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Pitru Paksha 2020: Pitru Paksha 2020 Start Date, Timing, Pitru Paksha 2020 Schedule in India

Pitru Paksha 2020 in India - Find the Pitru Paksha Start Date 2020, Full list of Pitru Paksha 2020 Dates on this page. Pitru Paksha is a Hindu ritual of utmost importance and is considered to be inauspicious and the death rite performed within the ceremony, known as Shraddha or Tarpan. Read on more to know about the Pitru Paksha Start Date 2020, Pitru Paksha in 2020, Pitru Paksha 2020 in India, Pitru Paksha history.

by Suganya | Updated Aug 22, 2020 10:26 AM

Pitru Paksha 2020: Pitru Paksha 2020 Start Date, Timing, Pitru Paksha 2020 Schedule in India

Pitru Paksha 2020 in India

Pitru Paksha 2020 in India is a period of 16 days from Bhadrapada Purnima to Sarvapitri Amavasya; when Hindus pay homage to their ancestors, especially through food offerings and it is believed that during the time of Pitru Paksha, ancestors pay a visit to bless their kin. Pitru Paksha is a Hindu ritual of utmost importance and is considered to be inauspicious and the death rite performed within the ceremony, known as Shraddha or Tarpan. The last day of the Pitru Paksha period is known as Sarvapitri Amavasya. It is also known as Pitru Amavasya or Peddala Amavasya or Mahalaya Amavasya or simply Mahalaya. Mahalaya is considered to be the most significant day of Pitru Paksha.

Pitru Paksha Start Date

Pitru Paksha start date is from 1 September 2020 (Tuesday) - Purnima Shraddha (Bhadrapada Shukla Purnima); starts from the fortnight immediately after Ganesh Chaturthi.

 

Pitru Paksha - History

After the war between the Kauravas and Pandavas, when everything was completed, Karan (Danveer Karna, brave warrior, maybe the best legend in the war of Mahabharata) kicked the can and showed up at heaven, he was offered food as gold, silver, and pearls. On this, he tended to Indra (the ace of heaven) the reason behind committing such a food. On this, Indra revealed to Karna that for an unfathomable length he gave gold, gem, and silver, simultaneously, never gave any nourishment for his forerunners. Karna restored that as he didn't think about his antecedents; accordingly, he never did it. Thus, Indra asked Karna to come back to earth, where he gave food, made Tarpan during the sixteen days. 

Pitru Paksha 2020 Dates

Pitru Paksha 2020 Date Purnima Shraddha - Tuesday, 01 September 2020 

Pitru Paksha 2020 Pratipada Shraddha - Wednesday, 2 September 2020 

Pitru Paksha 2020 Dwitiya Shraddha - Thursday, 03 September 2020

Pitru Paksha 2020 Tritiya Shraddha - Friday, 05 September 2020

Pitru Paksha 2020 Chaturthi Shraddha - Sunday, 06 September 2020

Pitru Paksha 2020 Panchami Shraddha - Monday, 07 September 2020

Pitru Paksha 2020 Shashthi Shraddha - Tuesday, 08 September 2020

Pitru Paksha 2020 Saptami Shraddha - Wednesday, 09 September 2020

Pitru Paksha 2020 Ashtami Shraddha - Thursday, 10 September 2020

Pitru Paksha 2020 Navami Shraddha - Friday, 11 September 2020

Pitru Paksha 2020 Dashami Shraddha - Saturday, 12 September 2020

Pitru Paksha 2020 Ekadashi Shraddha - Sunday, 13 September 2020

Pitru Paksha 2020 Dwadashi Shraddha - Monday, 14 September 2020

Pitru Paksha 2020 Trayodashi Shraddha - Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Pitru Paksha 2020 Chaturdashi Shraddha - Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Pitru Paksha 2020 Sarvapitru Amavasya - Thursday, 17 September 2020

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Pitru Paksha 2020 - FAQ

1. Who can do Shraadh?

The sacred writings like Manusmriti and Brahma Purana suggest that the family, the children reserve the privilege to do Shraddha, yet on the off chance that the left precursor doesn't have any child, at that point the grandson, nephew, extraordinary grandson or the widow (and the other way around) can likewise perform Shraddha.

 

2. When is Pitru Paksha?

Pitru Paksha start date is from 1 September 2020 (Tuesday).