What is the next date for Amavasya?

What is the next date for Amavasya?
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Amavasya is a Hindu term that means "New Moon Day." The translation in Sanskrit is as follows: "a" means "Not present" or "Absence of", "ma" is another name for the Moon in Sanskrit, and "vasya"/"vas" means "to be put on" or "to dwell". When we combine all of this, we get the phrase Amavasya, which roughly translates to "No Moon Day" or "No Moon in the Sky."

The day and night of Amavasya are significant in Indian culture, especially among Hindus. The Amavasya tithi is related to many festivals, Vrats or fastings. Diwali on of India's most popular and brightest festivals, happens on the Amavasya as per the Indian calendar month of Karthik.

Because Amavasya is also considered the darkest night, most cultures see Amavasya as an unlucky day. It is believed that the energies present during this time might be harmful to our bodily and mental health. It is also stated that evil forces are at their highest on Amavasya night. During this time, some even engage in dark magic and 'Tantrik' acts to acquire strong results.

This day is dedicated to prayers, pujas, and remembering our forefathers. The start of any auspicious work or travel is also avoided on this day. Many devotees follow Amavasya Vrat (fast) in order to obtain success, happiness, and the blessings of their ancestors.

Significance of Amavasya

Lord Vishnu is claimed to have said in the Hindu text 'Garuda Purana' that one's forefathers visit Earth on Amavasya. The forefathers may be dissatisfied if their offspring do not provide food and prayers. To obtain their blessings, one should pray and make offerings, as well as worship Lord Vishnu to fulfilling desires.

Amavasya is also associated with various holidays and celebrations, the most famous is Diwali. Deepawali is most likely the darkest night of the year, with negative energies at its highest. In order to fight off evil spirits and negative energies, however, the Indian landscape is illuminated with diyas, lights, and vibrant festivals.

Upcoming Amavasya Tithi

Monday Amavasya Tithi Timing*: July 16, 10:08 p.m. to July 18, 12:01 a.m.

July 17, 5:07 a.m. Moonrise

July 17, 7:16 p.m. Moonset

Because July 2023 falls on a Monday (Somwar), Amavasya is Somvati Amavasya. Monday is dedicated to Lord Shiva, as is the Somvati Amavasya vrat performed by married women on this day.

After July 17, Amavasya next month falls on Wednesday, August 16, 2023.

Many people consider Amavasya as the most auspicious day to offer shraddha and pay honor to one's ancestors, particularly deceased parents.

Hariyali Amavasya, Shani Jayanti, Bhaumvati Amavasya, Vat Savitri Vrat, Mauni Amavasya, Lakshmi puja (Diwali), and Mahalaya Amavasya (Pitru Paksha) are some of the most popular observances and major amavasya dates.

An Amavasya falling on Monday is regarded as the most auspicious of all Amavasya days. Fasting and performing vrat (Somvati Amavasya Vrat) on this day, known as Somvati Amavasya, is regarded as most meritorious. Taking a holy bath in sacred rivers such as the Yamuna, Ganga, kaveri, or Krishna. On the day of Somvati Amavasya, thousands of devotees flock to religious sites such as Haridwar and Varanasi.

Importance of Amavasya Vrat

Fasting on Amavasya is considered to provide numerous benefits on devotees. Amavasya Vrat can be observed on particular Amavasya dates throughout the year.

Fasting on Amavasya can cleanse one of the previous sins and provide peace of mind.

Amavasya Vrat can bring you success, prosperity, health, fortune, and love.

In addition to the fast, doing Amavasya Pooja can keep all negative forces at bay and fill the house with positive energy. Amavasya is an opportunity to remember and seek the blessings of our ancestors. 

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All Amavasya dates & Amavasya Tithi Timing in 2023

21 January


Amavasya Tithi: January 21, 6:18 AM - January 22, 2:23 AM

20 February


Timing of Amavasya Tithi: February 19, 4:18 PM - February 20, 12:35 PM

21 March


Timing of Amavasya Tithi: March 21, 1:47 AM - March 21, 10:53 PM

20 April


Timing of Amavasya Tithi: April 19, 11:24 AM - April 20, 9:42 AM

19 May


Amavasya Tithi: May 18, 9:43 p.m. - May 19, 9:23 p.m.

18 June


Amavasya Tithi: June 17, 9:12 AM - June 18, 10:07 AM

17 July


Timing of Amavasya Tithi: July 16, 10:08 PM - July 18, 12:01 AM

16 August


Amavasya Tithi: August 15, 12:43 PM - August 16, 3:08 PM

14 September


Timing of Amavasya Tithi: September 14, 4:49 AM - September 15, 7:09 AM

14 October


Timing of Amavasya Tithi: October 13, 9:51 PM - October 14, 11:25 PM

13 November


Amavasya Tithi: November 12, 2:45 PM - November 13, 2:57 PM

12 December


Timing of Amavasya Tithi: December 12, 6:24 AM - December 13, 5:02 AM

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John Williams 2
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