2023 Dashami Shradh: Significance and Ritual Timings
The Dashami Shradh, a revered Hindu ritual, holds immense significance in the Indian cultural and spiritual landscape. Celebrated during the Pitru Paksha, also known as Mahalaya Paksha, this ritual is dedicated to paying homage to one’s ancestors. Here’s a comprehensive guide to the 2023 Dashami Shradh, its significance, and the auspicious timings to perform the rituals.
Dashami Shradh 2023: Date and Time
Dashami Tithi Begins – 10:12 on Oct 08, 2023
Dashami Tithi Ends – 12:36 on Oct 09, 2023
Significance of Dashami Shradh
Dashami Shradh, also known as Dasami Shradh, is one of the Parvan Shradhas. The auspicious time to perform these rituals is either during the Kutup Muhurat or the Rohina Muhurat, extending till the end of the Aparahna Kala. The ritual concludes with the Tarpan, a ceremonial offering made to the ancestors.
The Essence of Pitru Paksha
Pitru Paksha Shradhas are dedicated to paying respects to one’s forefathers. The Dashami Shradh is especially significant as it marks the culmination of this period. The last day of Pitru Paksha is also recognized as Sarvapitri Amavasya or Mahalaya Amavasya, emphasizing its importance in the Hindu calendar.
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The Dashami Shradh is a profound way for individuals to connect with their roots, express gratitude, and seek blessings from their ancestors. By adhering to the prescribed timings and rituals, devotees can ensure that their offerings reach their forefathers and bring peace to their souls.