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Amavasya – Is It Auspicious?

With it being the darkest night, most cultures consider Amavasya to be an inauspicious day. It is believed that the energies prevalent at this time can have an adverse effect on our physical and mental well being. This time of the month is devoted to prayers, offering pujas and remembering our forefathers. While some traditional workers skip work on Amavasya, beginning of any kind of auspicious work or travelling is also avoided on this day. Many devotees observe Amavasya Vrat (fast) for success, happiness and seek blessings of ancestors.

Amavasya night is also considered inauspicious as evil powers are believed to be the strongest at this time. Some even carry out black magic and ‘tantrik’ activities for a more powerful effect during this time.

Significance Of Amavasya

According to the Hindu scripture ‘Garuda Purana’, Lord Vishnu is believed to have said that one’s ancestors visit earth on Amavasya. If their descendants don’t offer food and prayers, the forefathers might get displeased. One should pray and make offerings to seek their blessings, and also worship Lord Vishnu for fulfilment of desires.

Some festivals and occasions are also associated with Amavasya, the most important one being Diwali. Deepawali is probably the darkest night of the year when negative powers are at their strongest. But the Indian landscape lights up with diyas, lights and vibrant celebrations to ward off evil spirits and negative energies.

Important Amavasya Tithis

These Amavasya Dates are regarded as highly auspicious and religiously important:

  • Mauni Amavasya – This Amavasya falls in the month of Magh, between January and February, and is considered a spiritually significant day. Devotees observe silence or ‘maun’ on this day, also known as Magha Amavasya. Followers also take a holy bath, known as Mauni Amavasya Snan, in the waters of Ganga.
  • Mahalaya Amavasya – Mahalaya Amavasya is observed on the last day of Mahalaya Paksha. It is considered an auspicious day for charity and humanitarian work. It usually falls in the month of September-October. It is also known as Pitru Paksha and is the most appropriate day to make offerings to departed ancestors.
  • Somvati Amavasya – The very significant Somvati Amavasya is the one that falls on a Monday. Besides fulfilment of desires, the day is considered significant for married women, who observe the Somvati Amavasya Vrat for their husbands’ long lives.

Importance Of Amavasya Vrat

Fasting on the day of Amavasya is said to bestow many benefits on devotees. There are specific Amavasya dates in a year when Amavasya Vrat can be observed.

Fasting on Amavasya can rid one of past sins and give them a sense of peace.

Observing Amavasya Vrat can bless one with success, prosperity, health, wealth and love.

Amavasya Pooja done in addition to the fast, can keep all evil powers at bay and fill your home with positive energy. Amavasya is a day to remember our ancestors and seek their blessings. mPanchang gives you complete and accurate information about Amavasya Dates and Timings.

Amavasya Vrat

The Story Behind Triveni Amavasya 

Sambalpur: Triveni Amavasya or Mauni Amavasya is observed on no moon day in the Magh month in Odisha. This year, the festival fell on January 24.

On this day, people take a dip in the holy river and have a darshan of the deities.This day is also observed as the birthday of Goddess Viraja at Viraja Temple in Jaipur.

In Western Odisha, there is a different take on this festival. Married women observe it as a vow with great dedication and pray for the long life of their husbands. On this day, women do puja, observe a fast and worship Shiva –Parvati under a Tulsi, Banyan and Peepal Tree. Very similar to Sabitri, the belief and many of the rituals of Amavasya puja are the same.

As the name suggests, the story behind Triveni Amavasya revolves around Triveni Sangam where the three holy rivers –  Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati unite.

Varti Madhuchanda Dash says, “In the early days, we used to read Savitri vrat story during this puja. My late father-in-law, Sashi Bhushan Dash did a lot of research and found the Triveni Amavasya vrat Katha and gave it to us. Now, many women observing this puja take this from us and read the story during the puja.

Pithori Amavasya is observed on the Amavas (No moon) day in the month of Bhadrapada (August – September) as per North Indian calendar. The corresponding month in other regions is the Shravan month. Goddess Durga is worshipped on Pithori Amavasya. Pithori Amavasya 2023 is September 14.

Story of Pithori Amavasya

Legend has it that the importance Pithori Amavasya Vrat was narrated to the wife of Lord Indra by Goddess Parvati. It is believed that performing this Vrata will help in attaining healthy and brave sons.

Pithori Amavasya Mantra

दधिशंखतुषाराभं क्षीरोदार्णव सम्भवम।
नमामि शशिनं सोमं शंभोर्मुकुट भूषणं ।।

Pithori Amavasya Puja Vidhi

Married women observe Pithori Amavasya for the good health and well being of their children.

In some regions, Goddess Durga, 64 Yoginis and Saptamatrikas are worshipped on the day.

Pitha means flour and women make idols of Goddess Durga using the flour.
Some communities make 64 small shapes using flour representing the deities.

शाम को संध्या काल में पूजा स्थान और मुख्य द्वार पर एक एक दीपक जलाएं, थालीमें एक आटे का दीपक सरसों के तेल से जलाएं और इसमें मिठाई, फल, चावल रखकर पूरे घर में इस थाली को घुमाएं। बाद में इसे घर से निकलकर पूर्व दिशा में जाएं और दीपक को शिव मंदिर पर रख आएं।

पिठौरी अमावस्या पर महिलाओं को माता पार्वती पूजा ज़रूर करनी चाहिए। इस दिन आटे से 64 देवियों की छोटी-छोटी प्रतिमा या पिंड बनाएं। इन्हें नए वस्त्र पहनाएं और पूजा के स्थान को फूलों से अच्छी तरह सजाएं और विधिव-पूर्वक पूजा करें।

What To Do On Pithori Amavasya?

  • स्नान, दान, पूजा पाठ करने ये पितृ प्रसन्न होते हैं 
  • इस दिन देवी दुर्गा की पूजा करने से जीवन सुखी बनता है। साथ ही अच्छी पढ़ाई और धन की भी प्राप्ति होती है।
  • महिलाओं द्वारा इस दिन माता पार्वती की पूजा कर अपने पुत्र की लंबी उम्र और अच्छे स्वास्थ्य की कामना के लिए व्रत करने की भी मान्यता है।
  • मन की शांति के लिए चंद्रमा की पूजा करें व सुख समृद्धि और के लिए चांदी धारण करें।
  • अपने पूर्वजों व पितरों क प्रसने करने के लिए किसी गरीब व ज़रूरत मंद व्यक्ति के चावल, दाल, सब्जी, दक्षिणा या पका भोजन दान करें।

Importance of Amavasya & Purnima Days Do and Don’t on These Days

The Amavasya day represents as New Moon Night or Day as per Hindu mythology. This day begins with a quarter of the lunar month. However, this day came every month and the moon is not visible on Amavasya. Meanwhile, it is one of Tithi of the Hindu lunar calendar. Nonetheless, the negative forces will strongest during the Amavasya, therefore, it considers as an inauspicious day. But it is auspicious for the new begin of farming the land to denotes the moon will grow concept the Hindu believe good dead will grow and also is a significant day for many rituals to perform on Tithi. The Amavasya falling on the weekday of Monday called Somvati Amavasya, and it is refers fasting for the progeny simultaneously, Amavasya falling on a weekend day of Saturday known as Shani Amavasya.

