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Significance of Shraddha during Amavasya

According to the Hindu religious pundits and scholars, Amavasya Tithi Shraddha is largely performed for those ancestors who deceased in the household family members who died on particularly on Chaturdashi Tithi, Amavasya Tithi and Purnima Tithi.

If the household family members are not able to do Shraddha on any of the Tithis in a year then single Shraddha (for all) can be performed on this particular day in order to appease all those deceased souls in his or her family background. In case the death anniversary of the forefathers is unaware or totally forgotten then those particular Shraddhas can be done on this Tithi. This is the significance of Amavasya Shraddha in the life of Hindus. It is locally known among them as Sarvapitra Moksha Amavasya.

It is to be noted that Mahalaya Shraddha is performed for all those forefathers who died on Purnima Tithi. It is also performed on Amavasya Shraddha Tithi. It is not done on Bhadrapada Purnima. It is to be remembered that Bhadrapada Purnima Shraddha falls one day prior to Pitru Paksha. It is also a part and parcel of Pitru Paksha. On the next day of Bhadrapada Purnima Shraddha, Usually Pitru Paksha starts.

Rohina and Kutup Muhurat is the auspicious time to perform Parvan Shraddhas and Pitru Paksha Shraddhas. It is to be highly noted that Amavasya Shraddha is also known in certain region as Amavas Shraddha. Bengali’s strongly believe that Godess Durga descended on this land on this particular day. The Hindus living in the nook and corner of India and abroad perform rituals and rite on the Amavasya days.

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3 Responses to "Significance of Shraddha during Amavasya"

  1. Anonymous says:

    pitru shradh on purnima tithi

  2. Anonymous says:

    how to do amavasya tithi

  3. Anonymous says:

    why chaturdishi tithi shraad not done

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