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Purnima Shraddha

What is all about the Purnima Shraddha –


The Purnima Shraddha is also know as proshthapadi purnima Shraddha and shraddhi purnima. On this day of Shraddha, tarpan is performed for those who left this world on purnima (full moon day) not on Bhadrapada purnima.


It can be performed only on amvasya Shraddha date but can’t be perfomed on bhadrapad purnima. Although Bhadrapada purnima Shraddha falls one day before pitra paksha but it is not the part of pitra paksha.


Usually pitra paksha starts on the following day of Bhadrapada purnima Shraddha. The Bhadrapada is parva Shraddhas 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.


Purnima Shraddha – 5th - September 2017 (Tuesday)


Purnima sharddha muhurat timing –


In this section, purnima Shraddha timing are being described below. Lets check it out.


  1. Kutup Muhurat timing - 12:08 pm to 12:57 (49 mins)
  2. Rohina Muhurat timing – 12:57 pm to 01:46 (49 mins)
  3. Aparahna kaal Muhurat timing – 01:46 pm to 04:14 pm (2 hours 27 mins)
  4. Purnima tithi begins = on 05 September 2017, 12:41 pm (Tuesday)
  5. Purnima tithi ends = on 06 September 2017, 12:32 (Tuesday)


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.


  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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