Importance of Amavasya

Generally, Amavasya is a dark moon day thence, this day evil spirit or Blackeye has more power, and the good spiritual power weaker than evil. So, during this day grandly, perform puja for all gods and offered the food to the crows. This day is most prominent in the worship of the shraddha ceremony, which is to invoke the ancestors on the day of all Amavasya days as well as you have to get a blessing from your ancestors and free from the Doshas and sins. The Amavasya day is also a commensurate day to perform Kalasarpa Dosha puja. The Amavasya day is for the Pitru or ancestor soul to get the blessing from the Pitru. The holy day of Amavasya to perform the all shraddha puja near the river.

What avoid on Amavasya Tithi

On this day should not eat meat or non- veg as well as children should not take a head bath and should not start a new thing. Purattasi Amavasya is a great ego. In this period, some marriages do not perform. Because this period is considered to be entirely ancestors. This is a time when solutions are to be called, as well as tithing, donations, charities, solving problems between partners, solving the villains in property issues. Its highest is Mahamaya Amavasya.

Pournami is a full moon night and as per Hindu religion considers one of Tithi of auspicious night, also it is prominent of Hindu religion. As per Hinduism believes the bright day is auspicious. Generally, the moon represents feminine power.

Traditionally, the pournami day comes every month, it depends on moon eclipse. Pournami Vratam and Sri Satyanarayana Puja, which observed on full moon day, as well as should observed one day before Purnima Tithi. Full moon day is an auspicious day for all mother Goddesses, on the day we get many blessings from the divine power.

Prominence of Pournami

The Pournami is a bright full moon night day and this day is a most auspicious day for Lord Shiva and Vishnu for amelioration ancestral lineage. However, the goddess has moon power. Traditionally, the Hindu people believe the moon administrates the mind and power of Beautiful similarly, that moonlight generates tranquility power and glorious skin simultaneously, Pournami shine our spiritual life.

What to avoid on Pournami

However, these days do not eat non-veg food because this day to worship for Lord Shiva. This Pournami puja indicates a bright full night. Generally, avoid starting new things, for the reason of after the day comes waxing moon.

What is Amavasya and what is its significance?

In Hinduism, the new moon night is known as Amavasya. It’s the first night of the lunar month’s first quarter. Amavasya is also known as “no moon night” since the moon is not visible during the day. In Hinduism, this night  has a significant spiritual importance. Many Hindus pick this night to make a tarpanam (offering) to their ancestors who have passed away. The question of whether Amavasya is auspicious or not is still a matter of debate. 

In India, the word ‘Amavasya’ is widely used in all regional languages. The Shukla Paksha refers to the fortnight that begins with Amavasya (bright half of the month). Mauni Amavasya in the Hindu month of Magh (January-February) and Mahalaya Amavasya in the Hindu month of Ashwayuja (September-October) are both considered auspicious. Similarly, in Tamil Nadu, the month of Aadi is quite important. In Kerala, the Amavasya in the Karkidakam month is significant. 

What is Amavasya associated with?

Amavasya is related to Moksha, or salvation. This is an excellent day to begin your spiritual journey. It’s perfect for getting the interior cleaning process started. 

Though there’s nothing to look for outside, which is why there’s no moon today. All we have to do now is clear the dust of ignorance from our minds and sense the presence of the Supreme Truth inside us.

Shiva is related with this day, since he is the one who forces open our forcibly closed inner self to expose us to the light of truth.

What must be done on Amavasya?

  1. Giving water and food to forefathers and ancestors in memory.
  2. Various people observe a partial fast (Upvas) or a total fast on the day in some areas.
  3. Full silence – some devotees observe the day in complete silence. Silence should not be imposed. Internal silence is also necessary. When the mind is continually bickering and wandering, there’s no purpose in not talking.

Superstitions associated with the month of Amavasya

Amavasya is widely regarded as the best day for practising black magic and bad deeds, thanks to popular Indian films. Because there is no moon on this night, it is completely dark, which is suitable for invoking demonic energies.

There are several legends about ghosts, rakshasas, and goblins appearing on this  night.

During this time, it is also believed that the souls of wandering live beings become more active.

It was once advised against travelling on this night. The reasoning is that there is no moonlight, which might result in a great deal of difficulty and danger.

Many astrologers advise avoiding holding any big ceremonies on this day because the moon and other important Hindu planets are not visible. On this day, individuals in some areas undertake particular auspicious deeds. However, there are few new beginnings or noteworthy rituals on this day.

In many areas, trees are not cut on the day of the event. Carpenters in some areas do not work on weekdays.

The transition from Amavasya to Purnima (full moon) is symbolic of gradual enlightenment and transcendence into fullness. From obscurity to increasing recognition of the Supreme Soul.

Amavasya Puja- Fascinating Facts and Benefits

As per the Hindu calendar, Amavasya is considered as the beginning of the new lunar month which lasts for about 29 days. It is also called “New Moon Day”. It is the day falling in between the Krishna Paksha (waning phase) and Shukla Paksha (waxing phase) and therefore sets an important phase in the religious lives of Hindus. Some of the most famous observances and prime amavasya dates are Mauni Amavasya, Vat Savitri Vrat, Shani Jayanti, Lakshmi puja (Diwali), Bhaumvati Amavaasya, Mahalaya Amavasya (Pitru Paksha) and Hariyali Amavasya.

Significance of Amavasya

Since time immemorial, the fortnightly cycle of the moon has been treated as the main backbone for the calculation of time in the Hindu Calendar. The different phases of the moon during the waxing and waning half mark the different festivals, occasions and celebrations in a year. 

Benefits of Amavasya Puja

As Amavasya is the first day of the new month, hence it is also considered to be the best day for new beginnings. Old habits, failures, negative thoughts, etc. should be discarded on this day and a new promise to life should be embraced considering the light that the new moon will bring. Smooth conduction of the Puja resolves all the dilemmas in one’s life and brings great zeal and motivation to work. It is also believed that one gets free from all the negative power and evil eyes. It is a way to reduce the effect of evil sources.

Rituals in Amavasya Puja

Amavasya is considered highly auspicious to worship the dead ancestors and forefathers. According to Garuda Purana, the ancestors visit their descendants on this day and if they’re offered food on this day then they become very happy and bless their descendants with peace, happiness and prosperity. This is done through a special event in which the descendants offer food to the crows and poor people who will in turn carry it to the ancestors and seek their blessings. Another popular ritual among the Hindus is the Amavasya Vrat in which Lord Vishnu is worshipped as the presiding deity. As a part of the Puja, the day is observed as a partial fast in which a meal is taken only once in the day which is purely vegetarian.

