This Vrata destroys enormous sins. It emancipates even the departed ancestors languishing in the lower species. By reading or listening to its glory one becomes free from all sins. – The Padma Purana
Ravi Pushyamrita Yoga (from 2:37 p.m. to 26th September sunrise)
Fourth lunar day falling on a Tuesday. (From sunrise to 1159 a.m.).
Shadshiti Sankranti: (Meritorious period from 12:13 p.m. to 6:37 p.m.) (Japa, meditation and virtuous deeds performed on this day give eighty six thousand fold fruit. –The Padma Purana). Mahalaya Shradh Arambh