Pitru Paksha 2022: Keep these things in mind during the 15 days of Pitru Paksha, otherwise there will be a big loss!


Pitru Paksha has a special significance in Hinduism. This year Pitru Paksha is starting on 10th September 2022. During these 15 days of Pitru Paksha, we remember our ancestors and perform Shradh and Tarpan to the ancestors. It is believed that on this day our ancestors descend from heaven to earth to meet their families. Therefore, one should avoid doing any work on these special days, so that there is no lack of respect for the ancestors. Let us know what those things are.


Don't do this onPitru Paksha

Meat, fish, and alcohol should not be consumed during Pitru Paksha. These days, instead of taking tamasic food, one should follow a sattvik diet and avoid eating garlic-onion.

Food items like tobacco should also be kept away during Pitru Paksha. Also, don't smoke.

The person of the house performing Shradh should also follow celibacy.

According to the scriptures, any person, animal, or bird who comes to the door on the day of Pitru Paksha should not be insulted. It is believed that these days your ancestors can appear in any form. So respect and feed every person and animal that comes to your door.

Glass utensils should be avoided during Pitru Paksha. It is considered best to feed Brahmins these days.


On the day of Pitru Paksha, the head of the household or the person performing religious rites should not cut his hair and nails. Also don't shave.

Pumpkin, cucumber, gram, lentils, cumin, salt, and mustard greens should be avoided on the day of Pitru Paksha.

Do not do any auspicious work like marriage, naming, and others during Pitru Paksha. Also, do not buy auspicious works on this day.

Shradh rituals should never be performed in the evening or at night. This work should be done in daylight.