Amavasya Vrat

The fifteenth day of Krishna Paksha is known as Amavasya. In other words, this is the last date of Krishna Paksha. The lord of this date is Pitridev. A person should especially observe Amavasya Fast to make his ancestors happy. People also make donations on this day for the worship, Tarpan and salvation of their ancestors.

Apart from this, Amavasya fast becomes more auspicious if it falls on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday in Anuradha, Vishakha and Swati nakshatras. When these yogas are formed during Amavasya, the person can get auspicious fruits by the pilgrimages, recitation and meditation. The day of Amavasya is said to be the day of control, worship and meditation.
Types of Amawasya Vrat

Amavasya Payovrat

Lord Vishnu is worshipped during this Vrat. This fast is observed for one year if started. The person observing this fast can drink only milk. A person becomes free from mental sufferings if he keeps the fast till its assigned date. Besides this, this fast also makes the financial condition of the person strong.

Amavasya Vrat

Lord Shiva is worshipped during this fast. Lord Shiva reduces the sufferings of the person observing the fast. The remaining method of the fast is similar to other fasts. It is especially auspicious to offer the things favorite to lord Shiva on this day. These things include Bel stone and Bel paper. A person’s wish is fulfilled soon if he offers these things to lord Shiva with full faith.

Amavasya Pitra Shanti Poojan

As Pitridev is the lord of the date of Amavasya, remedies for the pacification of ancestors are performed on this day. The people who have Pitridosha in their birth chart should take a bath in the morning on the day of Amavasya and should prepare Kheer from milk. Then, they should offer this Kheer to their ancestors.

Influence of Pitridosha can be reduced by performing this remedy. After giving some Kheer to crows, virgin girls should consume it. Pitridosha can be reduced by performing this worship for one year. This worship helps in the progress of wealth, children and fortune.

Importance of Amavasya Vrat in Hindu Religion – No Moon Day Fasting and Rituals

Amavasya, also Karutha Vavu, is the no moon day in a Hindu Calendar. Amavasya Vrat is observed for the welfare of dead ancestors, parents and other relatives. People observing fast on the day only take a single meal. It is believed that by observing the vrat family will attain peace and prosperity with the blessings of ancestors.

The popular belief is that Pitrus (dead ancestors) receive the light of the moon on Amavasya night. Therefore the day is ideal for performing Shradh, Tarpan and Tila Tarpan. Bathing in holy rivers and performing the rituals is highly meritorious.The rituals on Amavasya day is dedicated to all dead people in the family.

When Amavasya falls on Monday it is known as Somavara Amavasya and Hindus should perform vrat, holy bath and Daan (charity) on this day.

Devotees also should do pradakshina (going around) of Peepal Tree for 108 times on the Somvar Amavasya day.The single meal on Amavasya day is usually taken after sunset.

The fast should be performed when Amavasya Tithi is there during sunset.

The rituals should be performed only when Amavasya Tithi is there during the morning hours.

The rituals vary from community to community and from region to region. But a Hindu must remember that the method is not what matters nor the elaborateness of the ritual.

Remembering the ancestors, lighting a simple lamp with devotion and offering a few grains of rice is all that is needed. We are here because of them.


Amavasya, or Amavasi, is the name of new moon night in Hindu religion. It is the primary night of the principal quarter of the lunar month.

Amavasya is the New Moon day. In Hinduism, Amavasya is also known as Poornima or Pournami. This day marks the end of one lunar cycle and the beginning of a new one. The word “Amavasya” comes from two Sanskrit words: “Ama” meaning darkness and “Vashya” meaning moonlight; hence, it means the dark moon night or new moon night. The word “Amavasya” is used by many cultures worldwide to describe an important religious holiday that occurs on this day each month. In Hinduism, it is believed that all gods rest on this particular day and thus their energy levels are at their lowest point during this time period


Amavasya, which means “no moon,” is a Hindu holy day and the new moon day. Amavasya is considered inauspicious and also known as Purnima because it occurs during the Hindu month of Ashvina (September to October).

Amavasya is not just important for Hindus, but all religions believe in this day with different names such as Purnima and Full Moon Day.


People in the age group of 60-70 years will be affected the most by this time. The reason is that Amavasya falls on Monday, which is a weekday. All Mondays are considered as bad days as per Hindu calendar and hence people who fall in this age group will experience some or all the negative effects of Amavasya.

People in the age group of 40-50 years are also going to be affected by this Amavasya because their health will suffer, especially if they have any chronic diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure etc.

People who are in the age group of 20-30 years may come across some mental problems like stress or depression due to this Amavasya as they do not have much control over themselves at this age. They need proper guidance and support from their family members so that they can overcome these issues easily without any major hurdles.

The younger generation (10-20 years) might face some financial issues during such a day; however, if they remain calm and follow religious practices such as chanting Om Namah Shivay during their prayers then it would not create any problem for them financially in future too!


Amavasya is a day when the moon is not visible in the sky. There are two types of Amavasya, Vatar Amavasya and Pitru Amavasya.

  • Vatar amavasyam: The period from two days before to two days after the Vatara (Solar or Lunar Eclipse) day is known as Vataramana or Vataranam. This period is considered inauspicious for beginning any new enterprise or undertaking new journeys. If a person undertakes such an activity during this time he will have to face many obstacles in his ventures and may even lose them altogether, unless he has performed some kind of special puja, homa etc., on this particular day earlier in his life. It is believed that since there are no prayers being offered at all temples during this period, there will be no peace and prosperity anywhere on earth; hence it has been termed as ‘Vata roga’ that affects everyone equally irrespective of their caste status etc.,


Vatar Amavasya is a day when one should not perform any work. This is because the Sun and Moon are considered to be in an opposite position on this day. It is said that the negative energy of the stars will have an impact on us, so we have to be careful during this time.

The moon travels through its orbit once every month. And, it reaches its peak on certain days; this is known as full moon or Amavasya. Similarly, there are some days when the moon does not rise at all; these are known as new moon or Purnima.


The Pitru Amavasya is a day of deep beliefs and rituals. It is believed that on this day, all the ancestors come to visit their family members. So, it is essential for you to pay respect to them and offer them something in order to be blessed by them.

The Pitru Amavasya falls on the Shukla Paksha Tritiya (third lunar day) of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase). On this day, people start fasting and worship many gods in order to please them so they can get rid of any obstacles or problems they are facing in their life. Some people also believe that their ancestors live with us as long as we remember them. That’s why it is important for us not only recite mantras but also feed Brahmins on this day so as not forget about our ancestors


Guru Purnima is the full moon day in the month of Ashadha. It is celebrated on the Purnima or Poornima (full moon) day in the Hindu calendar month of Ashadha, marking the end of Guru Parva or Pitru Paksha and beginning of Shraavana. The festival is celebrated to pay homage to one’s teachers and gurus.

