About Pratipada or Padwa Shradh-Death Anniversary Ritual for maternal grandparents in Pitri Paksha in India

Pratipada Shraddha

Pratipada Shraddha is also known as Padwa Shraddha.

Pratipada Shraddha is performed for those souls who had died on the Pratipada Tithi or Pratipada date of Hindu calendar. Deceased may have died in either fortnight i.e. Shukla Paksha or Krishna Paksha.

Pratipada Shraddha date is also ideal for those who wish to perform last rituals of their nana-nani or maternal grand- parents.

In Hindus, customarily Shraddha are performed by only sons not daughters but it is allowed for son of a daughter to perform last rites of his mother’s parents i.e. nana-nani.

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It is said that performing last rituals or Shraddha of maternal grand-parents gives peace to soul of deceased. Even if dates of demise of maternal grand-parents are not known people can perform it on this date. Thus, this date has great values in Hindu customary practices of performing last rites.

It is believed that performing last rites on this date brings joy to the family who perform this ritual.

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Pitri Paksha Shraddhas are Parvan Shraddhas(पार्वणश्राद्ध) and auspicious time to perform them is either Kutup Muhurt and Rohina Muhurt till Aparahna Kala (Post Meridian) gets over. Tarpan (तर्पण) is done at the end of the Shraddha.

Shradh dates in 2019

Date Day Shradh
13 September Friday Purnima Shraddha
14 September Saturday Pratipada Shraddha
15 September Sunday Dwitiya Shraddha
17 September Tuesday Tritiya Shraddha
18 September Wednesday Maha Bharani, Chaturthi Shraddha
19 September Thursday Panchami Shraddha
20 September Friday Shashthi Shraddha
21 September Saturday Saptami Shraddha
22 September Sunday Ashtami Shraddha
23 September Monday Navami Shraddha
24 September Tuesday Dashami Shraddha
25 September Wednesday Ekadashi Shraddha
26 September Thursday Magha Shraddha, Dwadashi Shraddha
27 September Friday Trayodashi Shraddha , Chaturdashi Shraddha
28 September Saturday Sarva Pitru Amavasya