News18 English

Shradh 2018: All You Need to Know About Its Significance & Rituals

India | News18 | September 24, 2018, 11:30 am
X
1/ 9
 Shradh 2018 commences today i.e. Monday, 24th September 2018 and will conclude on Monday, 8th October 2018. (Image: PTI)

Shradh 2018 commences today i.e. Monday, 24th September 2018 and will conclude on Monday, 8th October 2018. (Image: PTI)

X
2/ 9
 The Pitru Paksha Shradh commence on the Purnima or Full Moon Day (at times the next day) and conclude on Amavasya or the New Moon Day. (Image: Reuters)

The Pitru Paksha Shradh commence on the Purnima or Full Moon Day (at times the next day) and conclude on Amavasya or the New Moon Day. (Image: Reuters)

X
3/ 9
 The dark fortnight or 15 days period of the Bhadrapadh month as per Hindu Lunar Calendar is marked as Pitru Paksha Shradh and observed as an obeisance to ancestors. (Image: Reuters)

The dark fortnight or 15 days period of the Bhadrapadh month as per Hindu Lunar Calendar is marked as Pitru Paksha Shradh and observed as an obeisance to ancestors. (Image: Reuters)

X
4/ 9
 As per Hindu religion, the Shradh of a departed elder should be performed every year on the date (tithi) and month of the death of the deceased; however, if the date is not known then Shradh could be performed on the Amavasya of that month. (Image: Reuters)

As per Hindu religion, the Shradh of a departed elder should be performed every year on the date (tithi) and month of the death of the deceased; however, if the date is not known then Shradh could be performed on the Amavasya of that month. (Image: Reuters)

X
5/ 9
 For Pitars or Ancestors, the Shradh Pitru Paksha period is considered as the right time and ‘tarpan’ is performed as a remembrance and respect to the antecedents. (Image: Reuters)

For Pitars or Ancestors, the Shradh Pitru Paksha period is considered as the right time and ‘tarpan’ is performed as a remembrance and respect to the antecedents. (Image: Reuters)

X
6/ 9
 There are a total of 16 Shradhas on which the rituals should be performed preferably during the Kutup Muhurat or Rohina Muhurat. (Image: Reuters)

There are a total of 16 Shradhas on which the rituals should be performed preferably during the Kutup Muhurat or Rohina Muhurat. (Image: Reuters)

X
7/ 9
 The Shradh of Pitars is ideally performed at home; however, people also carry out rituals in temples, holy places, forests as well as riversides. (Image: Reuters)

The Shradh of Pitars is ideally performed at home; however, people also carry out rituals in temples, holy places, forests as well as riversides. (Image: Reuters)

X
8/ 9
 It is believed that the Ancestors may pay a visit to your home during the Pitru Paksha Shradhas; thereby, Hindus offer food or clothing to anyone that seeks it during this period. (Image: Reuters)

It is believed that the Ancestors may pay a visit to your home during the Pitru Paksha Shradhas; thereby, Hindus offer food or clothing to anyone that seeks it during this period. (Image: Reuters)

X
9/ 9
 Non-vegetarian food and alcohol are abstained besides shopping for new clothes and ornaments as this is fortnight is considered a mourning time to pay homage to the departed souls. (Image: Reuters)

Non-vegetarian food and alcohol are abstained besides shopping for new clothes and ornaments as this is fortnight is considered a mourning time to pay homage to the departed souls. (Image: Reuters)

Loading...