Update: Mahalaya Paksha Masa – September 17th – September 30th 2016

The fortnight (15 days) preceding the Navaratri/Dasara or the second half “Krishna Paksha” of Bhadrapada Masa is called Pitru Paksha also known as Mahalaya Paksha. This period is important for honoring our ancestors. Men, whose fathers have passed away, offer their obeiscence (shraddha) to their ancestors during this period. This year it falls on the following days in the United States and India.
No functions such as upanayanam, marriage, gruhapravesha, engagement or any such activities performed during these 15 days. These 15 days are totally dedicated to our ancestors.
Pitru Paksha – Mahalaya Paksha : September 17th – September 30th 2016
There are many resources available online to assist in giving tarpana and doing shradha for the departed souls of ones family. Attached below are all the links.
If you have any resource, please share.

Sree Shiva Vishnu Temple is performing the same and a donation of $95 is charged and includes dakshina for the priest as well.

P.S: Please refer to dates in your country, and check with elders or temple priests.


7 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Graghavendra,hyderabad on September 19, 2013 at 3:02 am

    it is very good information about the pithru pksha thanku !! hare srinivasa!!


  2. Posted by Gopinatharao.m on September 22, 2013 at 6:33 am

    Still I have doubt. I thinh it is son who has to do even sakalpa.will you kindly clarify.
    Hare Srinivasa.


  3. Posted by sreenivas on September 24, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Very good informtion about pitrupaksha & Mahalayaamavasa.


  4. Posted by prathibha on September 11, 2014 at 3:59 am

    pls send badri kshetra parichaya importance of that place


  5. Posted by Prasanna on December 24, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Do we have Tarpana PDFs in Tamil? I dont know to read Kannada. If any one has can you please let me know?


  6. Posted by Lavanya on September 27, 2016 at 3:47 am

    how to do japas pls write in detail pls and what are the conditions to be followed and timings to be followed for doing japas. and which beeds to be used for doing which japa. pls tell me in detail. thanku


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