It marks the culmination of Pitru Paksha (the fortnight dedicated for ancestors) and also known as Vyas Purnima and Pitru Paksha Amavasya. On this day people pray for their ancestors’ well-being by offering food, water, flowers etc…


Saraswati Puja is performed on Poornima Day, the full moon day of the Hindu lunar month. This day is considered to be very auspicious and it’s a festival celebrated by all people across India.

The Saraswati Puja Vidhi can be done at home by those who are not able to visit temples or Gurudwaras. Here are the steps:

  • Take a new pot and fill it with water. Then clean and dry the pot properly with cloth before putting any other materials in it for worshiping Goddess Saraswati.*Take some dry rice in your hand, recite 3 times ‘Om Jai Shri Guru Gaurangee’ mantra while holding out your arm over the pot of water.*Pour out this mantra-filled water on top of Goddess Lakshmi statue along with fruits, flowers etc., which will help you get what you desire from Lord Vishnu himself!


Amavasya, which literally means “no moon” in Sanskrit, is a new moon day. This auspicious day occurs every month and falls on the 15th or 16th of the lunar calendar. In Hindu astrology, it is considered to be the most auspicious day of the month and also known as Purnima or Punyatithi.

Amavasya marks an important step in your journey towards your spiritual awakening. It is a good time to start new things such as meditation, eating healthy food and taking care of yourself physically and mentally. It’s also a good time to worship Goddess Saraswati because she represents knowledge and wisdom, both of which can help you attain enlightenment if you seek them sincerely with good intentions in mind!

Amavasya day represents New Moon Night or Day as per Hindu mythology. If a person is born during the Amavasya, then he feels guilty and it has a bad effect on his life and he has to face many kinds of difficulties. That is why it is necessary to Amavasya Shanti Puja. Amavasya puja is an important puja in the Hindu religion. Devotees perform this Amavasya day. No program should be celebrated on this day as per vedic astrology. Devotees worship Lord Shiva or Lord Vishnu on this Amavasya day and read Amavasya Vrat Katha.

Amavsya Yoga

  • Trik Prasuti If son was born after three daughter s or daughter was born after three son then it is necessary to perform Amavasya Dosh Nivaran puja.
  • Rudant Janm If born with teethes or teethe comes in 2th,3rd , 4th, 5th, 6th, or 8ths month then it is necessary to perform Rudant Janm Shanti.
  • Viparit Janm If born with checkered body part then necessary to perform Prasav Vaikrut Shanti.
  • Grahan Shanti If born in Grahanparvakal then necessary to perform Grahan Shanti.
  • Grahan Vedh If born in Grahan Vedhkaal then necessary to perform Rudrabhishek.
  • Suryasankranti (Sankraman) Sankraman Kal starts befor and after 6 hrs of Sankranti then it is necessary to perform Navagrah,Gomukh Prasav Shant
  • Karidin Grahan Karidin, Kark Makar Sankrant, Bhauka no moon day,Karidin of Hutashani full moon day, 2nd day of Prea Dahan then it is necessary to perform Rudrabhisheka
  • Panchagrah If daughter or son was born in sme Nakshatra of mother or father , or one Nakshatra of brother and sister, then it is necessary to perform Shanti

Lots Of Benefits Of Amavasya Shanti Puja

  • This pooja solves all the problems and brings inspiration and excitement in one’s life.
  • It is also believed that the person is free from all negative power and evil eye. This is one way to reduce the impact of bad sources.
  • It is said that Amavasya Shanti Puja never lacks wealth and health.
  • The new moon is said to be the time when ancestors come to earth and it is considered important to remember them by offering them water and food by praying to them on this night. This is done to please the souls of their ancestors.
  • It combines physical health with mental health.

Amavasya Dosh Nivaran Puja Pandit In Trimbakeshwar, Nashik

Amavasya is a dark moon day thence, this day evil spirit or Blackeye has more power, and the good spiritual power is weaker than evil. So, during this day grandly, perform puja for all gods and offer food to the crows. This day is most prominent in the worship of the shraddha puja. Trimbakeshwar is one of the best places for the performance of Amavasya Shanti Pooja. It is located in the ancient city of Nashik in the state of Maharashtra, India. Pandit Durgesh Guruji, spiritual experienced pandit for Amavasya shanti puja in Trimbakeshwar. Book Panditji and know about Amavasya dosh nivaran pooja cost, benefits & dates at Trimbakeshwar.

Sarva Pitru Amavasya Pitru Paksha Amavasya – Do’s & Don’ts
Sarvapitru Amavasya Importance of this last day of Pitru Paksh

The shradh paksh is dedicated to our ancestors and considered highly significant in Hindu religion. During this period, people do pind daan for pitru shanti i.e. rituals for the soul of ancestors to rest in peace. The last day of this pitru paksh is known as Sarvapitru Amavasya or Mahalaya Amavasya. The shradh paksh also ends on this day. This year it falls on October 14, 2023. Hence, let us learn about some interesting aspects related to sarvapitru amavasya.

Significance of Sarvapitru Amavasya:

Sarvapitru Amavasya is highly suitable for people who are not aware about the mrityu tithi of their ancestors, or if they are unable to perform tarpan and pind daan during other days of shradh paksh. Sarvapitru Amavasya is also known as pitru visarjan amavasya, or mahalaya samapan or mahalaya visarjan. The souls of all ancestors depart on the mahalaya day. It is believed that the soul of an ancestor visit the house of its descendant with the expectation of shradh or tarpan on sarvapitru amavasya, i.e. amavasya day of the Bhadrapad month. But, if pind daan is not done for ancestors their soul will go back disappointed. Hence, it is highly essential to perform shradh of our pitru or ancestor on sarvapitru visarjan day.

Beliefs regarding Sarvapitru Amavasya:

During pitru paksh, the soul of departed ancestor visit their family’s house without invitation. And, on feeling satisfied they bless their descendants and return back. It is believed that we have to face various difficulties in our life, if our ancestors are displeased. Loss of wealth, failure in all areas of life and problems related to our children are caused when the soul of our ancestors are restless. In case you are unable to perform the shradh rituals for pitru shanti during other days of pitru paksh, then you should take advantage of sarvapitru amavasya day and do tarpan or pind daan rituals for your ancestors. But, people who do not perform the religious ceremony dedicated to their ancestors on this day have to face  physical, mental and financial problems as their ancestors are disappointed.

