About Chaturdashi Shraddha or 4th Day Death Anniversary Ritual in Pitri Paksha in India

Chaturdashi Shraddha

Chaturdashi Shraddha could be performed for those souls who have departed on Chaturdashi Tithi. Deceased may be died in any Paksha or Lunar Fortnights i.e. Shukla Paksha (Bright Fortnight) or Krishna Paksha (Dark Fortnight).

Chaturdashi Shraddha is customarily, performed for those who were killed in accidental deaths. Shraddha is performed for those who persons who were murdered, killed with some weapon or committed suicide.

Shrddha, on this day is usually not performed. Shraddha of this day is postponed for Amavasya Shraddha . Chaturdashi Shraddha is also called as Ghat Chaturdashi Shraddha or Ghayala Chaturdashi Shraddha.

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Chaturdashi Shraddha is also known as Chaudas Shraddha.

Pitri Paksha or Mahalaya Shraddhas are Parvan Shraddhas(पार्वणश्राद्ध) and auspicious time to perform them is Kutup Muhurt and Rohina Muhurt. It could be performed till Aparahna Kala (Post Meridian) gets over.

Tarpan (तर्पण) could be performed at the end of the Shraddha. Tarpana is performed with Til, water and other materials by offering to ancestors. Tarpana could be performed on any day but on Shraddha these are usually performed at the end.

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Shradh dates in 2021

Date Day Shradh
20 September Monday Purnima Shraddha
21 September Tuesday Pratipada Shraddha
22 September Wednesday Dwitiya Shraddha
23 September Thursaday Tritiya Shraddha
24 September Friday Maha Bharani , Chaturthi Shraddha
25 September Saturday Panchami Shraddha
26 September Sunday Shashthi Shraddha
28 September Tuesday Saptami Shraddha
29 September Wednesday Ashtami Shraddha
30 September Thursday Navami Shraddha
01 October Friday Dashami Shraddha
02 October Saturday Ekadashi Shraddha
03 October Sunday Magha Shraddha , Dwadashi Shraddha
04 October Monday Trayodashi Shraddha
05 October Tuesday Chaturdashi Shraddha
06 October Wednesday Sarva Pitru Amavasya