Understanding Saptami Shradh: Significance, Date, and Rituals in 2023
Saptami Shradh is a significant ritual observed during the Pitru Paksha, also known as Mahalaya Paksha. This ritual holds immense importance in Hindu traditions, as it is dedicated to deceased family members who passed away on the Saptami Tithi. The ritual is observed in both the Shukla and Krishna Paksha phases of the lunar month.
Date and Timings for 2023
Saptami Tithi Begins – 05:41 on Oct 05, 2023
Saptami Tithi Ends – 06:34 on Oct 06, 2023
Significance of Saptami Shraddha
Saptami Shradh is performed for those family members who departed on the Saptami Tithi. The rituals during this day are considered Parvan Shradhas, and the most auspicious time to perform them is during the Kutup Muhurat, followed by the Rohina Muhurat, and then until the Aparahna Kala concludes. At the end of the Shradh, a ritual called “Tarpan” is performed.
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Saptami Shradh is a profound way for Hindus to pay their respects and show their reverence to deceased family members. It’s a day of remembrance, reflection, and rituals. Observing this day with dedication and sincerity ensures that the souls of the departed find peace and solace.