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Shani Amavasya 2019 coincides with Pitru Paksha: Significance and what it means

This year, the last day of Pitru Paksha falls on a Saturday, which is why its significance increases tenfold.

Sep 28, 2019, 15:11 PM IST

Pitru Paksha 2019: Dos and Don'ts followed during Shraadh

This year, the Pitru Paksha has begun from September 13 and will last will September 28. 

Sep 13, 2019, 13:05 PM IST

Pitru Paksha 2019: Meaning, rules and offerings during Shraadh

Most of those following the rituals stay away from non-vegetarian food during Pitru Paksha.

Sep 13, 2019, 07:36 AM IST

Mahabharata’s Karna is associated with Pitru Paksha ritual– Here’s why

This year the period of Shraadha period commenced on September 5 and will last until 19th of this month.

Sep 08, 2017, 10:35 AM IST

Pitru Paksha 2017: Pind Daan in Gaya – Things you need to know

This year, the Pitru Paksha commenced on September 5 and shall culminate with Mahalaya Amavaysa on September 19.

Sep 08, 2017, 09:46 AM IST

These things must strictly be avoided during Pitru Paksha!

As per the Hindu calendar, Pitru Paksha is considered to be a 16-lunar day period. During these days, people pay homage to their forefathers in the form of offerings and prayers. It is believed that some strict rituals must be performed during Pitru Paksha in order to please the ancestors.

Sep 27, 2016, 10:52 AM IST

All you need to know about Indira Ekadashi

Indira Ekadashi is considered to be an important day according to the North Indian calendar. This year, it is being observed on September 26. Indira Ekadashi falls during the Pitru Paksha period. And, as a result, some also call it Ekadashi Shradh.

Sep 26, 2016, 10:58 AM IST

Is Pitra Dosha really a curse of our ancestors? Let's find out

Is Pitra Dosha really a curse of our ancestors? 

Sep 25, 2016, 15:38 PM IST

Pitru Paksha rituals—The rules which must be followed during shraadha!

The time period of Pitru Paksha or Shraadh is a 16-day long affair. This year the period of Shraadh commenced from September 16 and will last until 30th of this month.

Sep 23, 2016, 09:48 AM IST

Mahabharata's Karna has a connection with Pitru Paksha—Find out how!​

The Pitru Paksha, also known as Pitri Paksha or Shraadha is a time period as per Hindu lunar calendar when we pay obeisance to our ancestors (dead).

Sep 22, 2016, 10:19 AM IST

Pitru Paksha 2016: Pind Daan in Gaya – Things you need to know

This year, the Pitru Paksha commenced on September 16 and shall culminate with Mahalaya Amavaysa on September 30.

Sep 21, 2016, 15:36 PM IST

Do you have Pitra Dosha? Here’s how you can find out

This year, Pitru Paksha started on September 16 and will end on September 30.

Sep 21, 2016, 12:35 PM IST

Here are 5 things that one must keep in mind during Shraaddha ritual

Here, we bring certain things that one must practice during Shraaddha 

Sep 18, 2016, 17:53 PM IST

All about Pitru Paksha Navami

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Sep 17, 2014, 10:31 AM IST

Residents to pay respect to ancestors during pitru paksha

Pitru paksha, the period when Hindus offer respect to their ancestors starts on Friday and will continue till October 4. Also known as Mahalaya Paksha, the fortnight is meant to please one’s departed ancestors and it holds much importance among all communities.

Sep 20, 2013, 17:27 PM IST