Dashami Shraddha is the tenth day of the Pitrupaksha Shraddha ceremonies. This event falls on the Dashami (tenth) day of the Krishna Paksha (dark lunar fortnight) of the Bhadrapada month as per the Telugu, Kannada, Marathi and Gujarati calendars and in the month of Ashwin as per the Hindi calendar.
What to do on this day?
On the day of Dashami Shraddha, shraddh and tarpan rituals are performed for those ancestors who died in the day of dashami tithi irrespective of whether they died during Shukla Paksha (bright lunar fortnight) or Krishna Paksha (dark lunar fortnight). Apart from the shraddha and tarpan ceremonies, this day is highly suitable for performing Vishnu puja.
Benefits of dashami shraddha
Performing dashami shraddha helps in improving the memory, concentration, knowledge, skills and mind power. By doing dashami shraddha an individual can become a highly skilled worker.
Where to perform dashami shraddha?
The best places to perform dashami shraddha are Varanasi, Gaya, Rameshwaram, Haridwar, Mukkudal, Mukkombu, Anbil, Bhavani and Prayag. It is believed that performing dashami shraddha in these places can give immense results to the performers.
About pitru paksha shraddhas
Pitru Paksha Shraddhas are considered highly auspicious to give offerings, prayers and tarpan to the deceased ancestors. These ceremonies are Parvan Shraddhas and the best time to perform them are Kutup Muhurat or Rohina Mhurat. The ceremonies have to be performed before the Aparahna Kal (post meridian) time comes to a close. Usually the tarpan must be performed at the end of the Pitru Paksha Shraddhas.