Amavasya in October 14 October, 2023 10 days to go
Amavasya Tithi Timings*:

Amavasya Tithi Start:
09:51 PM on Oct 13

Amavasya Tithi End:
11:25 PM on Oct 14

Other important timings* on 14 October, 2023
Sunrise 06:27 AM
Sunset 05:58 PM
Moonrise 05:50 AM
Moonset 05:52 PM
*Timing in IST for Ujjain, India Change Location

Amavasya Vrat 2023 • Significance of Amavasya

Amavasya means New Moon Day. In Sanskrit, the translation is as follows: "a" means "Not present" or "Absence of", "ma" is another word for the Moon in Sanskrit, and "vasya"/"vas" translates to "to be put on" or "to dwell". Putting all together, we get the word Amavasya, which roughly translates to "No Moon Day" or No Moon dwelling in the sky.

In Indian culture, especially among Hindus the day and night of Amavasya holds great significance. Many festivals and vrats or fastings are associated with the Amavasya tithi. One of the most popular and brightest festival of India - Diwali, falls on the amavasya of Indian calendar month of Karthik.

Next Amavasya is on October 14, Saturday

Amavasya Tithi Timing*: October 13, 9:51 pm to October 14, 11:25 pm

Moonrise - October 14, 5:50 am

Moonset - October 14, 5:52 pm

(* Timings in IST, for Ujjain. To change location, go to Panchang →)

Amavasya Image Source: Prokerala.com

New Moon night or Amavasya

Ashvina Amavasya (October 14) - Tithi start and end timing

Amavasya Tithi TimingOctober 13, 09:51 PM - October 14, 11:25 PM
Place : Ujjain [ India ] See More

After October 14, amavasya in November falls on November 13, 2023, Monday.

The day of amavasya is held in reverence by many and is believed to be the most auspicious day to offer shraddh and pay homage to one's ancestors, especially dead parents.

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

Somvati amavasys holy dip Image Source: IANS

People throng Har Ki Pauri to take holy dip in the Ganga river on Somvati Amavasya in Haridwar

Of all the amavasya days, an amavasya falling on Monday (somvara) is considered most auspicious. Know as Somvati Amavasya, fasting and observing vrat (Somvati Amavasya Vrat) on this day is considered most meritorious. Taking holy dip in waters of the sacred rivers like the Ganga, Yamuna, Krishna or Kaveri. On the day of Somvati Amavasya, 1000s of devotees throng religious places like Haridwar, Varanasi etc.

All Amavasya dates in 2023

January 21st
Saturday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : Jan 21, 6:18 AM - Jan 22, 2:23 AM
February 20th
Monday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : Feb 19, 4:18 PM - Feb 20, 12:35 PM
March 21st
Tuesday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : Mar 21, 1:47 AM - Mar 21, 10:53 PM
April 20th
Thursday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : Apr 19, 11:24 AM - Apr 20, 9:42 AM
May 19th
Friday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : May 18, 9:43 PM - May 19, 9:23 PM
June 18th
Sunday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : Jun 17, 9:12 AM - Jun 18, 10:07 AM
July 17th
Monday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : Jul 16, 10:08 PM - Jul 18, 12:01 AM
August 16th
Wednesday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : Aug 15, 12:43 PM - Aug 16, 3:08 PM
September 14th
Thursday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : Sep 14, 4:49 AM - Sep 15, 7:09 AM
October 14th
Saturday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : Oct 13, 9:51 PM - Oct 14, 11:25 PM
November 13th
Monday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : Nov 12, 2:45 PM - Nov 13, 2:57 PM
December 12th
Tuesday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : Dec 12, 6:24 AM - Dec 13, 5:02 AM