What is Pitr paksha Ends?
Pitr-paksha is also known as Shraddh by people, where they are offering many
rituals and customs to their dead parents and ancestors. It always begins in the
month of September and goes for the period of 15 days and then ends after that
period. Pitr-Paksha is performed during Krishna paksha where it begins in the
History of Pitra-Paksha
History behind this is related to Karn who has made lots of donations in his
lifetime to all needy people. When he died and went to paradise, he gets all the
things back what he has made in charity but he did not get food because he has
given food in charity. He strived for many days, one day when he met Yamraj, he
has been given a chance to go back to earth and made lots of food charity and
return back to paradise after 14 days .So this period is considered the best one
for donate food to poor and needy people
How Pitr-Paksha comes to an end
The last day of Pitr-Paksha is considered the most important day in this period.
This is the special occasion in which some rites are offered to next 3 preceding
generation to keep their soul indebted for many years.
Shraddh is performed by the eldest son or eldest male in the family. On this
great day food is offered to cow and crows. It is believed that on this period
of 15 days all our ancestors come down. On this great day that is performing all
rites and rituals have to wear a dhoti to carry on his customs. On the last day
of sharaddh people used to end this day by taking dip in the water which will
signify that all his bad deeds are washed away. On this great day some people
used to offer food to Brahmins which they consider very nice things according to
them. Some people used to go to holy places like Haridwar and Varanasi to carry
out their rites and rituals. During this period people are not allowed to do any
good things for the entire period nor buy any clothes.