Shradh 2019 will commence on 13th September and end on 28th September, 2019. Shradh is also called Pitru Paksha. Pitru Paksha is a 15 lunar day’s period which starts from Purnima (Bhadrapada Purnima) and ends at Amavasya (Ashwin Amavasya called Sarva Pitru Amavasya) when Hindus pay homage to their ancestors, especially through food offerings. It is mentioned in the Brahma Puran that, on the eve of Krishna Paksha of Ashwin month the Lord of death ‘Yamraj’ grant freedom to all the souls so that they can accept and eat the food made by their children on the occasion of Shradh.
Find the list of Pitru Paksha 2019 or Shradh dates that you should follow through the days.
13th September, 2019 (Friday) – Purnima Shraddha
14th September, 2019 (Saturday) – Pratipada Shraddha
15th September, 2019 (Sunday) – Dwitiya Shraddha
17th September, 2019 (Tuesday) – Tritiya Shraddha
18th September, 2019 (Wednesday) – Maha Bharani, Chaturthi Shraddha
19th September, 2019 (Thursday) – Panchami Shraddha
20th September, 2019 (Friday) – Shashthi Shraddha
21th September, 2019 (Saturday) – Saptami Shraddha
22th September, 2019 (Sunday) – Ashtami Shraddha
23th September, 2019 (Monday) – Navami Shraddha
24th September, 2019 (Tuesday) – Dashami Shraddha
25th September, 2019 (Wednesday) – Ekadashi Shraddha, Dwadashi Shraddha
26th September, 2019 (Thursday) – Magha Shraddha, Trayodashi Shraddha
27th September, 2019 (Friday) – Chaturdashi Shraddha
28th September, 2019 (Saturday) – Sarva Pitru Amavasya
The last day of Pitru Paksha is known as Sarvapitri Amavasya or Mahalaya amavasya. Mahalaya amavasya is the most significant day of Pitru Paksha. Amavasya Tithi Shraddha is done for those who died on Amavasya Tithi, Purnima Tithi and Chaturdashi Tithi. If someone is not able to perform Shraddha on all Tithis then single Shraddha (for all) on this day is enough to appease all deceased souls in the family. If death anniversary of ancestors are not known or forgotten then those Shraddhas can be performed on this Tithi. That’s why Amavasya Shraddha is also known as Sarvapitra Moksha Amavasya.