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.

Next Amavasya is on March 13, Saturday

Amavasya time on March 13 - March 12, 3:02 pm to March 13, 3:51 pm

Amavasya in March, 2021 which falls on Saturday is the first of the two Shani Amavasya in 2021. Shani amavasya is considered one of the most auspicious days to worship and appease Shani dev, the Lord of justice.

Amavasya in March 2021 falls in the month of Phalgun as per Hindu calendar and is called Phalguna Amavasya. This is the last amavasya of the year as per Hindu Purnimanta calendar.

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New Moon night or Amavasya

Phalguna Amavasya (March 13) - Tithi start and end timing

Amavasya Tithi TimingMarch 12, 03:02 PM - March 13, 03:51 PM
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After March 13, amavasya in April falls on April 11, 2021, Sunday.

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 2021 and Amavasya Tithi Timing

January 13th
Wednesday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : Jan 12, 12:22 PM - Jan 13, 10:30 AM
February 11th
Thursday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : Feb 11, 1:09 AM - Feb 12, 12:35 AM
March 13th
Saturday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : Mar 12, 3:02 PM - Mar 13, 3:51 PM
April 11th
Sunday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : Apr 11, 6:03 AM - Apr 12, 8:00 AM
May 11th
Tuesday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : May 10, 9:55 PM - May 12, 12:29 AM
June 10th
Thursday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : Jun 09, 1:58 PM - Jun 10, 4:22 PM
July 9th
Friday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : Jul 09, 5:16 AM - Jul 10, 6:46 AM
August 8th
Sunday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : Aug 07, 7:11 PM - Aug 08, 7:20 PM
September 7th
Tuesday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : Sep 06, 7:38 AM - Sep 07, 6:21 AM
October 6th
Wednesday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : Oct 05, 7:04 PM - Oct 06, 4:35 PM
November 4th
Thursday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : Nov 04, 6:03 AM - Nov 05, 2:44 AM
December 4th
Saturday
Amavasya Tithi Timing : Dec 03, 4:56 PM - Dec 04, 1:13 PM

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