2023 Pitru Paksha - Shradh 2023 Significance and Importance

Pitru paksha is a sixteen-day period in which the Hindus pay homage to their ancestors and respect them. During this time period - which begins with the first full moon (full moon) after Ganesh Chaturthi and ends on the new moon, not only allows the people to honour them from their direct biological lineage, but rather to their spiritual, and to whom who is involved in our moral and intellectual development. There is no better way to thank them, therefore, in the patriarchal side, the ancestors Neco should be respected.

The history behind Pitru Paksha

According to legend, when the warrior King Karna died during the Mahabharata war and his soul ascended to heaven, he was given gold ornaments instead of food. Feeling that he cannot keep himself on these things, he addressed Swami Indra of Heaven and asked him why he is not getting real food. Lord Indra then told them because they gave these objects as their whole life charity but never donated food to their ancestors. On which Karna replied that he was not aware of her ancestors. Upon hearing this argument, Indra agreed to return Karna to Earth for a period of fifteen days so that he could cook food in the memory of her ancestors and donate. This period of time this is now known as the Pitru paksha.

2023 Pitru Paksha - Shradh Tradition and Celebrations

During this time Shradh is performed according to rituals. This specificity of this ritual may vary from person to person, but usually, it combines three components. The first part is Pindadan, Pinda's offering to the ancestors. Pinda is rice balls that are usually made from goat's milk, ghee, sugar, rice, honey and occasionally barley. The second part of the ceremony is the offering of burnt water with a tarp, kusha grass, barley, flour and black sesame. The last part of the ceremony is to offer food to the Brahmin. This Brahmin is giving food to the priests. Also during this time, reading from holy Sashtra is considered auspicious.

However, there are some things that should be avoided during Pitru paksha. Participants are considered to avoid getting involved in new efforts; Eat non-vegetarian foods; Shaving or haircuts; Eat onions, garlic food or junk food.

On which day do the Shradh rituals of the ancestors

However, on the new moon of every month, Shradh can be done for the peace of the ancestors, but the importance of doing Shradha in the Pitru paksha is considered to be of great importance. For the day, on the day of Pitru paksha, the scientific idea is to recite the ancestors, the father or the deceased member of the family, remembering the date of the departure of the family, should only pray on the said date falling in the paternal home. If the date of the birth is not known then Ashwin Amavasya can be made to Shradha, it is also called Sarvapatriya Amavasya. Before time, ie, those who have died due to an accident or suicide, etc. their religion is done on the date of Chaturdashi. Ashtami for father, it is considered suitable for the mother to celebrate the date of Navami.

When is Pitru Paksha 2023

Shradha 2023 Dates


2023 Shradh Paksha days with dates

Shradh Names

Shradh Dates

Shradh Days

Purnima Shradha

29th September 2023 Friday

Pratipada Shradha

30th September 2023 Saturday

Dwitiya Shradha

1st October 2023


Tritiya Shradha

2nd October 2023 Monday

Maha Bharani, Chaturthi Shradh

3rd October 2023 Tuesday

Panchami Shradha

4th October 2023 Wednesday

Shashthi Shradha

5th October 2023 Thursday

Saptami Shradha

6th October 2023 Friday

Asthami Shradha

7th October 2023


Navami Shradha

8th October 2023 Sunday

Dashmi Shradha

9th October 2023 Monday

Ekadashi Shradha

10th October 2023 Tuesday

Magha Shradha

11th October 2023 Wednesday

Chaturdashi Shradha

12th October 2023 Thursday

Sarva Pitru Amavasya

13th October 2023



Pitru Paksha – Shradha Paksha 2022 dates

September 29th, 2023 (Friday) to 14th October (Saturday) [Dates May Vary]

What should be done in Pitru Paksha

One thing is to keep in mind that the person who remembers his ancestors and praises the ancestors in the paternal home, his big miseries and sufferings begin to dispel. The souls of the ancestors have so much power that they can redress the major difficulties of a person. If friends are delighted to feed the ancestors in the father's family, all the problems of planetary turmoil is also taken away. Therefore, the person should please his ancestors with special precautions in these days.

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