Amavasya (Hindi: अमावस्या, Tamil: அமாவாசை, Malayalam: അമാവാസി, Telugu: అమావాస్య, Gujarati: અમાવાસ્યા) in Sanskrit means "day of new moon". It also means "belonging to the new moon or its festival".

Amavasya Image Source: Prokerala.com

New Moon night or Amavasya

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 May 30, Monday

Amavasya time on May 30 - May 29, 2:55 pm to May 30, 5:00 pm

Amavasya in May, 2022 is Somvati Amavasya as it falls on Monday (Somwar). Monday is dedicated to Lord Shiva and therefore, Somvati Amavasya vrat observed by married women on this day is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Amavasya in May 2022 is Jyeshta amavasya, the day is also celebrated as Shani Jayanti. In north India, the famous Vat Savitri Vrat is observed by women during Jyeshta amavasya.

Jyeshta Amavasya (May 30) - Tithi start and end timing

Amavasya Tithi TimingMay 29, 02:55 PM - May 30, 05:00 PM
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After May 30, amavasya in June falls on June 29, 2022, Wednesday.

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 2022 and Amavasya Tithi Timing

January 2nd
Sunday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : Jan 02, 3:42 AM - Jan 03, 12:03 AM
February 1st
Tuesday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : Jan 31, 2:18 PM - Feb 01, 11:15 AM
March 2nd
Wednesday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : Mar 02, 1:00 AM - Mar 02, 11:04 PM
April 1st
Friday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : Mar 31, 12:22 PM - Apr 01, 11:54 AM
April 30th
Saturday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : Apr 30, 12:58 AM - May 01, 1:58 AM
May 30th
Monday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : May 29, 2:55 PM - May 30, 5:00 PM
June 29th
Wednesday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : Jun 28, 5:52 AM - Jun 29, 8:22 AM
July 28th
Thursday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : Jul 27, 9:12 PM - Jul 28, 11:25 PM
August 27th
Saturday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : Aug 26, 12:24 PM - Aug 27, 1:47 PM
September 25th
Sunday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : Sep 25, 3:12 AM - Sep 26, 3:24 AM
October 25th
Tuesday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : Oct 24, 5:27 PM - Oct 25, 4:18 PM
November 23rd
Wednesday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : Nov 23, 6:53 AM - Nov 24, 4:27 AM
December 23rd
Friday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : Dec 22, 7:13 PM - Dec 23, 3:46 PM

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