10 Lines on Pitra Paksha

Pitra Paksha or the fortnight of our ancestors falls on the month of Bhadrapada where people perform rites and rituals for their deceased ancestors as there is a saying that it is very easy to pacify an angry god but it is very difficult to pacify the ancestors once they become angry.

In Hindu religion, our ancestors are considered as of greater importance than god. To seek their blessings and to give them our tribute, Pitra Paksha is observed.

Pitra Paksha is considered to be inauspicious and any religious or auspicious events are not done during this period other than rituals and paying tribute to our forefathers.

Ten Lines on Pitra Paksha in English

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10 Lines on Pitra Paksha – Set 1

1) Pitra Paksha is a 16 day period in Hindu religion dedicated to the people’s ancestors.

2) Pitra Paksha comes in the month of September-October as per Gregorian calendar.

3) Pitra Paksha starts from “Purnima” or full moon and ends on “Amavasya” or no moon.

4) Pitra Paksha period is considered as sun’s transition from northern to southern hemisphere.

5) Pita Paksha is the period when people invoke their ancestors and seek their blessings.

6) It is believed that souls of ancestors come from “Pitra Lok” and stay on earth for a month.

7) Pitra Paksha is considered inauspicious because people conduct last rites of their ancestors.

9) As per the customs, the rituals of “Shraddh” should be performed in late afternoon hours.

8) Shraddh is a custom to offer food and water to deceased ancestors in order to please them.

10) On Pitra Paksha, people either recite “Garuda Purana” or “Shrimad Bhagwat” in their homes.


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10 Lines on Pitra Paksha – Set 2

1) Pitra Paksha also known as “Pitri Paksha” which means “fortnight of the ancestors” is a 16 days period where people pay tribute to their ancestors.

2) As per Hindu calendar, Pitra Paksha falls on the 2nd fortnight of the lunar month of Bhadrapada and on September-October in Gregorian calendar.

3) We get the traces of Pitra Paksha in the ancient epic “Mahabharata” written around 400 BCE where “Bhishma” is telling “Yudhishthira” about “Pitra Paksha”.

4) Pitri Paksha is a period when the ancestors who not alive, are respected, worshiped for seeking their blessings.

5) Hindus believe that the souls of three preceding ancestors rest in a different ‘Lok’ called as “Pitri Lok”, located between the heaven and the earth.

6) When someone from the current generation dies then the soul of first generation ancestor goes from Pitra Lok to heaven to meet the god.

7) The rituals of Pitra Paksha are very much important to be performed by sons so that the soul of his ancestors must reach to the heaven.

8) Pitri Paksha is considered very inauspicious to the Hindus as on this occasion they perform death rites called as “Shraddha” or “Tarpan”.

9) On a specific date, the rituals of “tarpan” are performed which is calculated and decided as per Hindu astrological calendar called “Panchang”.

10) Last day of Pitra Paksha is called as “Pitri Visarjani Amavasya” and performing havan, giving food to animals and alms to poor are considered pious.

There are some religious and mythological aspects which are attached with Pitra Paksha. Many people and their families suffer from “Pitra Dosh”, a kind of problem where family members indulge in quarrels, no new birth takes place and prosperity gets halted. It is considered that our ancestors are angry with us. In order to pacify our ancestors and to seek their blessings, shraddh and havan are conducted in Pitra Paksha.