October 19, 2021

Shradh 2021

Shradh has a lot of importance in Hinduism. Shradh is performed to please or respect our ancestors in Pitru Paksha. According to religious beliefs, by doing work related to the ancestors during shradh, the ancestors get salvation. Shradh starts from the full moon date of Shukla Paksha in the Bhadra month. Shradh lasts till the new moon day of Krishna Paksha of Ashwin month.

Shradh 2021 Date

Shradh 2021
Shradh 2021

Poornima Shradh – 20 September 2021-

Pratipada Shradh – 21 September 2021

Dwitiya Shradh – 22 September 2021

Tritiya Shradh – 23 September 2021

Chaturthi Shradh – 24 September 2021,

Panchami Shraddha – 25 September 2021

Shashti Shradh – 27 September 2021

Saptami Shraddha – 28 September 2021

Ashtami Shradh – 29 September 2021

Navami Shraddha – 30 September 2021

Dashami Shraddha – 1 October 2021

Ekadashi Shradh – 2nd October 2021

Dwadashi Shradh – 3 October 2021

Trayodashi Shraddha – 4 October 2021

Chaturdashi Shradh – 5 October 2021

Amavasya Shraddha – 6 October 2021

Shradh- Importance

2021 Shradh is performed for the peace of the ancestors’ souls and for their offerings. The meaning of Shradh here is to show respect to one’s ancestors with reverence. In Shradh Paksha, respect is given to their ancestors for a period of 15 days at a particular time. This period is called Pitru Paksha i.e. Shraddha Paksha. 

According to Vedic astrology, Pitru Paksha is celebrated when the Sun enters the Virgo sign. For the peace of the souls of ancestors, Tarpan and Pind Daan are considered best in Pitru Paksha.

In the modern era, as soon as the name of Shradh comes, it is often called superstition. The question is whether the food fed to Brahmins during the period of Shradh goes to the ancestors? In this age of nuclear families, many children do not even know the names of their grandparents. In such a situation, there is no point in asking the name of great-grandfather or great-grandfather. It is very important to understand the importance of Shradh if you want the family name to last for generations to come.

There is a proper purpose of Shradh Karma, which has been linked to the religious act. Actually, Shradh introduces the coming child to their ancestors. During these 15 days, those departed souls are remembered due to whom the family tree stands.

Shradh 2021 Vidhi 

Sesame, rice, barley, etc. are given more importance in Shradh. Along with this, it is also mentioned in the Puranas that only eligible Brahmins have the right to perform Shradh. Til and Kush have the highest importance in Shradh. The food items offered to ancestors in Shradh should be offered in the form of Pindi. The right of Shradh is also given to women including sons, brothers, grandsons, great-grandsons.

Shradh- Importance Of Crows

The crow is considered to be the form of progenitor. It is believed that our ancestors, taking the form of a crow, come to our house at noon on the appointed date to perform Shradh. If they don’t get Shradh, they get angry. For this reason the first part of Shradh is given to the crows.

Shradh- How To perform?

It can be done by a Brahmin or any qualified ritualist. You can also do it yourself if you want.

For Shradh Vidhi, take these ingredients – a pair of snake-serpentine, rice, black sesame, white clothes, 11 betel nuts, milk, water, and garland. Then sit facing east or south. Place the material on the white cloth. Chant 108 times with a rosary or pray to the ancestors with apologies for providing happiness, peace, prosperity, and removing the trouble. Offer pudding, kheer, and food to Brahmins, poor, cows, dogs, and birds with reverence.

Shradh- 5 important rules

There are 5 main actions that must be done in Shradh-

  1. Tarpan- Offer milk, sesame, kusha, flowers, fragrant water to the Pitras daily.
  2. Pind Daan- Give food to the needy by donating rice or barley.
  3. Clothing: Give clothes to the poor.
  4. Dakshina: After having food, give Dakshina and also touch the feet.
  5. Social acts like education donation, blood donation, food donation, tree plantation, or medical donation must be done in the name of ancestors.

Conclusion

To sum up, we have mentioned all about Shradh 2021 along with the importance of Shradh and how to perform shradh vidhi with all heart and soul to please our ancestors. The important part of performing shradh or pitru paksha is the importance of feeding to the needy and social acts like feeding the needy, donations, charity, etc can be done. This year get ready to serve the best to your ancestors as sharadh are going to start from 20 September to 6 October.

Naveen Dagar

Hi, I’m Naveen Dagar. The founder of this blog NationalDay and many others. I’m a full-time blogger, a digital marketer.

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