Pitru Paksha Shraddh
In Hindu Dharma Shraddh is the performed by family members for the departed souls of dead ancestors, parents and relatives. Shradh Dates in 2015 as per Hindu calendar followed in India is from September 28 to October 12, 2015. Below are the Mahalaya Pitru Paksha and Shradh 2015 dates. Tarpan and Shradh are performed on all Amavasi or no moon days. But the most important period to perform Shradh is the Pitru Paksha period during the Krishna Paksha fortnight in Ashwin month (September – October). In some regions this period is the Bhadrapad Krishna Paksha.
Pitru Paksha Shraddh Dates in 2015 :-
September 28, 2015 – Purnima Shradh
September 28, 2015 - Pratipada Shradh
September 29, 2015 – Dwitiya Shradh
September 30 – Tritiya Shradh
October 1 – Chaturthi Shradh
October 2 – Panchami Shradh
October 3 – Shasti Shradh
October 4 – Saptami Shradh
October 5, 2015 – Ashtami Shradh
October 6 – Navami Shradh
October 7 – Dasami Shradh
October 8 – Ekadashi Shradh
October 9 – Dwadashi Shradh
October 10, 2015 – Trayodashi Shradh
October 11, 2015 – Chaturdashi Shradh
October 12, 2015 – Mahalaya Amavasi – Most important day of Shradh - On this day Shradh can be performed without looking date, tithi, nakshatra etc - it is known as Sarva Pitru Shradh.
Shradh and Tarpan are also performed on all Amavasi day in a year. You can find the Amavasi dates in 2015 in this earlier article – Amavas 2015 dates.
Apart from this Shradh is also performed on the birth star or nakshatra of the dead person and also on the tithi or rasi or nakshatra the person died.
Another popular date for performing Shradh is the Basant Panchami day in Magh month. In 2015, Basant Panchami was on January 24.
Shradh is also performed on 12 Sankrantis in a year - Each occur during the middle of an English month.
Shradh is also performed during Lunar and Solar Eclipse - Chandra Grahan and Surya Grahan.
It is also performed by some communities during Yugadi and on starting of years in various calendars.
Apar from this Shradh is also performed the death date or nakshatra or Tithi.