Pitru Paksha 2012 started on September 30 and ends on October 15, a ritual performed by relatives for the departed souls of dead ancestors, parents and relatives. Tarpan and Shradh are performed on all Amavasi or no moon days. But the most important period to perform Shradh is the Pitru Paksha period during the Krishna Paksha fortnight in Ashwin month (September – October).
October 11, 2012 – Indira Ekadashi Shradh in which many people performs the same rituals however such rituals performed on Ekadashi tithi leads us & our forefathers to hellish planet. (Next, Pasanukusa Ekadashi on 25.10.12)