New Delhi: Amavasya refers back to the new moon day or the brand new moon in Sanksrit. It normally takes place in the course of the month however as per amānta māna calendar, adopted in some components of the nation, Amavasya falls on the final day of the lunar month. At the present time holds utmost significance as you’ll be able to carry out a number of pujas and rituals.
If a brand new moon or Amavasya falls on a Monday, it’s known as Somvati Amavasya, whether it is on a Saturday then it turns into Shani Amavasya. Additionally, the one falling on the final day of Pitru-Paksha in Sept-Oct is known as Mahalaya Amavasya.
Vat Savitri Vrat and Shani Jayanti coincide on Jyeshtha Amavasya which falls within the month of Jyeshth (Might-June). It’s on Might 22, this yr.
Might 22, 2020, Friday Jyeshtha, Krishna Amavasya
Darsha Amavasya Begins – 09:35 PM, Might 21
Jyeshtha Amavasya Ends – 11:08 PM, Might 22
(as per drikpanchang.com)
Amavasya is taken into account to be essentially the most vital time to carry out particular puja to your ancestors who’re longer alive. Making choices, donations or charity, giving meals, garments and different mandatory gadgets within the identify of your ancestors is finished on Amavasya.
Some observe quick and carry out puja, searching for blessings of their ancestors and pray to the almighty for the peace of their souls. Additionally, wherever potential, in addition they want taking a shower in a holy river within the morning and performing the opposite rituals of the day.
There are numerous sorts of Amavasya which occur all year long however names would possibly differ as in North and South India. For instance, in southern areas, Thai Amavasai (Jan-Feb), Aadi Amavasai (Jul-Aug) and Mahalaya Amavasai (Sept-Oct) maintain significance.