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Amavasya 2023 Vrat Dates

Amavasya Vrat Dates

Amavasya is on new moon day when the moon entirely disappears, as per the Hindu calendar. The Amavasya starts after the new moon begins. It is marked at the end of the month, which is based on the lunar cycle. It is called as amavas. On the day of Amavasya, it is fully dark. It is come on the day of Krishna paksha. The new moon day has some special significance when you worship on this particular day.

What do you mean by Amavasya?

Amavasya is also known as the lunar phase of the new Moon. In the Hindu calendar, you will find 30 lunar phases that are called TITHI. When the Moon's angular distance from the 12 degrees before the conjunction.

Amavasya 2023 Dates



Magha Amavasya

January 21, 2023, Saturday

Phalguna Amavasya

February 20, 2023, Monday

Chaitra Amavasya

March, 21, 2023, Tuesday

Vaishakha Amavasya

April 20, 2023, Thursday

Jyeshtha Amavasya

May 19, 2023, Friday

Ashadha Amavasya

June 17, 2023, Saturday

Shravana Amavasya

July 17, 2023, Monday

Shravana Adhik Amavasya

August 16, 2023, Wednesday

Bhadrapada Amavasya

September 14, 2023, Thursday

Ashwina Amavasya

October 14, 2023, Saturday

Kartika Amavasya

November 13, 2023, Monday

Margashirsha Amavasya

December 12, 2023, Tuesday

Importance of Amavasya Vrat

Amavasya vrat carries substantial spiritual importance in Hinduism. On this day, we Hindu give offerings to our dead ancestors by observing fast. 

Amavasya Puja  Method/Vidhi

In the Vedic Hindu traditions, there is a lot of significance of Amavasya or the No moon day. Every month, the last gate of the dark period or Krishna Paksha is known as Amavasya. On this day, Moon is devoid of its sheen and light. The day of Amavasya is considered pretty significant for the worship of the ancestors/ Pitras. There is also a ritual of worshipping Lord Vishnu on this day. There is an attainment of a lot of auspicious results by performing all the rituals by going to a holy place. Apart from this, there is a tradition of doing all the remedies associated with the removal of the Pitra Dosha on this day. The Peepal tree is also worshipped on this day for giving salvation to the souls of your ancestors. It is believed that Lord Vishu resides in the roots, the creator Brahma in the front part and Lord Shiva in the trunk of the tree, so as per the beliefs by worshiping the Peepal tree on this day; one gets the blessings from the trinity. 

Let us tell you about an interesting and traditional worship method associated with the day of Amavasya.

  • Firstly, rise early in the Brahma Muhurt and take a bath.
  • After the bath, offer Argha to the Sun God with the Surya Mantra or Gayatri Mantra.
  • Then take flowers, rice and water and take a pledge to worship Lord Vishnu, remembering Vishnu and ancestors.
  • Now worship Lord Vishnu in the temple at home or by visiting any Pagoda, following all the rituals.
  • If you want, you can also recite Shri Vishnu Sahasranama, Shri Narayan Stotra etc. with reverence.
  • It is considered auspicious to chant the mantras of Lord Vishnu with a Tulsi garland on this day.
  • At the end of the worship, perform the Aarti of Lord Vishnu with devotion.
  • On this day, the works related to the ancestors are also done.
  • Worship for happiness and salvation of the souls of your ancestors.
  • Perform all the rituals and donations associated with ancestors.
  • Some people also observe fast for the peace and salvation of their ancestors.
  • In the end, remembering the ancestors with reverence, feed the Brahmins and give donations.

Different types of Amavasya.

  • Paush Amavasya
  • Magha Amavasya
  • Phalgun Amavasya
  • Chaitra Amavasya
  • Vaishakh Amavasya
  • Jyeshtha Amavasya
  • Ashadh Amavasya
  • Shravan Amavasya
  • Bhadrapada Amavasya
  • Ashwin Amavasya
  • Karthik Amavasya
  • Margashirsha Amavasya

Amavasya Vrat Katha: 

There are many ways to observe Amavasya, and there are different types of Kathaye. But the most important one is somvati amavasya which said:

Once there was a moneylender who had seven sons and one daughter. All his sons were married; however, he couldn’t find the right match for his daughter. Due to this, the moneylender and his wife were under a lot of stress. A Sadhu visited his house regularly and never blessed his daughter. When the daughter told this to her mother, she confronted the Sadhu. But the Sadhu did not speak a single word and left the house. 

Due to this, the money lender’s wife got extremely worried and called a Pandit. He saw the kundali of the girl and told her that she was destined to turn widow. The mother, after hearing this, begged the Pandit for a solution. 

He said that there is a washerwoman living on the island of Singhal. If that woman agrees to apply vermillion on the girl’s forehead, her fate will change. He also told the girl to keep Somvati Amavasya Vrat to change her destiny. The mother asked the youngest brother to take the daughter to the island. On their way to that place, they encountered a seashore and started wondering how to cross that. So, they sat under a tree. 

They saw a vulture’s nest, which clearly displayed that a male and female vulture live there. A snake entered and entirely destroyed their nest and was about to eat the babies. However, the girl jumped and tried to save the vulture babies and killed the snake. Due to this act, the vulture helped the girl and her brother cross the seashore. 

They finally reached the washerwoman’s place. The girl served her for many months. The washerwoman was pleased by the girl and finally applied sindoor on her forehead. When the girl returned to her parent’s house, she did Somvati Amavasya Vrat. This entirely reversed her fate, and she got married and lived a prosperous life.

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