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".

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.

When is the next Amavasya?

Next Amavasya Date in 2019 : August 01 Thursday

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Amavasya August 01 - start & end timing

Amavasya Tithi TimingJuly 31, 11:57 AM - August 01, 08:41 AM
Place : Ujjain [ India ]   See More

After August 01, amavasya in August falls on August 30, 2019, Friday.

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).

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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 2019 and Amavasya Tithi Timing

January 5th
Saturday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : Jan 05, 4:57 AM - Jan 06, 6:58 AM
February 4th
Monday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : Feb 03, 11:52 PM - Feb 05, 2:33 AM
March 6th
Wednesday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : Mar 05, 7:07 PM - Mar 06, 9:33 PM
April 5th
Friday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : Apr 04, 12:51 PM - Apr 05, 2:20 PM
May 4th
Saturday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : May 04, 4:03 AM - May 05, 4:15 AM
June 3rd
Monday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : Jun 02, 4:40 PM - Jun 03, 3:31 PM
July 2nd
Tuesday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : Jul 02, 3:05 AM - Jul 03, 12:46 AM
August 1st
Thursday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : Jul 31, 11:57 AM - Aug 01, 8:41 AM
August 30th
Friday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : Aug 29, 7:55 PM - Aug 30, 4:07 PM
September 28th
Saturday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : Sep 28, 3:46 AM - Sep 28, 11:56 PM
October 28th
Monday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : Oct 27, 12:23 PM - Oct 28, 9:08 AM
November 26th
Tuesday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : Nov 25, 10:40 PM - Nov 26, 8:35 PM
December 26th
Thursday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : Dec 25, 11:17 AM - Dec 26, 10:43 AM

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