Sarva Pitri Shraddha 2013
(19th Sept to 4th Oct. 2013)
सर्व पित्र अमावस्या
Shraddha श्राद्ध is completed for all those dead members of the family who died on Amavasya Tithi, Purnima Tithi and Chaturdashi Tithi.
If somebody is unable to carry out Shraddha on all Tithis then single Shraddha (for all) on this day will calm down all deceased souls in the family. If death anniversary of ancestors aren't recognized or forgotten then those Shraddhas can be performed on this Amavasya Tithi. That's why Amavasya Shraddha is often known as Sarvapitra Moksha Amavasya सर्व पित्र अमावस्या.
As well Mahalaya Shraddha for those who died on Purnima Tithi can also be done on Amavasya Shraddha Tithi and never on Bhadrapada Purnima. Although Bhadrapada Purnima Shraddha falls one day before Pitra Paksha but it isn't a part of Pitru Paksha. Usually Pitru Paksha starts on the next day to come of Bhadrapada Purnima Shraddha.