Pitru Paksha Shradh 2022

Hindus perform Shradh ceremonies in honor of their forefathers and deceased relatives. In this ceremony, Hindus remember their ancestors by doing tarpan and offering food and Dakshina to Brahmins or needy people. It is believed that Shradh is one of the best remedies for removing the Pitra Dosh and Pitra Rin and getting blessings from ancestors. 

Pitru Paksha is a 16–lunar day period in the Hindu calendar when Hindus pay homage to their deceased relatives, especially through food offerings. The period is also known as Pitri Paksha, Sorah Shraddha, Mahalaya, and Pitru Pandharavda. In the year 2022, Pitru Paksha will commence on 10th September 2022 (Saturday) and lasts on 25th September 2022 (Sunday).

In Hinduism, deceased forefathers are taken as equivalent to gods. According to Brahma Purana (ब्रह्मपुराण), before worshiping the Gods, a man should worship his ancestors.  Shradh is performed on the tithi (date) of death, falling in Pitrupaksha and if the tithi is not known, then Shradh can be done on Ashwin Amavasya (which is also called All Sovereign Amavasya).

Pitru Paksha in 2022 according to Hindu Calendar is as follows; 

September 10, 2022, Saturday Bhadra, Shukla PurnimaPurnima Shradh
September 11, 2022, Sunday Ashwina, Krishna PratipadaPratipada Shradh
September 11, 2022, SundayAshwina, Krishna DwitiyaDwitiya Shradh
September 12, 2022, MondayAshwina, Krishna TritiyaTritiya Shradh
September 13, 2022, TuesdayAshwina, Krishna ChaturthiChauturthi Shradh
September 14, 2022, Wednesday Ashwina, Krishna PanchamiPanchami Shradh
September 14, 2022, Wednesday 
Ashwina, Bharani NakshatraMaha Bharani
September 15, 2022, Thursday 
Ashwina Krishna ShashthiShashthi Shradh
September 16, 2022, Friday 
Ashwina, Krishna SaptamiSaptami Shradh
September 17, 2022, Saturday, No Shradh in this Day

September 18, 2022, Sunday 
Ashwina, Krishna AshtamiAshtami Shradh
September 19, 2022, MondayAshwina, Krishna NavamiNavami Shradh
September 20, 2022, Tuesday
Ashwina, Krishna DashamiDashami Shradh
September 21, 2022, WednesdayAshwina, Krishna EkadashiEkadashi Shradh

September 22, 2022, Thursday 
Ashwina, Krishna DwadashiDwadashi Shradh
September 23, 2022, Friday Ashwina, Krishna TrayodashiTrayodashi Shradh
September 23, 2022, Friday 
Ashwina, Magha NakshatraMagha Shradh
September 24, 2022, Saturday 
Ashwina, Krishna ChaturdashiChaturdashi Shradh
September 25, 2022, Sunday Ashwina, Krishna AmavasyaSarva Pitru Amavasya

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