Mahalaya Paksha 2012

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Mahalaya Paksha starts on 30 September and it ends on 15th October in 2012. The dark fortnight of Ashwini Month is known as Mahalaya Paksha. Mahalaya Paksha is also called as Pitra Amavasya or Pitrulaya Amavasya. Tarpan during the auspicious Mahalaya Paksha will bless your ancestors and will free them from all their sins. Donating food is considered to be the greatest charity of all the charities. Mahalaya Paksha begins with the full moon day (Purnima) that occurs immediately after the Ganesh festival and ending with the new moon day known as Sarvapitri amavasya, Apart from this Shradh is also performed on the birth star of the dead person and also on the nakshatra the person died.

The male who performs the shraddha should take a purifying bath should wear a dhoti. The shraddha involves pinda-daan, which is an offering to the ancestors of pindas. shraddha should be performed in front of a brahmin. Pindam (It is done by combing the wheat flour, water and milk). The total pindalu will be six. they are three large and three small. Dharba grass is made like a ring and it is weared to the middle finger. Gingelly (Nuvvulu), vermilon (kumkum), turmeric, flowers, akshintalu pour on the pindalu while chanting the names of the dead people like grand fater, forefathers like last three generations. Then the pindalu will be released in to the rivers, lakes. After the pinda pradanam take a bath in the river. Some sweets are made in home and it is given as nivedyam. Donating food, vegetables, rice, grains, clothes on this day will be gracefull.

Mahalaya Paksha Shraddh Dates in 2012 are

September 30 : Mahalya Pitru Paksha begins

October 1 : Dwitiya Shradh

October 2 : Tritiya Shradh

October 3 : Bharani Mahalaya Shradh (Shunya Tithi Shradh)

October 4 : Chaturthi Shradh

October 5 : Panchami Shradh

October 6 : Shasti Shradh

October 7 : Saptami Shradh

October 8 : Ashtami Shradh

October 9 : Navami Shradh

October 10 : Dasami Shradh

October 11 : Ekadashi Shradh

October 12 : Dwadashi Shradh

October 13 : Trayodashi Shradh

October 14 : Chaturdashi Shradh

October 15 : Mahalaya Amavasi (Importent)


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