Pitru Paksha 2017 is approaching. During this period people offer special rites and rituals to their ancestors. Pitru Paksha Shraddh begins on Ashwin Krishna Pratipada or first day of Ashwin month as per North Indian calendar. It starts on Bhadrapad Krishna Pratipada as per Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, and Kannada calendars. During Pitru Paksha, each day is dedicated to different section of dead ancestors, such as dead women, dead children, accidentally dead ancestors, etc.