Also known as Gyaras Shraddha, Ekadashi Shraddha is performed for the deceased family members who died on Ekadashi day or the eleventh day of both Krishna Paksha (waning lunar phase) and Shukla Paksha (waxing lunar phase).
Why are Pitru Paksha Shraddhas important?
Pitru Paksha Shraddhas are highly auspicious ceremonies. If you have missed out performing the ancestral worship and offerings during the right time and month of the death of your ancestors, you can any way perform them during the appropriate tithi during the Pitru Paksha. The ceremonies done during the Pitru Paksha to please the ancestors can give immense results as per the beliefs advocated by our scriptures.
What to do during Pitru Paksha Shraddhas
Pitru Paksha Shraddhas are also known by the name Parvan Shraddhas. This means they can be performed either during Rohina Muhurat or Kutup Muhurat. During other times, you can perform tarpan as per your wish and convenience. However, during the Pitru paksha shraddhas, tarpans are done at the end of shraddha ceremonies as a concluding procedure.
Benefits of performing Pitru Paksha Shraddha
Pitru Paksha Shraddhas remove the hurdles to progress and make the performers and their families do well in life. It can clear the malefic effects of the Pitru Dosha or Pitru Shaap which arises due to the negligence of the ancestral ceremonies and offerings. The families that perform Pitru Paksha Shraddhas regularly are blessed with good progeny, welfare of the children, wealth and overall happiness. Hence the Shastras attach a great importance to the Pitru Paksha Shraddhas.