Bhadrapada Amavasya 2023 Date, Timings, Pooja Vidhi, and Significance

In Hinduism, all festivals are celebrated with great enthusiasm. Similarly, Bhadrapada Amavasya and Pithora Amavasya (Amavasya Tithi) have great importance.

The special significance of Purnima and Amavasya date has been told in Hinduism. On the other hand, according to the Hindu calendar, the Amavasya Tithi falling in the sixth month of Bhadrapada is known as Bhadau or Bhadrapada Amavasya.

It is also called Kushgrahani Amavasya. This year this date is falling on 14 September, 2023 (Thursday). It is believed that by bathing in holy rivers, donating and offering obeisances to ancestors, one gets the blessings of happiness and prosperity in life.

Name of festivalDayDate of festival
Bhadrapada AmavasyaThursday14 September

When is Bhadrapada Amavasya?

This year Bhadrapada Amavasya will be celebrated on 27th August 2022, Saturday. Due to the new moon falling on Saturday, Shanichari Amavasya yoga is being formed.

Importance of Bhadrapada Amavasya

According to the scriptures, Bhado Amavasya is dedicated to Lord Krishna. Kusha (Green Grass) is used for Amavasya Puja. According to astrologers, if Bhadrapada Amavasya falls on a Monday, the same Kusha can be used for 12 years.

Bhadrapad Amavasya 2023 Auspicious Muhurt

  • Amavasya Tithi Begins at 04:51:51 on September 14, 2023
  • Amavasya Tithi Ends at 07:12:02 on September 15, 2023

Pithora Amavasya

Along with this Bhadrapada Amavasya, this Amavasya is also known as Pithora Amavasya. This Amavasya is also considered to be of great importance. According to a belief, where was Mother Parvati to observe Indrani’s fast on this day. By which he was told that by observing this fast, children are obtained.

Since then, on this day, fasting has been started by married women to wish for their children’s well-being and to get children. Pithora Amavasya is known by different names in North India and South India. In North India it is celebrated as Pithori Amavasya and in South India this Amavasya is celebrated as Polala Amavasya.

Lord Krishna is worshiped in Bhadra Paksha

Just as Lord Shiva is worshiped in the month of Sawan, similarly Lord Krishna is worshiped in the month of Bhado. Devotees in Bhadrapada are absorbed in the worship of Lord Krishna. Bathing in the river is considered auspicious and water is offered to Lord Suryadev, as well as offering Pind Daan to ancestors has special significance.

Get rid of Kaal Sarp Dosh

On the day of Amavasya one also gets freedom from Kaal Sarp Dosh. Kush is collected on this day and it is used in religious works throughout the year. Bhadrapada Amavasya is also known as Pithora Amavasya in many places in India. It is believed that fasting on Bhadrapada Amavasya leads to child birth. In North India it is called Pithori Amavasya, while in South India it is celebrated as Pola Amavasya.

what not to do?

According to the scriptures, the consumption of jaggery, curd and things made from it is considered harmful in the month of Bhadrapada as it can cause stomach related problems. At the same time, it is strictly forbidden to eat garlic, onion, meat, fish and other vengeful food this month. It is believed that eating rice given to others this month or using coconut oil brings poverty in the house.

What to do:

On the day of Bhadrapada Amavasya One should go on pilgrimage, chant the name of the Lord and fast.

One should worship Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu, Lord Ganesha and his own god.

For Pitru-Dosha or Sarpa-Dosha Shanti in the astrology chart, one should perform his respective puja and make a donation.

Amavasya 2023: Dates and Timings

21 JanuarySaturdayMagha AmavasyaPaush Amavasya
20 FebruaryMondayPhalguna AmavasyaMagha Amavasya
21 MarchTuesdayChaitra AmavasyaPhalguna Amavasya
20 AprilThursdayVaishakha AmavasyaChaitra Amavasya
19 MayFridayJyaishta AmavasyaVaishakha Amavasya
18 JuneSundayAshadha AmavasyaJyaishta Amavasya
17 JulyMondayShravana AmavasyaAshadha Amavasya
16 AugustWednesdayShravana AmavasyaShravana Amavasya
14 SeptemberThursdayBhadrapada AmavasyaShravana Amavasya
14 OctoberSaturdayAshwin AmavasyaBhadrapada Amavasya
13 NovemberMondayKartik AmavasyaAshwin Amavasya
12 DecemberTuesdayMargashirsha AmavasyaKartik Amavasya


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