Vrat and Upvaas Amavasya Dates

Amavasya Dates Amavasya Dates 2023

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Amavasya Tithi

Amavasya, also referred to as 'New Moon Day' or 'No Moon Day,' is regarded as a significant Hindu tithi. On this day the Shukla Paksha (bright fortnight) begins. Amavasya is regarded as a potent and impactful celestial occurrence. This is the reason several significant traditions, as well as rituals, are observed all across India during this period.

Margashirsha Amavasya falls in the Hindu month of Margashirsha also known as Agrahayana. This day is devoted to the worship of Lord Krishna.

Amavasya Vrat 2023 Dates

Month Date Day Vrat Name Tithi Time


21 January, 2023


Darsha Amavasya, Magha Amavasya, Mauni Amavas Check Panchang


20 February, 2023


Darsha Amavasya, Phalguna Amavasya Check Panchang


21 March, 2023


Chaitra Amavasya, Darsha Amavasya Check Panchang


20 April, 2023


Darsha Amavasya, Vaishakha Amavasya Check Panchang


19 May, 2023


Darsha Bhavuka Amavasya, Jyeshtha Amavasya, Shani Jayanti, Vat Savitri Vrat Check Panchang


18 June, 2023


Ashadha Amavasya, Darsha Amavasya Check Panchang


17 July, 2023


Ashadha Amavasya, Darsha Amavasya Check Panchang


16 August, 2023


Darsha Amavasya, Shravana Amavasya Check Panchang


14 September, 2023


Bhadrapada Amavasya, Darsha Amavasya, Pithori Amavasya Check Panchang


15 September, 2023


Bhadrapada Amavasya, Darsha Amavasya, Pithori Amavasya Check Panchang


14 October, 2023


Ashwin Amavasya, Sarva Pitru Amavasya, Sarvapitri Darsha Amavasya Check Panchang


13 November, 2023


Darsha Amavasya, Diwali, Kartika Amavasya, Lakshmi Puja, Kedar Gauri Vrat, Chopda Puja, Sharda Puja, Bengal Kali Puja, Diwali Snan, Diwali Devpuja Check Panchang


12 December, 2023


Darsha Amavasya, Margashirsha Amavasya Check Panchang


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Is Amavasya Auspicious?

Amavasya is considered inauspicious in many cultures worldwide. The energies present during this time can harm our physical and mental well-being. This time of the month is devoted to prayers and offerings. One can also remember their forefathers to minimize the negativity associated with this Hindu tithi.

Some people don't work on Amavasya. And any auspicious work or traveling is also avoided. Many devotees fast on Amavasya to attain success and happiness, and to seek the blessings of their ancestors.

Mythological Importance Of Amavasya

According to Garuda Purana, an Indian scripture, it is believed that Lord Vishnu said that Amavasya is the day when one's ancestors visit earth. If their descendants ignore their presence, it might displease their forefathers. It is also suggested to pray to Lord Vishnu on this day to fulfill all your desires.

There are some festivals associated with Amavasya, with Diwali being the most significant one. Deepawali is when there is no moon in the sky and when the evil powers are strong. Here the negative spirits are warded off with the lights of diyas and candles.

Significant Amavasya Tithis

These Amavasya dates hold immense religious importance:

  • Mauni Amavasya
    It is observed between January and February and holds great spiritual significance. As per the Hindu calendar, it is observed in the month of Magh. On this day, devotees observe a maun vrat. Some refer to it as Magha Amavasya. Followers and devotees also bathe in the holy waters of Ganga on this day.
  • Mahalaya Amavasya
    This Amavasya occurs on the last day of Mahalaya Paksha. It is a great day to do charity and humanitarian work. It is observed in September or October. It is also the best day to make offerings to the deceased ancestors. And for this reason, it is also known as Pitru Paksha.
  • Somvati Amavasya
    It is the one that is observed on a Monday. Besides fulfillment of desires, the day holds special significance for married women. They fast for the long lives of their husband on this day.

Significance Of Amavasya Vrat

Fasting on the day of Amavasya is said to benefit the devotees in many ways.

Amavasya fast provides inner peace. This also helps the person get rid of the burdens of sins committed knowingly or unknowingly. It can attract love, success, health, prosperity, and wealth in one's life.

Amavasya Puja done along with the fast, can keep all the negative and evil powers away and fill your soul and home with positivity. On this day, one should remember their ancestors and pray for their blessings.