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Pitru Paksha 2023: Commemorating Ancestors - Know the Significance of Shradh Paksha
Pitru Paksha 2023: Commemorating Ancestors - Know the Significance of Shradh Paksha

Pitru Paksha 2023: Pitru Paksha, also referred to as Shraddh Paksha, marks a profound 16-day period in Hindu tradition, dedicated to honoring ancestors. During this interval, individuals ceremoniously offer sustenance and libations to their departed forebears, enlisting the services of priests or Brahmins. It is firmly believed that during Pitru Paksha, ancestral spirits return to Earth to accept these offerings. In the year 2023, Pitru Paksha will commence on September 29th and conclude on October 14th, signifying an auspicious juncture to conduct rituals such as Pitru Tarpan, Pind Daan, and Shraddh.

Pitru Paksha 2023: Among Hindus, Pitru Paksha bears immense religious significance. This 16-day period is solely dedicated to venerating ancestors and forefathers. These days are regarded as the holiest of times, when individuals fondly remember their forebears and present offerings of sustenance and libations through the auspices of priests or Brahmins. Pitru Paksha is interchangeably known as Shraddh Paksha. According to the Drik Panchang calendar, Shraddh Paksha will commence on Bhadrapada Purnima Tithi, which falls on September 29, 2023.

Significance: Pitru Paksha carries profound significance within the realm of Hinduism. It is also renowned as Shraddh Paksha, dedicated to the veneration of ancestors and forefathers. People earnestly offer prayers in remembrance of their departed family members, extending their generosity to Brahmins in honor of their forebears. It is believed that during Shraddh Paksha, ancestral spirits grace the Earth and graciously accept the offerings presented by their descendants. These days hold great sanctity for conducting rituals like Pitru Tarpan, Pind Daan, and Shraddh. Families invite Brahmins into their homes, providing them with wholesome, sattvik meals, attire, and offerings. The culmination of these rituals involves touching the feet of the Brahmins and receiving their blessings, as it is believed that ancestors receive these offerings through the Brahmins.

Crucial Dates and Timings:

Date Shraddh Commencement and Conclusion of Tithi

September 29, 2023 Purnima Shraddh Purnima Tithi Commences - September 28, 2023 - 06:49 PM

Purnima Tithi Concludes - September 29, 2023 - 03:26 PM

September 30, 2023 Pratipada Shraddh Pratipada Tithi Commences - September 29, 2023 - 03:26 PM

Pratipada Tithi Concludes - September 30, 2023 - 12:21 PM

September 30, 2023 Dwitiya Shraddh Dwitiya Tithi Commences - September 30, 2023 - 12:21 PM

Dwitiya Tithi Concludes - October 1, 2023 - 09:41 AM

October 1, 2023 Tritiya Shraddh Tritiya Tithi Commences - October 1, 2023 - 09:41 AM

Tritiya Tithi Concludes - October 2, 2023 - 07:36 AM

October 2, 2023 Chaturthi Shraddh Chaturthi Tithi Commences - October 2, 2023 - 07:36 AM

Chaturthi Tithi Concludes - October 3, 2023 - 06:11 AM

October 3, 2023 Panchami Shraddh Panchami Tithi Commences - October 3, 2023 - 06:11 AM

Panchami Tithi Concludes - October 4, 2023 - 05:33 AM

October 4, 2023 Shashthi Shraddh Shashthi Tithi Commences - October 4, 2023 - 05:33 AM

Shashthi Tithi Concludes - October 5, 2023 - 05:41 AM

October 5, 2023 Saptami Shraddh Saptami Tithi Commences - October 5, 2023 - 05:41 AM

Saptami Tithi Concludes - October 6, 2023 - 06:34 AM

October 6, 2023 Ashtami Shraddh Ashtami Tithi Commences - October 6, 2023 - 06:34 AM

Ashtami Tithi Concludes - October 7, 2023 - 08:08 AM

October 7, 2023 Navami Shraddh Navami Tithi Commences - October 7, 2023 - 08:08 AM

Navami Tithi Concludes - October 8, 2023 - 10:12 AM

October 8, 2023 Dashami Shraddh Dashami Tithi Commences - October 8, 2023 - 10:12 AM

Dashami Tithi Concludes - October 9, 2023 - 12:36 PM

October 9, 2023 Ekadashi Shraddh Ekadashi Tithi Commences - October 9, 2023 - 12:36 PM

Ekadashi Tithi Concludes - October 10, 2023 - 03:08 PM

October 11, 2023 Dwadashi Shraddh Dwadashi Tithi Commences - October 10, 2023 - 03:08 PM

Dwadashi Tithi Concludes - October 11, 2023 - 05:37 PM

October 12, 2023 Trayodashi Shraddh Trayodashi Tithi Commences - October 11, 2023 - 05:37 PM

Trayodashi Tithi Concludes - October 12, 2023 - 07:53 PM

October 13, 2023 Chaturdashi Shraddh Chaturdashi Tithi Commences - October 12, 2023 - 07:53 PM

Chaturthi Tithi Concludes - October 13, 2023 - 09:50 PM

October 14, 2023 Sarva Pitru Amavasya Amavasya Tithi Commences - October 13, 2023 - 09:50 PM

Amavasya Tithi Concludes - October 14, 2023 - 11:24 PM

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