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This Shraddh season must be performed with the help of expert Pandits and Acharyas of Gaya who are adept in offering oblations to the forefathers and ancestors.
Gaya is the only place in India where the offerings made to the forefathers directly reach them without being dissipated hither and thither. The chaturdashi tithi is the tithi selected for the best offerings to be made.
Any person about whom we have forgotten and their names are not known to us, one must approach for the Chaturdashi Shraddh and offerings must be made.
Chaturdashi Shraddha Tithi is only suitable for those deceased family members who were killed by some weapon, died in an accident, committed suicide or murdered. Otherwise Chaturdashi Shraddha is not done on this Tithi and is performed on Amavasya Tithi. Chaturdashi Shraddha is also known as Ghat Chaturdashi Shraddha or Ghayala Chaturdashi Shraddha.
Chaturdashi Shraddha is also known as Chaudas Shraddha.
Pitru Paksha Shraddhas are Parvan Shraddhas(पार्वण श्राद्ध) and auspicious time to perform them is either Kutup Muhurat and Rohina etc. Muhurat after that till Aparahna Kala gets over. Tarpan (तर्पण) is done at the end of the Shraddha.
The muhurtam for the Shraddh is as follows: