Shashthi Shraddha 2018, Shashthi Tithi Shradh and Puja Ritual | Shivology


What is Shashthi Shraddha?

Shradh or pitra paksha

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Shashthi Shraddha

Shashthi Shraddha is the sixth day of the Sixteen days of Pitru Paksha. Shashthi Shraddha is also known as Chhath Shraddha.

According to the Hindu calendar, Shashthi Shraddha falls on the Chhathi tithi of Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapada month.

As per the North Indian Amavasyant Calendar, Chhath Shradha falls on the sixth day in the month of Ashwin.

This Shradha is very beneficial for those who are facing trouble in their married life. In 2018, the date of Shashthi Shraddha is 30th September on Sunday.

This Shradh is performed for those who died on the Shashthi Tithi as per the Hindu calendar. Deceased may have died in either fortnight i.e. Shukla Paksha or Krishna Paksha.

Tarpan is offered to the deceased and Pind Daan is performed as the process of Shradh.


Date and Muhurat of Shashthi Shradha in 2018 

Shashthi Shradha - 30th September 2018 on Sunday


Shraddha Muhurat on Shashthi Shradh

  • Kutup Muhurat = 11:47 to 12:34
  • Rohina Muhurat = 12:34 to 13:21
  • Apaharan Muhurat  = 13:21 to 15:43

PujaRituals of Shashthi Shradh

  • Shashthi Shraddha rituals involve offering tarpan to the ancestors. It is a way of giving respect and tribute to one’s ancestors.
  • After the tarpan, Pind Daan is performed..
  • After the completion of all the rituals, the food is offered to a Brahmin.
  • You have to give the food to crow or cow.
  • “Daan” is also done on the Shashthi Shradha for the deceased family member who dies on this tithi.

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