Pitri Paksh or Pitri Paksh Shraadh is the rites and rituals offered to our dear departed ones every year. This year in Trinidad and Tobago Pitri Paksh Shraadh begins on September 5, 2009 and ends on September 18, 2009. This corresponds to the Krishna paksh period of the month of Ashwin in the Hindu calendar. The Shraadh performed during the Pitri Paksh is highly auspicious because it reaches our dear departed ones immediately.
In Trinidad and Tobago kush grass is placed and everyday water together with black till is offered in a southerly direction with an appropriate prayer or mantra. During the pitri paksh, the pitri puja is done. This should be done by a qualified pandit.