Pitri Paksha additionally spelt as Pitru paksha in West and South or Pitri paksha in North and East, is a 16– lunar day time span in Hindu logbook when Hindus pay tribute to their precursor Pitrs, particularly through sustenance contributions. The period is otherwise called Pitru Pakshya, Pitri Pokkho, Sola Shraddha "sixteen shraddhas", Kanagat, Jitiya, Mahalaya Paksha and Apara paksha.
Pitru Paksha is considered by Hindus to be unfavorable, given the demise uncommonly performed amidst the organization, known as Shraddha or Tarpan. In southern and western India, it falls in the second paksha fortnight Hindu lunar month of Bhadrapada September and takes after the fortnight immediately after the Ganesh party. In North India and Nepal, and social orders following the purnimanta logbook or the sun based timetable, this period may identify with the softening endlessly fortnight of the luni-sun controlled month Ashvin, instead of Bhadrapada.