As per the Hindu calendar, Amavasya (अमावस्या) is observed on the new moon day or the no moon day.‘Ama’ means ‘together’ and ‘vasya’ means ‘to dwell’. The fortnight that begins with Amavasya is referred as Shukla Paksha. It is a significant day as many rituals are performed only on Amavasya Tithi.
The day of Amavasya is not auspicious as it is the day when evil spirits are stronger.If you believe in black magic, it is said that the effect of black magic gets stronger on the day of Amavasya. Thus, people worship the divine powers to stay protected from the evil, especially Goddess Kali and Lord Shiva since they are known to destroy the evil. People suffering from the ill-effects of Kalsarpa Dosha are advised by astrologers to perform Kalsarpa Dosha Puja on the day of Amavasya.
Amavasyas falling on Mondays are known as Somvati Amavasyas and Amavasyas falling on Saturdays are known as Shani Amavasyas. There are 12 Amavasya in a year. The names of these 12 Amavasyas are based on themonth of their arrival.
|16th January||Tuesday||Magha Amavasya|
|15th February||Thursday||Phalguna Amavasya|
|17th March||Saturday||Chaitra Amavasya|
|16TH April||Monday||Vaishakha Amavasya|
|15th May||Tuesday||Jyeshtha Amavasya|
|13th June||Wednesday||Jyeshtha Amavasya|
|13th July||Friday||Ashadha Amavasya|
|11th August||Saturday||Shravana Amavasya|
|09th September||Sunday||Bhadrapada Amavasya|
|9th October||Tuesday||Ashwin Amavasya|
|07th November||Wednesday||Kartik Amavasya|
|07th December||Friday||Margashirsha Amavasya|
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