Shraaddha paksh
Pitru Paksha or Shraddha is a 16 days long period in which Hindus pray for the soul of their ancestors. They are bound to pay obeisance to their dead ancestors and they do it with great respect in their heart for them. During the Pitru Paksha people offer all the things that they do every year to the dead and will request Almighty to grant peace to their souls. pitrapaksh The period of Shraddha always occur during the month of September and October if seen from Gregorian dates and in the month of Bhadrapada as per the Hindu pitrapakshlunar calendar. Pitra Paksha is start with the full Moon night and the ending night will be the new Moon night like all the years. Shraddha is an important religious event. It is believed that it is very necessary to honor the dead ancestor as they are the foundations of our life today. They spend their life working for the betterment of upcoming generation and it is duty of the present generation to pray for their peace. Shraddha must be performed on the day on which the ancestor died. There are various specific dates on which the Shraadh must be performed in accordance to the death of the person. The rituals of the Pitru Paksha might differ from family to family. But, the basic ritual include offering food and worshipping.

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