Pitru Paksha 2023
Pitru Paksha in 2023 will start on Friday, September 29 and end on Saturday, October 14. The full moon day of Bhadrapada month is on September 28, and the new moon day of Ashwin month is on October 15. So, the 16 days of Pitru Paksha will be from September 29 to October 14.
Here are the specific dates and times of the important days of Pitru Paksha 2023:
- Full moon day of Bhadrapada (Pitru Paksha Purnima): September 28, 2023, Thursday, 9:59 PM IST
- Pratipada of Krishna Paksha of Ashwin (first day of Pitru Paksha): September 29, 2023, Friday, 11:01 AM IST
- Sarva Pitru Amavasya (last day of Pitru Paksha): October 14, 2023, Saturday, 12:05 AM IST
It is important to note that the timings of the above dates and times may vary depending on your location. So, it is always best to consult a local astrologer or pandit for the exact timings.
Pitru Paksha is a time to pay homage to our ancestors and offer prayers for their souls. It is a time to remember their good deeds and to seek their blessings. The rituals performed during Pitru Paksha are believed to help the ancestors attain moksha (liberation).
If you have any ancestors who have passed away, you can perform the Shraddh rituals during Pitru Paksha. These rituals can be performed at home or at a temple. You can also offer prayers and donations to charity on behalf of your ancestors.
Pitru Paksha is a time to show our gratitude to our ancestors and to pray for their well-being. It is a time to remember their sacrifices and to seek their blessings. By performing the Shraddh rituals, we can help our ancestors attain moksha and achieve peace.