The dark fortnight in the Hindu lunar month of Bhadrapad is known as ‘Pitrupaksha’. This fortnight is very dear to the ancestors. If Mahalaya shraddha is performed for the ancestors during this fortnight, they remain satisfied throughout the year.
Everyone should remain ready to face the adverse times. During such times, it becomes difficult to obtain food grains, water, medicines, fuel, etc. It is a time when there is a shortage of items of daily and occasional needs.