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Shradh 2014: Special Days For Ancestors

Shradh 2014 Date

23th

September 2014

(Tuesday)

Shradh 2014 Puja Muhurat

  • For Shradh rituals during Pitru Paksha: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • For Tarpan during Pitru Paksha: 8 a.m to 12 p.m.

The dates of Shradh in 2014 are beginning from September 8 and ending on September 23. Honoring and paying tribute to our ancestors for whatever they have given so far defines Tarpan, which you can perform in Pitru Paksha in 2014. Read the article on AstroSage to know more about Shraddha in 2014.

Shradh in 2014 are important for the peace of our ancestors. Shradh marks an important time for performing the ritual of Tarpan. Hindus will perform rituals of Tarpan for their departed ancestors or forefathers in the year 2014 also. Performing Tarpan in Shradh is a way of remembering, thanksgiving and honoring the ancestors for whatever they have given to the present generations. It is a way of telling them that they are still an important part of the family and they still resides in our memories. Period of Shradh is also known as Pitru Paksha. Pitru Dosha arises if one does not perform the rituals of Tarpan in Shraddh.

Every year, an important period of 16 days (Pitru Paksha or Shraadh) is dedicated to the ancestors or forefathers. Pitru Paksha is considered perfect for performing Tarpan rituals. It is believed that the rituals performed during Shraddh produces best results for pleasing the ancestors. Shradh occurs right before the Sharada Navaratri in autumn. Like every year, Shraddha will come again in 2014 with a great significance for our ancestors and for us.

Shradh or Tarpan ritual is also performed on the death anniversary of the departed family member. Different Tarpan rituals are performed for different departed members of the family or a particular day from Shraddha during Pitru Paksha is dedicated to that departed member. His or her favorite food items and clothes are offered to Brahmins or Pandits. Brahmins consume the food items and except the offerings and it is believed that finally they reached to our ancestors or forefathers.

Pitru Paksha or Shraadh is considered as an inauspicious period for starting of any new venture and shopping of new clothes or any household item. People will perform Tarpan rituals in Pitru Paksha in 2014 for the peace of souls of their ancestors. Every year, days for performing Shraddha fall on different dates. Know about the dates of Shradh in 2014 below.

Shraadh In 2014

Hindu Calendar, the important days of Shradh in 2014 during Pitru Paksha are from September 8 to September 23, 2014.

Refer to the table of important dates given below of Pitru Paksha in 2014:

Pitru Paksha 2014 Dates

Shradh Date Day
Purnima Shradh 2014 September 8 Monday
Ptratipada Shradh 2014 September 9 Tuesday
Dwitiya Shradh 2014 September 10 Wednesday
Tritiya Shradh 2014 September 11 Thursday
Chaturthi Shradh 2014 September 12 Friday
Panchami Shradh 2014 September 13 Saturday
Sashthi Shradh 2014 September 14 Sunday
Saptami Shradh 2014 September 15 Monday
Ashtami Shradh 2014 September 16 Tuesday
Navami Shradh 2014 September 17 Wednesday
Dashami Shradh 2014 September 18 Thursday
Ekadashi Shradh 2014 September 19 Friday
Dwadashi Shradh 2014 September 20 Saturday
Trayodashi Shradh 2014 September 21 Sunday
Chaturdashi Shradh 2014 September 22 Monday
Sarv Pitru Amavasya Shradh 2014 September 23 Tuesday

The last day of Pitru Paksha is known as Sarva Pitru Amavasya Shradh because on this day one can perform the Shraddha of anyone.

Significance Of Shradh In 2014

Lets discuss the significance of performing rituals of Tarpan during Pitru Paksha for our ancestors, before performing them in 2014.

Blessings Of Ancestors

In Hindu mythology, it is believed that our ancestors are still watching us, they are protecting us from the hurdles of life and blessing us. But at the same time, they want us to remember them and pay respect and honor to them because they had already given us a lot and still giving a lot.

Rituals of Tarpan in Shraddha is a way to pay our gratitude toward the ancestors for all that they have given or giving to us. It is believed that if the rituals are performed with full faith, love, and respect, our ancestors get happy and protect us from all the evil powers of the universe. They dont let anything harm us either it is natural or supernatural.

No matter what we dedicate, an expensive or less expensive gift, but what is important is our love and respect. Whatever we dedicate, we should dedicate it with love and respect. Our honor will make them happy instead of the price of our gift. Our ancestors will bless us again in 2014.

For The Peace Of Souls

We inherit the assets and properties of our ancestors, but at the same time we also inherit the results of their misdeeds. Sometimes, their misdeeds do not allow them to attain the peace after death. This disturbance of their souls can sometimes affect the present generations of the family. The rituals of Tarpan in Sraddha helps them in attaining the peace of soul and paying of the misdeeds of their lives. Help your ancestors in gaining peace of soul by performing the Tarpan rituals in Shraadh 2014.

