gratified and they bless the person with wealth, children, knowledge, joys, and pleasures,
with long and healthy life.
with the full moon day or day after full moon day.
According to North Indian Purnimant 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.
|13||September||(Saturday)||Maha Bharani ,|
|21||September||(Sunday)||Magha Shraddha ,|
|23||September||(Tuesday)||Sarva Pitru 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.