Do’s & Don’ts for Sarvapitru Amavasya:

  • Black sesame seeds are considered appropriate for performing activities related to our ancestors. Moreover, the person doing shradh should wear white clothes.
  • Always offer scented flowers to ancestors, and especially include rose or white-coloured scented flowers.
  • Always do pind daan near the banks of a river or lake.
  • You must perform Brahman Bhoj i.e. serve meal to brahmin on sarvapitru amavasya. But, it is inappropriate to invite characterless, diseased or non-vegetarian people, and persons involved in other immoral activities for shradh
  • It is believed that you will get everlasting rewards by offering food or giving donation to a brahmin who has knowledge of the Vedas and Mantras. Besides this, you can also feed your niece or nephew.
  • Don’t eat chickpeas, red lentils, green mustard leaves, barley, cumin seeds, radish, black salt, gourd, cucumber and stale meal on this day.
  • Don’t make the mistake of insulting any living being visiting your home on sarvapitru amavasya.

Sarva Pitru Amavasya: Most important day of Pitru Paksha

Sarva Pitru Amavasya is the last day of Pitru paksha and also the most important day of this period. It is also known as Sarvapitri Amavasya, Sarva Pitru Moksha Amavasya, Pitru Amavasya, Peddala Amavasya, Mahalaya Amavasya or Mahalaya. This year, Sarva Pitru Amavasya falls on

Sarva Pitru Amavasya is one of the most important Amavasya among Hindus. As it is the last day of Pitru paksha and the beginning of Shardiya Navratri; which signifies the famous Durga Puja is dedicated to nine forms of Maa Durga – NavDurga. In West Bengal; this day is famous as Mahalaya or Mahalaya Amavasya. As this falls on the new moon day of Ashwina month; it is also called Ashwina Amavasya.

Importance of Sarva Pitru Amavasya

Sarva Pitru Amavasya  is important for shraddha or tarpan of those who died on ‘Purnima’, ‘Amavasya’ or ‘Chaturdashi’, since the Shraddh Paksha begins a day after Purnima.

The Amavasya of Pitru Paksha is the most important date to pay homage to Ancestors. It is not always possible to do Shraddha on the other dates of the Pitru paksha throughout the year; therefore, it is suggested for everyone to embark on this date, as this is meant to be the last day of Pitru Paksha.

Shraddha should be done at the date on which your ancestor has died. If you do not know the date or you cannot do Shradh on that date for some reason then you can perform Shraddha on this day. Thats why Amavasya Shraddha is also known as Sarvapitra Moksha Amavasya.


They pour love, care, and prosperity over their grandsons, and sons. They shower their utter boons and bless them with good health, fitness, and long-lives. All the negative energy emanates and Vastu dosha disappears from the house. The past sins or wrong deeds of the ancestors are reflected in the horoscope of their children under Pitru Dosha. Because of this, natives suffer in their lifetime. By observing the shraddha rituals, this dosha can also be removed. The rituals are said to relieve the souls of forefathers and help them attain salvation.

The rituals of Sarva Pitru Amavasya are observed to attain prosperity, welfare, and blessings. Observers are bestowed with divine blessings of Lord Yama and family members are also saved from any kind of evils or obstacles.Sarvapitru Amavasya: Significance of Rituals on The Last Day of Pitru Paksha

When is Sarva Pitru Amavasya or Mahalaya Amavasya?

This year Sarvapitru Amavasya will fall on

It is believed that performing Shradh on the occasion of Sarva Amavasya provides peace to the souls of the ancestors. If you fulfil your obligation towards your father & other ancestors, you will procure the fruits of his virtues and you can get happiness, prosperity and peace in your life.

What to do on Sarva Pitru Amavasya?

On this day, we perform Shradh and Tarpan rituals for our deceased family members. The tithis of Chaturdashi, Purnima or Amavasya are even more important for performing ancestors’ rituals. Sarva Pitru Amavasya is a universal time when you can perform Shradh of your parents & ancestors if you can not and do not perform it on any other days during the Shradh Paksh. A Shradh ritual performed on this day is considered as fruitful and sacred as the Shradh ritual performed in the holy city of Gaya. Gaya is considered a very special place for Shradh rituals.

Who should give Shradh to Pitras?

Usually, Shradh is performed by the eldest son or a male relative of the family’s paternal side only belonging to the three preceding generations. However, on Sarvapitri Amavasya, a daughter’s son can also perform Shradh for the family’s maternal side if there is no male heir in the mother’s family. If the date of the father’s death is not known, his Shradh can also be performed on Sarva Pitru Moksha Amavasya.

The Significance of Sarva Pitru Amavasya

As per Hinduism, it is believed that one must repay three types of debts to get a new life without any pain. Dev loan (what we owe to the gods), Rishi loan (what we owe to the seers & the gurus & guides of humankind) and Pitra loan (what we owe to our deceased parents or ancestors or forefathers)! According to the belief, this is the day when we can repay the debt which we have towards God, Guru and ancestors. As per the Sanatan tradition of Hinduism, the son must serve the departed souls of his parents by performing Shradh. This act gives relief to the departed souls, who grace us with success and happiness. The importance of these rites and rituals is mentioned in various Puranas like Garuda Purana, Vayu Purana, Agni Purana, Matsya Purana and Markandeya Purana.

The Benefits of Performing Shradh on Sarva Pitru Amavasya

Shradh donations help in procuring the blessings of Lord Yama.

  •  The family remains safe from all diseases and gets rid of all obstacles.
  • It gives peace to the souls of the deceased ancestors.
  • You get blessed with a long and prosperous life.

How the Pitras can help us?

According to the Vedic scriptures, if we fulfil our obligations towards our deceased father, his spiritual entity, who is residing in some other spiritual realm, will give us desired blessings using his powers. According to various astrologers, ancestors can also treat our hereditary diseases, so we can get free of serious illnesses by pleasing our ancestors with the proper performance of Shradh rituals. Our ancestors’ blessings can also be very beneficial in the amicable settlement of family disputes related to ancestral property. Pitru blessings also prove to be very effective in resolving various other types of family disputes and estrangement. We can also perform Pitru Shradh to remove Pitra Dosh or problems related to children.

Is it necessary to perform Shradh?

If you love yourself and your family members like your father, brother, sister, wife, then you should surely do Shradh at least on the day of Sarvapitri Amavasya to provide peace to the souls of your deceased ancestors. This way, you can avoid Pitra Dosh and thus lessen your life’s sufferings. But if a person is unable to perform Shradh rituals due to some compelling reasons, then they can take a vow and do it in the coming years.

The beliefs related to Sarva Pitru Amavasya

It is believed that the souls of departed loved ones wander on the earth. According to the beliefs, sometimes these activities of the ancestors can adversely affect the family members. It is therefore important to appease these souls, as their anger and curse may cause problems for the family. On the day of Sarvapitri Amavasya, even the young boys of the family should learn these rites and continue to perform them in future as then alone a bright future of the family is secured. Sarva Pitru Amavasya is the time when we can express our gratitude to our ancestors for being what they are — our ancestors.

