Ashwin Krishna Paksha Shraddh 2019 - Dates of Shradh in 2019

According to Hinduism Krishna Paksha of Ashwin Month is celebrated in the form of Shraddh. Description of Shraddh Sanskar can be found  in many religious books of Hinduism. Shraddh Paksha is also known as Mahalaya or Sarva Pitru Paksha. Shraddh means to perform ceremonies for the departed souls of dead ancestors so that they can attain peace. It is a ceremony to offer reverence to family, god, ancestors and children. In the year 2019, the Shraddh will begin

Every Shraddh begins from Bhadrapada Shukla Paksha Purnima and remains till Amavasya.  Purnima is the first day on which the Shraddh is performed, and Amavasya is the last one. A person attains death on the basis of hind date and thus, his Shraddh is performed on the same date. People who do not remember the date of death of their ancestors can perform on  Amavasya.

According to the Hinduism, it is believed that the soul of the dead ancestors of a family residing in the Pitra Lok i.e a realm between the heaven and the earth visit earth at the time of Shraddh Paksha or Pitra Paksha. The soul of the ancestors visit their home with a desire of pind-daan or tilanjali and if someone doesn’t perform it, they go back unhappy.

The ceremonies and Tarpan  performed at this time for their peace is known as Shraddh. Thus, it is believed that whatever we donate in the name of our ancestors is  received by them also.

2019 Dates of Sharaddh

Sharaddh Date Day
Purnima 13 September Friday
Pratipada 14 September Saturday
Dwitya 16 September Sunday
Tritya 17 September Tuesday
Chaturthi 18 September Wednesday
Panchami 19 September Thursday
Shashthi 20 September Friday,
Saptami 21 September Saturday
Ashtami 22 Septemberr Sunday
Navami 23 September Monday
Dashmi 24 September Tuesday
Ekadashi 25 September Wednesday
Dwadashi 25 September Wednesday
Trayodashi 26 September Thursday
Chaturdashi 27 September Friday
Amavasya 28 September Saturday

Note:

  • This year Dwitiya Tithi will fall on two days which are 15 and 16 September. There is no Tithi shradh on 16 September.
  • This year Shradh of Ekadashi and Dwadashi will perform on 25 September.
  • Significance Of Shraddh

    Shraddha ceremonies have a special significance in HIndu religion. It is believed, the ancestors fro Pitral Lok visit the earth during Ashwin Krishna Paksha. The soul of the ancestors visit their home with a desire of pind-daan or tilanjali and  received a portion of their meal offered by their present generation, in the name of Shraddh. Thus, it is also believed that whatever we donate in the name of our ancestors is  received by them also.

    Shraddh is performed for the peaceful salvation of ancestors. Once can perform these ceremonies as per his potency for the ultimate salvation and peace of his ancestors.