About Dwadashi Shraddha (Death Anniversary Ritual on 2nd Day of Pitri Paksha) in Hinduism in India

Dwadashi Shraddha

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

Dwadashi Shraddha Tithi is most appropriate for performing Shraddha for those who had taken renunciation (संन्यास) before death.

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Dwadashi Shraddha is also known as Baras 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.

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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