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  • Wednesday 28th Sep 2016
Magha Shraddha Trayodashi Shraddha Pradosh Vrat
width="259" height="194" /> Auspicious Shraddha Timings

Kutup (कुतुप) Muhurat = 11:53 to 12:41
Duration = 0 Hours 47 Mins
Rohina (रौहिण) Muhurat = 12:41 to 13:28
Duration = 0 Hours 47 Mins
Aparahna (अपराह्न) Kaal = 13:28 to 15:50
Duration = 2 Hours 22 Mins
Magha Nakshatra Begins = 16:00 on 27/Sep/2016
Magha Nakshatra Ends = 17:25 on 28/Sep/2016

2016 Magha Shraddha

Magha Shraddha is done during Pitru Paksha when Magha Nakshatra prevails during Aparahna Kala. If Magha Nakshatra prevails partially during Aparahna Kala on two days then the day when it prevails for longer duration it considered. If both Magha Nakshatra and Trayodashi Tithi prevail during Aparahna on the same day then it is known as Magha Trayodashi Shraddha. Nakshatra Magha is significant during Pitru Paksha because it is ruled by Pitrs, the spirits of the departed ancestors. Pitru Paksha Shraddhas are Parvan Shraddhas and auspicious time to perform them is either Kutup Muhurat and Rohina etc. Muhurat after that till Aparahna Kala gets over. Tarpan is done at the end of the Shraddha.


Auspicious Shraddha Timings

Kutup (कुतुप) Muhurat = 11:53 to 12:41
Duration = 0 Hours 47 Mins
Rohina (रौहिण) Muhurat = 12:41 to 13:28
Duration = 0 Hours 47 Mins
Aparahna (अपराह्न) Kaal = 13:28 to 15:50
Duration = 2 Hours 22 Mins
Trayodashi Tithi Begins = 01:33 on 28/Sep/2016
Trayodashi Tithi Ends = 02:32 on 29/Sep/2016

2016 Trayodashi Shraddha

Trayodashi Shraddha is done for those deceased family members who died on Trayodashi Tithi, including both Shukla and Krishna Paksha Trayodashi.


Trayodashi Shraddha Tithi is also suitable to perform Shraddha for dead children. This Shraddha Tithi is also known as Kakbali and Balabholani Teras in Gujarat. Trayodashi Shraddha is also known as Teras Shraddha.


Pitru Paksha Shraddhas are Parvan Shraddhas(पार्वण श्राद्ध) and auspicious time to perform them is either Kutup Muhurat and Rohina etc. Muhurat after that till Aparahna Kala gets over. Tarpan (तर्पण) is done at the end of the Shraddha.


Pradosh Vrat is observed to seek blessings of Lord Shiva. Pradosh Vrat is observed on both Trayodashi Tithis, i.e. Shukla Paksha Trayodashi and Krishna Paksha Trayodashi, in lunar month. Some people distinguish between Shukla and Krishna Paksha Pradosham. When Pradosham day falls on Monday it is called Soma Pradosham, on Tuesday it is called Bhauma Pradosham and on Saturday it is called as Shani Pradosham.For Pradosham Vrat, day is fixed when Trayodashi Tithi falls during Pradosh Kaal which starts after Sunset. The time window after Sunset when Trayodashi Tithi and Pradosh time overlaps is auspicious for Shiva Puja. DrikPanchang.com lists this time for all Pradosham and this time should be preferred for doing Shiva Puja.


Location based Pradosham Days

It is important to understand that fasting day for Pradosham might differ for two cities even if those cities are within same Indian state. Fasting for Pradosham depends on sunset time and it is observed when Trayodashi Tithi prevails after sunset. Hence Pradosham fasting might be observed on Dwadashi Tithi i.e. one day before Trayodashi Tithi. As Sunset time is different for all cities, it is important to refer Hindu calendar like this website which lists location based Pradosham days. As generating location based dates are time consuming most sources ignore this fact and publish single list for all cities.


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