The Astrological Significance of Shradh

Astrologically, those who have Pitru Dosh in their horoscope must perform Shradh rituals with full devotion to reduce or get rid of this dosha. People who have back to back problems in life, especially related to debt, illness and diseases, should perform Shradh rituals, especially on Sarva Pitru Amavasya.

The Scientific Importance of Sarva Pitru Amavasya

The three (deceased) preceding generations and also our mythological lineage ancestry (gotras) are included in the Shradh. The names of our ancestors are recited during Shradh rituals. Thus, a person gets to know the names of six generations in his life, three (deceased) preceding generations, his own and of the two subsequent generations – his sons and grandsons, which confirms the lineage ties. You should show reverence to your ancestors and perform Shradh with full devotion.

Know How To Perform Complete Shradh On Pitru Paksha (Shradh)

Pitru Paksha, also known as Sharadh, is 16 days in the Hindu calendar dedicated to honoring and paying respects to one’s ancestors or pitrus. It usually falls in the month of Ashwin (September-October) and is believed to be when the souls of departed ancestors visit their descendants. During this period, Hindus perform rituals and offer food, water, and other offerings to their ancestors to seek their blessings and ensure their well-being in the afterlife. It is an important time for seeking forgiveness and performing acts of charity towards the needy. Know what to do on Pitru Paksha (Shradh) 2023 and seek blessings of your ancestors.

History behind Pitru Paksha (Shradh)

The practice of Pitru Paksha leads back to ancient Hindu texts such as the Garuda Purana and the Mahabharata. According to these texts, during Pitru Paksha, the souls of the departed ancestors or pitrus descend from their heavenly abodes to visit their ancestors on Earth. “Pitru” refers to one’s ancestors or forefathers, and “Paksha” means fortnight or 15-day period.

The origins of this tradition link to the concept of “Shradha” or the offering made to ancestors to express gratitude and seek their blessings. The Garuda Purana describes in detail the rituals and offerings made during this period to ensure the well-being of the departed souls.

Moreover, Lord Krishna initiated the tradition of Pitru Paksha during the Mahabharata War. According to the epic, when Arjuna asked Krishna how to honor his ancestors who had died in battle, Krishna advised him to perform a ritual during the Pitru Paksha fortnight. Thus, honoring ancestors during this period became an important Hindu culture and tradition.

The importance of Pitru Paksha also marks a place in the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad Gita, where it states that one should perform their duties and offer food and water to the pitrus during this period to attain peace and happiness in both this life and the afterlife.

In addition to performing rituals and offering food to the pitrus, Pitru Paksha is also a time for seeking forgiveness and performing acts of charity towards the needy. Thus, by performing these actions during this period, one can ensure the well-being of their ancestors and earn their blessings.

Rituals to perform on Pitru Paksha

Performing the Shradh or Pitru Paksha rituals involves several steps one must follow precisely. Here is how you should perform Shradh on Pitru Paksha 2023:

Pujas to perform on Pitru Paksha (Shradh)

The Pitru Paksha or Sharadh period is when Hindus perform various pujas to honor their ancestors and seek their blessings. Here are some pujas you can perform on Pitru Paksha (Shradh)

Significance of Pitru Paksha (Sharadh)

Pitru Paksha is 16 days in the Hindu calendar dedicated to honoring one’s ancestors. The word “Pitru” means ancestors, and “Paksha” means fortnight. During this period, Hindus perform various rituals and pujas to honor their ancestors and seek their blessings.

Pitru Paksha is a time to show gratitude to one’s ancestors who have passed away. By performing various rituals and offering prayers, Hindus seek to acknowledge and express their appreciation for the sacrifices and contributions of their ancestors.

Hindus believe their ancestors play a significant role in their lives and can offer guidance and blessings. By performing pujas and offering prayers, they seek the blessings of their ancestors for a prosperous and fulfilling life.

The period of Pitru Paksha is considered an auspicious time for performing good deeds and acts of charity. By performing acts of kindness and generosity, one can attract positive karma and blessings from their ancestors.

Moreover, Pitru Paksha is a time to strengthen family bonds and foster unity among family members. By coming together to perform various rituals and pujas, family members can build a sense of community and express their love and respect for their ancestors.

 Amavasya Shraddha

Amavasya Tithi Shraddha is done for those deceased family members who died on Amavasya Tithi, Purnima Tithi and Chaturdashi Tithi.

If someone is not able to perform Shraddha on all Tithis then single Shraddha (for all) on this day is enough to appease all deceased souls in the family. If death anniversary of ancestors are not known or forgotten then those Shraddhas can be performed on this Tithi. That’s why Amavasya Shraddha is also known as Sarvapitra Moksha Amavasya.

Also Mahalaya Shraddha for those who died on Purnima Tithi is also done on Amavasya Shraddha Tithi and not on Bhadrapada Purnima. Although Bhadrapada Purnima Shraddha falls one day before Pitru Paksha but it is not part of Pitru Paksha. Usually Pitru Paksha starts on the next day of Bhadrapada Purnima Shraddha.

Amavasya Shraddha is also known as Amavas Shraddha. In West Bengal Mahalaya Amavasya marks the beginning o

Amavasya Shraddha | Amavas Shraddha


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The shraddha that is performed on the Amavasya thiti of the Krishna Paksha Bhadrapada Masam or the 15th day of the Bhadrapada month in the waning phase of the moon (no moon) is Amavasya Shraddha. According to North Indian Purnimant Calenders, Amavasya Shraddha falls in the month of Ashwin.

Amavasya Shraddha is the last and the most sacred day among the 15 day long Mahalaya Paksha in the month of Bhadrapada. Shraddha for the ancestors who have died on Amavasya thiti, Purnima Thiti and Chaturdashi Thiti is performed on Amavasya Shraddha.

If the thiti on which the ancestor had died is forgotten or not known then Shraddha should be performed on this day. Also if one is not able to perform Shraddha during one of the days as per thiti of the Mahalaya Paksha, then Shraddha should be perfomed on Amavasya Shraddha. As performing Shraddha on Amavasya Shraddha day is irrespective of thiti and performing of the Shraddha for ancestors would help them to get moksha this Amavasya Shraddha is also known as Sarva Pitra Moksha Amavasya or Sarva Pitri Amavasya.

Shraddha should be performed to please the ancestors, who after satisfied with the process of Shraddha would bless us with wealth and prosperity. During the process of Shraddha care is to be taken, so that the lunch happens only at the Aparahna time of the day, which would be aroung 1-2Pm. Pinda Daan and Tarpan are done as per the process of Shraddha. The Pindas are then either immersed in a river or given as food to a Cow.

f Navratri festivity. It is believed that Goddess Durga was descended on the Earth on this day.

Pitru Paksha Shraddhas are Parvan Shraddhas (पार्वण श्राद्ध) and auspicious time to perform them is either Kutup Muhurat and Rohina etc. Muhurat after that till Aparahna Kala gets over. Tarpan (तर्पण) is done at the end of the Shraddha.

