Importance of Amavasya / Significance of Amavasya

The new moon day or the no moon day in the Hindu Calendar is known as Amavasya Aka Amavasi. It occurs on the first night in the first quarter of the lunar month. The moon is not visible in the night, so it is also known as the no moon day. It holds great significance in the Hindu faith and many of the devotees make offerings to their dead ancestors. So, it might be a debate that Amavasya should be regarded as auspicious or inauspicious. The fortnight that begins with Amavasya is referred as Shukla Paksha. There are Amavasya’s which are believed to be auspicious namely Mauni Amavasya which occurs in the Hindu Magh month (January – February) and Mahalya Amavasya which occurs in the month of Ashwayuja (September – October) are considered to be highly auspicious. In the state of Tamil Nadu, the Amavasi in the Aadi month is of great importance and also thought to be very auspicious.

List of Amavasya Dates In 2018

16 January (Tuesday) Magha Amavasya Darsha Amavasya, Magha Amavasya, Mauni Amavas
17 January (Wednesday) Magha Amavasya Darsha Amavasya, Magha Amavasya, Mauni Amavas
15 February (Thursday) Phalguna Amavasya Darsha Amavasya, Phalguna Amavasya
17 March (Saturday) Chaitra Amavasya Chaitra Amavasya, Darsha Amavasya
16 April (Monday) Vaishakha Amavasya Darsha Amavasya, Vaishakha Amavasya
15 May (Tuesday) Jyeshtha Amavasya Darsha Bhavuka Amavasya, Jyeshtha Amavasya, Shani Jayanti, Vat Savitri Vrat
13 June (Wednesday) Jyeshtha Amavasya Darsha Bhavuka Amavasya, Jyeshtha Amavasya, Shani Jayanti, Vat Savitri Vrat
13 July (Friday) Ashadha Amavasya Ashadha Amavasya, Darsha Amavasya
11 August (Saturday) Shravana Amavasya Darsha Amavasya, Shravana Amavasya
09 September (Sunday) Bhadrapada Amavasya Bhadrapada Amavasya, Darsha Amavasya, Pithori Amavasya, Somvati Amavas
09 October (Tuesday) Ashwin Amavasya Ashwin Amavasya, Sarva Pitru Amavasya, Sarvapitri Darsha Amavasya
07 November (Wednesday) Kartik Amavasya Darsha Amavasya, Diwali, Kartika Amavasya, Lakshmi Puja, Kedar Gauri Vrat, Chopda Puja, Sharda Puja, Bengal Kali Puja, Diwali Snan, Diwali Devpuja
07 December (Friday) Margashirsha Amavasya Darsha Amavasya, Margashirsha Amavasya

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