Hindu calendar is divided into 30 days. This 30 days are divided into two sides. In which one side of 15 days is called Shukla Paksha and the remaining 15 days are called Krishna Paksha.
Amavasya Tithi comes at the end of Krishna Paksha every month. Amavasya Tithi is considered as Rikta Tithi.
In Hinduism, no new work is done on the day of Amavasya. Nevertheless, Amavasya is also considered an auspicious day for Tarpan, Vrat and Pitru Pujan.
According to religious beliefs, Pitra Dev is the lord of Amavasya Tithi. In such a situation, on this date, it is auspicious to worship the deities, bathe and donate and perform tarpan and Shradh rituals for the ancestors.
Amavasya Tithi 2023 List
- 21 January 2023 – Magh Amavasya
- Amavasya Tithi Begins: 21 January 2023, 06:17 PM
- Amavasya Tithi Ends: 22 January 2023, Night 02: 23
- 19 February 2023 – Falgun Month
- Amavasya Tithi Begins: 19 February 2023, 04 PM :18
- Amavasya Tithi ends: 20 February 2023, 12:35 pm
- 21 March 2023 – Chaitra Amavasya
- Amavasya Tithi starts: 21 March 2023, 01:48 AM
- Amavasya Tithi ends: 21 March 2023, 10:52 pm
- 19 April 2023 – Vaishakh Amavasya
- Amavasya Tithi Begins: April 19, 2023, 11:23
- AM Amavasya Tithi Ends: April 20, 2023, 09:41
- May 19, 2023 – AM Jyeshtha Amavasya
- Amavasya Tithi Begins: May 18, 2023, 09:42 PM
- Amavasya Tithi Ends: 19 May 2023, 09:22 PM
- 17 June 2023 – Ashadh Amavasya
- Amavasya Tithi Starts: 17 June 2023, 09:11 AM
- Amavasya Tithi Ends; June 18, 2023, 10:06 am
- 17 July 2023 – Sawan Amavasya
- Amavasya Tithi Begins: 16 July 2023, 10:09 PM
- Amavasya Tithi Ends: 18 July 2023, 12:01 AM
- 16 August 2023 – Adhik Maas Amavasya
- Amavasya Tithi Begins: 15 August 2023, 12:44
- PM Amavasya Date ends: 16 August 2023, 03:07 PM
- 14 September 2023 – Bhadrapad Amavasya
- Amavasya date begins: 14 September 2023, 04:48
- AM Amavasya date ends: 15 September 2023, 07:09
- AM Ashwin Amavasya – 14 October 2023
- Amavasya date begins : October 13, 2023, 09:50 pm
- Amavasya date ends: October 14, 2023, 11:24 pm
- Kartik Amavasya – November 13, 2023
- Amavasya date begins: November 12, 2023, 02:44 pm
- Amavasya date ends: 13 November 2023, 02:56 pm
- Margashirsha Amavasya – 12 December 2023
- Amavasya date starts: 12 December 2023, 06:24 am
- Amavasya date ends: 13 December 2023, 05:01 am
What is Amavasya?
According to the Hindu Panchang, there are 30 Tithis in a month and the 30th day or say the last Tithi of Krishna Paksha is known as Amavasya. On the day of Amavasya, the moon is not visible at all on the earth. On this day the difference between the Sun and the Moon is zero.
Origin of the word Amavasya
Actually there are 16 phases of Moon. In which on the first day of Shukla Paksha, the moon appears very faint and as the day passes, the maximum part of the moon starts appearing on the earth. Finally, on the 15th day we see the full moon, which we call Purnima ki Raat or Full Moon Night in English.
The 16th phase of Moon is called Ama . The word Amavasya is derived from this word Ama. Let me tell you for your information, the combined powers of the 16 arts of Amavasya pervade on the date of Amavash.
Importance of Amavasya
This day has special importance from the religious point of view. It is believed that worshiping fast on the day of Amavasya and giving sesame seeds to the ancestors gives good results. It is believed that fasting on this day and worshiping Shiva Parvati prolongs the life of the married woman and brings good fortune. Amavasya fast is also observed to increase affection and harmony in married life. It is auspicious to offer Pitra Tarpan and bathe on the day of Amavasya.
Today is Amavasya or not?
Answer : The upcoming Amavasya is on 23 December 2022.