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 2018

Date Day Shradh
24 September Monday Purnima Shraddha
25 September Tuesday Pratipada Shraddha
26 September Wednesday Dwitiya Shraddha
27 September ThursdayTritiya Shraddha
28 September Friday Maha Bharani, Chaturthi Shraddha
29 September SaturdayPanchami Shraddha
30 September SundayShashthi Shraddha
01 October MondaySaptami Shraddha
02 October Tuesday Ashtami Shraddha
03 October WednesdayNavami Shraddha
04 October ThursdayDashami Shraddha
05 October Friday Ekadashi Shraddha
06 October SaturdayMagha Shraddha, Dwadashi Shraddha
07 October SundayTrayodashi Shraddha , Chaturdashi Shraddha
08 October MondaySarva Pitru Amavasya