Shradh 2019: Date, Pitru Paksha Time, and Shradh End date

By: Future Point | 19-Aug-2019
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Shradh 2019: Date, Pitru Paksha Time, and Shradh End date

What is Shradh?

Shradh is also known as Pitru Paksha. Pitru Paksha is a 15 day’s lunar period which starts from Bhadrapada Purnima and ends at Ashwin Amavasya, which is also known as Sarva Pitru Amavasya. In this period, Hindus pay special respect and honor to their ancestors publically, through food offerings. According to Brahma Puran, Yamraj (Lord of Death) give freedom to all the souls on the eve of Krishna Paksha so that they can eat the food which is offered to them by their children on the occasion of Shradh.

Poojas are performed and food is offered to different Brahmin priests. The most significant day of Pitru Paksha is the last day, which is also known as Sarvapitri Amavasya or Mahalaya Amavasya. Those who died on Amavasya, Purnima, and Chaturdashi tithi for them the Amavasya Tithi Shraddha is done. A single Pitru Paksha Shraddha is also enough to give homage to all the deceased souls in the family if, someone is not able to perform all the Shraddhas on the given dates. The significance of Pitru Paksha can be best known from one of the biggest epics of all time Mahabharata.

Shradh Pitru Paksha 2019 will begin on 13th September 2019 and will end on 28th September 2019.

Shradh Dates in 2019:

Date Day Shradh
13th September 2019 Friday Purnima Shradh
14th September 2019 Saturday Pratipada Shradh
15th September 2019 Sunday Dwitiya Shradh
17th September 2019 Tuesday Tritiya Shradh
18th September 2019 Wednesday Mahabarani and Chaturthi Shradh
19th September 2019 Thursday Panchami Shradh
20th September 2019 Friday Shashathi Shradh
21st September 2019 Saturday Saptami Shradh
22nd September 2019 Sunday Ashtami Shradh
23rd September 2019 Monday Navami Shradh
24th September 2019 Tuesday Dashami Shradh
25th September 2019 Wednesday Ekadashi and Dwadashi Shradh
26th September 2019 Thursday Magha and Tryodashi Shradh
27th September 2019 Friday Chaturdashi Shradh
28th September 2019 Saturday Sarva Pitru Amavasya

The story behind Shradh:

  • According to the legend, when the warrior King Karna died during the Mahabharata War and his spirit ascended to heaven, he was offered meals of jewels and gold to eat instead of food. Realizing that he couldn’t sustain himself on these items, he addressed the mighty Lord of heaven, Indra, and asked him why he wasn’t being offered real food.
  • At that time, Lord Indra told him that he always used to donate jewels and gold to the needy ones and he never donated food to his ancestors. Then Karna said that he didn’t know this and as a result, Lord Indra told him that he can go back to earth for a period of 15 days to alter his mistakes and donate food in the memory of his ancestors.

Significance of Pitru Paksha

  • According to the Hindu religion, Shradh is considered as an auspicious time to perform the ritual of Tarpan (offering made to divine entities or the substance used in the offering itself). It is a way of remembering and paying honor and respect to the deceased ancestors.
  • During the Shradh or Pitru Paksha that comes right after the Sharad Navratri, people grant homage to their ancestors by offering them their favorite vegetarian food. This homage is also known as Pind Dan and it is believed that Pind Dan is mandatory for all Hindus in bringing salvation to their deceased ancestors.
  • Shradh is a way of paying respect to those souls who are still considered as an integral part of the family. According to Hindu texts, the rituals that are performed during this time will appease the ancestors and as a result, they will bless the native.
  • Pitu Paksha is a period of 15 days, which is dedicated to the ancestors. It is believed to be a sign of respect to the departed souls, who are still considered to be an integral part of Hindu families. There is no standard time to perform the Shradh rituals as it varies from region to region.
  • Shradh should be performed on the death anniversary of the deceased ancestor, but if the family members have forgotten the date or the date is not known to them then they can perform all the necessary rituals on the last shradh, Sarvapitri Amavasya.


This mantra can be chanted while performing the puja, to eradicate the malefic effects of Pitra Dosha in one’s Kundli.

Yasyasmirtya Cha Namoktaya Tapoyagya Kriyadishu, Newnam Sampurntam Yati Sadhyo Vande Tamchayutam
यस्यस्मृत्या च नमोक्तयातपोयस्य क्रियादिषु, नवनाम सम्पूर्णम् यति साध्यो वन्दे तमच्युतम्


Benefits of performing Pitra Dosh Puja in Shraddha

  • By performing the sacred ritual of Shradh every year, the native gets the peace and blessings from his/her ancestors.
  • Pitra Dosh Puja brings prosperity and calmness and removes all the obstacles from the life of the native.
  • It also promotes an abundance of positivity in one’s life.
  • Pitra Dosha Puja provides peace and satisfaction to the ancestors of a native which in turn, paves the way of a smooth & prosperous life ahead for the performer.

One can also perform a Puja online for Pitru Dosha. Pitru Dosha is a negative Dosha because of which one is not able to achieve success despite having the abilities and knowledge of doing a particular work. Therefore, you can take the Puja of Pitru Dosha from Future Point as it offers you the best pooja performed by Brahmin priests. This Puja removes the malefic effects of the Pitru Dosha from one’s Kundli.

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