Origin of Pitru Paksha (Shraddha)

The 16-day ritual of Pitru Paksha (also known as Shraadh Paksha) is an important part of Hindu life. It’s a time for Hindus to break away from everyday life and pay homage to their ancestors. Sacred rituals and offerings take place throughout the two weeks of Pitru Paksha. These traditions each have deep-rooted meanings for people of the Hindu faith.

What Is Pitru Paksha?
In Hinduism, death is part of the greater cycle of life and rebirth, known as samsara or “flowing around.” As part of this greater life cycle, death practices and rituals are key within the religion of Hinduism.

Hindus traditionally follow traditional death rites that stem from ancient religious principles. Pitru Paksha is just one of those traditional death rituals, but it’s one that takes up more than two weeks of time each year.

Pitru Paksha is a yearly, extended mourning period, during which many unique pujas (acts of worship) take place. These worshipful acts are a way to show respect to departed relatives. They’re also a way in which celebrants hope to help the souls of their deceased loved ones.

Origin and significance
The Hindu scriptures state that every person carries multiple types of spiritual “debt” in life, from the moment they’re born. Throughout his or her life, each individual must find a way to repay those debts.

One debt is known as the “ancestral loan,” or Pitru Runa. Pitru Paksha is the time every year when everyone has the opportunity to make a “payment” towards their ancestral loan debt.

All You Need To Know About The Amavasya Vrat

Amavasya is the darkest night of the lunar month and is considered inauspicious for beginnings. In Hinduism, all new ventures are avoided on Amavasya. It is also believed that Amavasya is the most auspicious day to worship the dead and offer prayers to one’s ancestors (Pitru Tarpanam). Lord Vishnu is also worshipped on this day. It is believed that those who die on Amavasya will be reborn as snakes.

What Is Amavasya?

The very word Amavasya has a scientific inherent meaning. The word ‘Ama’ means together. ‘Vasya’ means to reside or stay in. Amavasya is when the moon resides in the house of the sun that is sun and the moon is together on the same side of the earth. To moon has come home to reside in the ambit of its parent body those us the Sun and the Earth. Full moon is wholesome and that is the Purnima. The exact opposite of that is the Amavasya.

Amavasya is the darkest Thithi of the moon. This Thithi occurs when the Moon is within the 12 degrees of angular distance between the Sun and the Moon.

Any auspicious activities like a planned birth, a house-warming, buying of land or assets and vehicles, travelling, naming ceremony, buying of jewelry, big business dealings are avoided.

In Hinduism, Amavasya has a significant religious importance. It is seen to be an ideal time for remembering and worshiping one’s ancestors and departed family members. It is thought that when the Moonlight is not there, sunlight reaches them. There is also a notion that on this day, the forebears who have passed away come down to visit their offspring and successors.

This day is pitrus, according to the Vishnu Dharma Shastra (spirits of the ancestors). People feel that everything is worse during Amavasya. If they feel mentally unbalanced, on Amavasya they will be even more unbalanced. The gravity of the moon pulls everything towards it, that is, upwards on this day, which includes your blood and vitality.

This enhances human emotions and characterisation to their pinnacle. This effect is caused by the excessive blood flow in your head and an excessive flow of energy in your body. Amavasya is the day when the earth’s wicked powers and evil energies are at their peak.

On Mondays, the Amavasya has a unique significance. A fast on this particular Amavasya is thought to protect women from widowhood and ensure progeny bearing. It is also thought that if one fasts on this Amavasya, all of one’s aspirations will be accomplished.

Significance Of Amavasya Vrat

 An Amavasya fast is thought to keep one safe from all sorts of negative energies, hazardous energies, and evil eyes. It’s a method of reducing the impact of all evil abilities.

 Fasting is observed on Amavasya to appease the spirits of ancestors.

 On this day, attempt to give your ancestors some food and drink.

 It’s the ideal moment to say a few prayers for your gone ancestors and make sure they’re at peace. The ancestors visit the ground on Amavasya, and it is vital to honor them on this night via prayers and offerings of water and food.

 It is thought that if a person fasts on Amavasya, all of their wishes will be granted.

 If observed with entire dedication, Amavasya Vrat decreases the harmful effects of Kaal Sarp Dosha.

 According to numerous scientific beliefs, the earth’s gravitational forces are at their peak on Amavasya. This, in turn, can provide a great deal of metabolic stability.

 It also boosts a person’s energy levels.

 It helps you to connect your physical and mental wellbeing.

 This fast decreases acidity and thoroughly rejuvenates your body.

 It aids in the attainment of a genuine sense of tranquility.

 All emotional and physical concerns are reduced.

 You will never be in a state of lack of wealth or happiness.

Rituals Of Amavasya Vrat

 On this day, a fast is observed, which involves not eating anything at all.

 In the morning, offer water to Sun and Tulsi while reciting the Gayatri mantra 108 times.

 Offer water on the Shivling.

 Offer rice to a cow.

 Place Tulsi at a peepal tree. Along with that offer curd, milk, sandal, black flax seeds, flowers, turmeric and rice. Wind a thread 108 times around the tree. Married ladies can hold Bindi, Mehandi, bangles, biscuits, chocolates while doing the rounds.

 Offer home made Puri, Kheer and vegetables to ancestors and then consume the same.

 Donate clothing, food and sweets to the poor.

 Rice is given to a cow.

 Tulsi should be planted near a peepal tree. Curd, milk, sandal, black flax seeds, flowers, turmeric, and rice are also available. Wrap a 108-times-around-the-tree thread around the tree. While doing the rounds, married ladies can carry Bindi, Mehandi, bangles, biscuits, and chocolates.

 On that day, keep Maun Vrat or stop from speaking.

Somvati amavasya

Somvati Amavasya is any Amavasya that falls on a Monday of any month. It is extremely popular among married women. They fast for the sake of their spouses’ health and lifespan.

On this day, people also fast for their ancestors or Pitra. On this day, a person can purify their sins by taking a holy dip in the Ganga. If you are unable to visit the Ganga for a Snan, you can bathe at home using Gangajal mixed with bathing water.

Punya is gained through bathing in holy water, which is equivalent to sacrificing hundreds of Godaan.

The Brahma Sarovar in Kurukshetra is also used for bathing. On this day, some individuals observe Maun Vrat.

Payovrata Amavasya

 During this Vrat, Lord Vishnu is worshiped.

 If initiated, this fast is kept for a year.

 A person who is fasting can only drink milk.

 If a person follows the fast until the appointed time, he or she will be free of mental pain.

 Aside from that, the fast strengthens a person’s financial position.

Vrat Amavasya

 During the fast, Lord Shiva is worshiped.

 The fasting person’s pains are alleviated by Lord Shiva.