Remove The Effects Of Unnatural Death

Unnatural deaths are a big reason for the disturbances of souls. Unnatural deaths are those which occur before the actual or natural time of death for that person. They can occur from any kind of accident or sometimes suicides may also be the reason for unnatural deaths. It can happen to anyone, be it an older or younger member of the family. Rituals of Tarpan in Shraddha are of a great significance in removing the effects of these unnatural deaths, and attaining the divine peace of soul. Perform the rituals of Tarpan on Shraadh in 2014 to remove the effects of unnatural deaths.

Tarpan Reduces The Effect Of Kaal Sarp Dosh

Kaal Sarp Dosha is a kind of sin in the birth chart of an individual. People with the Kaal Sarp Dosha are likely to face money or fertility related problems. It is believed that the rituals of Shraddha or Tarpan are helpful in reducing the effect of Kaal Sarp Dosha. So, the rituals of Tarpan in Pitru Paksha in 2014 will help in reducing the effect of Kaal Sarp Dosha.

We hope that after reading this, you will understand the significance of the Tarpan rituals or Shraddha (Pitru Paksha) better for performing in 2014.

Legend Of Shraadh Or Pitru Paksha

Lets talk about the legend of Pitru Paksha or Sraddha, before performing the rituals of Tarpan during Shradh in 2014.

Legend Of Karna In Mahabharata

According to the epic Mahabharata when Karna died, his soul was sent to heaven. There he was offered only gold and silver ornaments as food. He asked King of Gods, Indra, the reason for serving him ornaments as food, but not the real food. Lord Indra told him that he had only donated gold and silver ornaments to the needy people, but never donated the real food to his ancestors.

Karna said he was not aware of his ancestors and thus doesnt donated anything for them. Indra gave him 15 days period to go back on earth and donate food and other offering on the name of his ancestors. He came back and performed the rituals of Shraadh or Tarpan for the peace of souls of his ancestors.

Keep in mind the significance of performing Tarpan rituals, while performing them during Shraddha in 2014.

What Is Pitru Loka?

Pitru Loka is the region between earth and heaven. The souls of up to three preceding generations of ones ancestors stay in Pitru Loka. When any member of the next generation dies, the soul of ancestor from the first generation shifts to heaven. Then, the Shraddha or Pitru Paksha rituals for the very first ancestor are stopped. Yama (the lord of death) plays a very important role in Pitru Loka. He takes the souls of departed family members to Pitru Loka.

How To Perform Shraadh Rituals In 2014?

Read how to perform Shradha or Tarpan rituals in 2014. You can also perform the Tarpan rituals performed during the 16 special days of Shraddh or Pitru Paksha in 2014. Pitru Paksha has a special significance for Tarpan rituals and the rituals performed during Pitru Paksha produces best results.

Where To Perform Shraadh

Mostly Shraddha or Pitru Paksha rituals are performed on the shore of any water body such as river or sea. Rivers are having a very special and sacred place in Hindu mythology. It is believed that if the ashes of the departed family member are flown in the water of holy river like Ganga or Yamuna, and if the rituals of Tarpan are performed on the shore of river or sea, then it produces best results.

Places like Haridwar, Rishikesh, Allahabad, Kashi, Puri, Rameshwaram are considered as appropriate for these ceremonies.

When To Perform Shraadh?

Shraddha should be performed on the death anniversary of the departed family member, but if it is not possible or if one forgets the date, these rituals can be performed on the last day of Pitru Paksha or on the Sarvapitri Amavasya.

Noon time is considered best for performing Shraddh rituals during Pitru Paksha i.e. during the time of 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For Tarpan ceremony, morning time is considered best that is during the time of 8 a.m to 12 p.m during Pitru Paksha.

Find out the Tithi (according to Hindu calendar) for performing Shradh by using Shraddha Tithi Finder Tool. Best results are produced by performing Shradh on the same Tithi, according to the death of our ancestor.

How To Perform Shraddh Rituals In 2014?

  1. For performing Shradh rituals, prepare pure vegetarian food, you can also prepare the favorite food of the departed person. This food is offered to the Brahmins or Pandits, and known as Brahmin Bhoj.
  2. Cook Kheer and other food items, as per your family traditions.
  3. Offer prayers for the peace of souls of ancestors.
  4. The food should also be offered to cows, crows, and dogs on banana leaves.
  5. Different fruits, sweets and cereals can also be served.
  6. Serve the needy like beggars and old people for the peace of the ancestors souls.

What Not To Do While Performing Shraadh In 2014?

Lets check out the things that we should avoid while performing the Tarpan rituals during Shraddh in 2014.

  1. Do not use non-vegetarian items for preparing food.
  2. Do not consume alcohol while performing the rituals.
  3. Avoid haircuts or shaving while performing the rituals.
  4. Never use iron vessels for preparing or serving food.
  5. Do not perform rituals in the evening, dusk and dawn.

What Is Pitru Dosha?

Pitru Dosha arises when one does not perform the rituals of Tarpan for the peace of souls of his/her ancestors. The Pitru Dosha arises only when the souls of ancestors are not in peace.

Pitru Dosha can be identified by reading the birth chart of an individual. It can be cured by performing the Shraddha rituals.

Performing Shraddha and Tarpan rituals in 2014 is very important for the attainment of peace by our ancestors souls and for receiving their blessings in 2014.