Sarva Pitru Amavasya 2023: When is Sarva Pitru Amavasya? On that day, Shraddha will be performed for such ancestors...


Every year Sarva Pitru Amavasya is celebrated on the Amavasya date of Krishna Paksha of Ashwin month. It is also called Ashwin Amavasya and Mahalaya Amavasya. The date of Sarva Pitru Amavasya is very important in Pitru Paksha because, on that day, Shraddha, Tarpan, Pind Daan, etc. are performed for all the known and unknown ancestors. When is Sarva Pitru Amavasya this year? What is the time of Shraddha on Sarva Pitru Amavasya? What is its exact date and significance? Dr. Mrityunjay Tiwari, Head of the Astrology Department of Shri Kallaji Vedic University, is telling about all these in detail.


When is Sarva Pitru Amavasya?
According to the Vedic calendar, this year the date of Ashwin Krishna Amavasya is going to start at 09.50 pm on Friday, 13th October, and will end at 11.24 pm on Saturday, 14th October. If seen on the basis of Udayatithi, this year Sarva Pitru Amavasya is on Saturday, 14th October. This is also Shani Amavasya.

What is the timing of Shraddha on Sarva Pitru Amavasya 2023?
On October 14, on the day of Sarva Pitru Amavasya, the time of Shraddha of ancestors starts from 11.44 am in the morning and will continue till 03.35 pm. This includes all three Kutup Muhurta, Rohin Muhurta, and Aparahan Kaal. On Sarva Pitru Amavasya, Kutup Muhurta will be 46 minutes, Rohin Muhurta will be 46 minutes and afternoon time will be 02 hours 18 minutes.

Kutup Muhurta: 11:44 AM to 12:30 PM
Rohin Muhurta: 12:30 PM to 13:16 PM
Afternoon Time: 13:16 PM to 15:35 PM
What is the significance of Sarva Pitru Amavasya?
Among the 16 dates of Pitru Paksha, Sarva Pitru Amavasya has special significance because on this day you can perform Shraddha, Tarpan, etc. of all the ancestors. If you do not know about your ancestors and whose date of death is not known, then on the day of Sarva Pitru Amavasya, you can perform Tarpan, Pind Daan, Brahmin feast, Panchbali Karma, Shraddha, etc. for them. In this, the Shraddha of parents can also be performed. However, on the Navami Shraddha date, the Shraddha of all the parents is performed.

Sarva Pitra Amavasya in Indra Yoga and Hasta Nakshatra
On the day of Sarva Pitru Amavasya, Indra Yoga starts from morning till 10:25 am, after that Vaidhriti Yoga starts. Hasta Nakshatra starts from morning till 04.24 pm and after that, it is Chitra Nakshatra.


Bath donation on Sarva Pitru Amavasya
You should take a bath in the morning on Sarva Pitru Amavasya. On this day, after taking bath in the holy rivers, offer water, sesame seeds, and white flowers to your ancestors. At the time of tarpan, wear the sacred thread of Kusha. After that, donate white clothes, rice, fruits, money etc. to satisfy the ancestors. After that definitely give Dakshina. Some vessels i.e. vessels should be given as Dakshina.
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