 This fast should be observed in the same way as the previous ones.

 On this day, it is considered good to give articles to Lord Shiva, especially those that are his favorites.

 Bel Patthar and Bel Patra are two of these things.

 Once this is done, a person’s desire is granted, with the only requirement being that he or she has complete faith.

Effect on human life

Amavasya is of great religious significance in the Hinduism.

Amavasya is considered the day for many to remember their ancestors and pray for their souls. It is believed that the day that the moonlight is absent, the departed souls or forefathers come down to the earth and visit their descendants. In Hindu Dharma, Shastras indicate these to be Pitrus or spirits of the ancestors. Everything becomes extreme on this day.

For those with mental ailments feel more imbalanced on Amavasya. Human emotions and qualities are enhanced to peak this day, because on this day the gravitational force of the moon pulls everything upwards and, the same apply to your blood and energy. Any excessive flow of blood and excessive flow of energy in the body leads to this effect. Evil spirits and adverse effects of black magic are more powerful as per astrology and spiritual perspective.

One has to be careful even with new born on this day. The conjunction of the sun and moon in one zodiac leads to Samadhi which results in fluctuations in mood.

As far as Astrology is concerned, this day is considered beneficial to offer Shradh if you do not know the Thithi or you want to donate in a person’s name who has just passed away, Amavasya is considered good for that purpose. We can free our ancestors from negative energies if we pray for them on his day.

There are some remedies to fight against all ill effects of Amavasya.

Amavasya has its ill effects on human life but we need to look at this positively. The new sunrise after Amavasya brings new hope.

Rahu and its effect on Amavasya

This Thithi is ruled by Rahu, and sometimes can play havoc in the mind. It is very important to understand that this is the Thithi is when the illumination of the moon is the least. So this allows Rahu to create problems, capture our minds and create havoc.

The strength of the moon being the least makes Rahu pay with our mind so we perform those deeds to make sure we are reborn. Irrespective of being born on Amavasya, every month Amavasya falls so Rahu gets an opportunity to lure you and coax you to do something which you are not supposed to.

Why is Amavasya associated with Rahu?

On the Amavasya day, Ma Tara was molested by the moon. Ma Tara’s husband was Brihaspati who was the Moon’s guru. This is the most gruesome thing is to have an eye on your Guru’s wife.

So, Maa Kali had laid a curse on the moon, so whoever is born on this day, need to be additionally careful in their lives. Women born on this day suffer rape, mental torture and loss of purity and suffer like Tara until and unless there are remedies that are followed. The blot of cheating as well needs remedies.

So, no auspicious activities are performed on this day. The association of this day is with ending and death itself.

Insanity, accusation, depression, or tendency to cheat, is common for those born on Amavasya. Issues relating to progeny (child birth) is also common. However following the right remedies help get relief. We need to comprehend that why someone is chosen by the creator Brahma and why that Thithi is chosen for you to be born. So there is a karmic past life connection of being chosen to be born on this day.

Why should you avoid travelling on Amavasya

You might have heard from the elders of the family not to travel on Amavasya. When we combine common sense and spiritual reasons we can conclude that there were valid reasons for our elders to believe this. In earlier days when there was no light at night in villages. There is no light from the sky so it is not advisable to take a risk. The no moon day influences the psyche of the animals and they are wilder and their moods are influenced as they are disturbed.

Tantric practices are usually engage themselves in capturing spirits on days like Amavasya, so it is said not to step out so that there is no paranormal contact in any way. Taking new initiatives are avoided on Amavasya.

The ethos behind this is that for us we have a strong influence of every planet and body in space. So when the moon has no power it influences our capabilities both physical and mental.

Every planet has certain functionality. So similarly, the moon is known for intuition, clear thinking and eyes. The influence of the moon is negligible close to Amavasya and nil on that day.

So, starting something we need to have a clear mind and a stronger intuition. The exception is the people who are born on Amavasya. Even in modern times, despite not having animals and having adequate light it is advisable to look at the spiritual aspect as well. One can chant the Chandra Gayatri or keep a pure moonstone with them to stay protected. That would mimic the moon power in unavoidable circumstances.

Remedies for Amavasya

These are irrespective of the Thithi that you are born

 Generally, the end of an activity brings ray of hope for a new beginning, ancestor worship is recommended.

 On this day, sacred bath – mixing Ganga water is a fantastic remedy.

 Purification is very important where purification mantras, meditation where activities to improve mental sanity is high is good on this day. So getting back to purity is recommended.

 Taking care of the Tulsi plant is considered very auspicious on this day.

 The ultimate protection is the worship of Lord Vishnu.

1 Somvati Amavasya

Somvati Amavasya – The new moon falling on Monday is called Somvati Amavasya. By observing fast on this day, the defect of Moon is removed. It fulfills all human desires. Women should especially observe Somvati Amavasya fast for the long life of their husbands.

  1. Bhaumvati Amavasya- Bhaum i.e. Mars. Amavasya falling on Tuesday is called Bhaumvati Amavasya. By observing fast on this day, the problem of immense debt ends.
  2. Mauni Amavasya- This Amavasya falls in the Hindu month of Magh. It is considered a spiritually important day.
  3. Shani Amavasya- The new moon that falls on Saturday is called Shani Amavasya. By observing fast the evil effects of Saturn are removed.
  4. Mahalaya Amavasya- Mahalaya Amavasya is also called Sarvapitri Amavasya of Pitraksha. On this day, ancestors are pleased by donating food and offering tarpan etc.
  5. Hariyali Amavasya- Hariyali Amavasya falls in the month of Shravan. It is called Gatari Amavasya in Maharashtra, India. It is called Chukkala in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh and Chitlagi Amavasya in Orissa. There is importance of planting trees on this day. On this day, rituals are also performed for the peace of ancestors.
  6. Hariyali Amavasya- Hariyali Amavasya falls in the month of Shravan. It is called Gatari Amavasya in Maharashtra, India. It is called Chukkala in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh and Chitlagi Amavasya in Orissa. There is importance of planting trees on this day. On this day, rituals are also performed for the peace of ancestors.
  7. Kushgrahani Amavasya- Because of collecting Kush, it is called Kushgrahani Amavasya. In the mythological texts of Hindu religion, it is also called Kushotpatini Amavasya. This day is also called Pithora Amavasya. Goddess Durga is worshiped on Pithora Amavasya.

Other remaining Amavasyas are of importance of charity and bathing. The attack on which it comes is known by that name. Basically their names are also based on the names of 12 months.

Precautions: On the day of Amavasya, ghosts, ancestors, vampires, nocturnal creatures and demons remain more active and free. Knowing the nature of such a day, special care should be taken.

One should not consume any kind of Tamasic items on this day. One should stay away from alcohol etc. on this day. It can have adverse effects not only on your body but also on your future. Most people fast on this day in Bihar, India.