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2014 Amavasya Tithi Shraddha during Mahalaya Paksha for Woodbridge, United States
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Amavasya Shraddha

23rd
September 2014
(Tuesday)
Sarvapitru Amavasya
 
Amavasya Shraddha

Auspicious Shraddha Timings


Kutup (कुतुप) Muhurat = 12:25 to 13:13
Duration = 0 Hours 47 Mins
Rohina (रौहिण) Muhurat = 13:13 to 14:01
Duration = 0 Hours 47 Mins
Aparahana (अपराह्न) Kaal = 14:01 to 16:24
Duration = 2 Hours 23 Mins
Amavasya Tithi Begins = 00:14 on 23/Sep/2014
Amavasya Tithi Ends = 02:13 on 24/Sep/2014
Note - 24-hour clock with local time & DST adjusted for all Muhurat timings (if applicable)
2014 Amavasya Shraddha

Amavasya Tithi Shraddha is done for those deceased family members who died on Amavasya Tithi, Purnima Tithi and Chaturdashi Tithi.

If someone is not able to perform Shraddha on all Tithis then single Shraddha (for all) on this day is enough to appease all deceased souls in the family. If death anniversary of ancestors are not known or forgotten then those Shraddhas can be performed on this Tithi. That's why Amavasya Shraddha is also known as Sarvapitra Moksha Amavasya.

Also Mahalaya Shraddha for those who died on Purnima Tithi is also done on Amavasya Shraddha Tithi and not on Bhadrapada Purnima. Although Bhadrapada Purnima Shraddha falls one day before Pitru Paksha but it is not part of Pitru Paksha. Usually Pitru Paksha starts on the next day of Bhadrapada Purnima Shraddha.

Amavasya Shraddha is also known as Amavas Shraddha. In West Bengal Mahalaya Amavasya marks the beginning of Navratri festivity. It is believed that Goddess Durga was descended on the Earth on this day.

Pitru Paksha Shraddhas are Parvan Shraddhas(पार्वण श्राद्ध) and auspicious time to perform them is either Kutup Muhurat and Rohina etc. Muhurat after that till Aparahana Kaal gets over. Tarpan (तर्पण) is done at the end of the Shraddha.

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