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Tritiya Shraddha

What is all about the Pratipada Shraddha –


The Pratipada Shraddha is also known as padwa Shraddha and shraddhi purnima. On this day of Shraddha, tarpan is performed for those who left this world on pritipada tithi, including both Shukla and Krishna paksha pratipada.


It is also considered sitable to perform shradha for maternal grandparents (grandmother, grandfather, grand grandfather or grand grandmother).


If there is no kanda to perform shradha at meternal house then doing shradha on this tithi appeases souls of maternal grandparents (grand grandfather, grand grandmother, grandmother and grandfather).


The Pitra paksha shradhas are parvan Shradhas and ausipicious time to perfome it is either kutup Muhurat or rohin, that why, Muhurat after till aparahana kaal get out. Tarpan is done at the end of the Shraddha.


Pratipada Shraddha – 6th - September 2017 (Wednesday)


Pratipada Sharddha Muhurat Timing –


In this section, Pratipada Shraddha timing are being described below. Let’s check it out.


  1. Kutup Muhurat Timing - 12:09 Pm To 12:56 Pm (49 Mins)
  2. Rohina Muhurat Timing – 12:56 Pm To 01:44 Pm (49 Mins)
  3. Aparahna Kaal Muhurat Timing – 01:45 Pm To 04:13 Pm (2 Hours 26 Mins)
  4. Purnima Tithi Begins = On 06 September 2017, 12:32 Pm (Wednesday)
  5. Purnima Tithi Ends = On 06 September 2017, 11:52am (Wednesday)


Puja Vidhi –


The pitru daan is also known as pirta parkash. Pirta tarpan Vidhi in gujarati is done by Brahmin. Those person perfume the Shradha is called karta.


The whole process of shradha ritual must conclude in such a manner that lunch must happen at Aparahna period. In this section, type of the pitra paksha are being described below. Let’s check it out.


  1. Karta invites eleven brahmanaas in these day, imagines they are their ancestors.
  2. To offer them with sumptuous food items and treats them with hospitality.
  3. In the end offer “ pinda pradaana”. Then give some dakshina to the brahmanass.


As per hindus mythology lord sri ram ji himself did tarpanam for his father raja dasaratha and his soorya empire ancestors.


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