The month of Ashwin comes along with the 15 days period of Pitra Paksha or the fortnight of the remembrance of the deceased people who have parted from us by the immanent will of the Supreme Lord Sri Hari.
As per the authority of scriptures, the ancestors visit the place of residence on earth with their subtle bodies and hope for getting some foodstuffs and other things for their survival at the Pitraloka or the Bhuvarloka situated just above the Earth or Bhuloka.
The Dashmi shradhh is performed for the people who have passed away on the Dashmi tithi or the tenth day of a fortnight.
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Dashmi tithi shraddh not only benefits the forefathers but also the performer of the Shraddh. It makes the person reach higher levels on intelligence, increases concentration power and lets a person become victorious.
The timings of Shraddh are: