Hindu man performing Mahalay shraddha for his ancestors during Pitru paksha

Preparation and the method of Mahalay Shraddha

Mahalay Shraddha is performed on the tithi of the death of the father of the person doing Shraddha during Pitrupaksha. The details of preparation required for the ritual and the method of the ritual are mentioned in this article.


Shraddha performed in Pitrupaksha is called Mahalay shraddha. If Mahalay shraddha is performed for the pitars (departed ancestors) during this period, they remain satisfied throughout the year.