As per the Hindu panchang, New Moon or Amavasya is an important day. On this day, moon is not visible and the night is dark. Traditionally, prayers are made on this day. Know when in 2019, Amavasya will fall? In Vedic panchang, a month constitutes 30 days and has equal two phases of 15 days each. One is called Krishna Paksha and other is called Shukla Paksha. When the size of the moon increases, it is called Shukla Paksha and when it appears to be decreasing and nights are getting darker, the phase is called Krishna Paksha. When we see full moon it is called Purnima and when there is no moon in the sky, it is called Amavasya or new moon. On a new moon day, the moon becomes completely invisible. It is called new moon day since from this day the size of the moon starts increasing.
|Date||Day||Type of Amavasya|
|5 January, 2019||Saturday||Margashirsha Amavasya|
|4 February, 2019||Monday||Paush Amavasya|
|6 March, 2019||Wednesday||Magh Amavasya|
|5 April, 2019||Friday||Falgun amavasya|
|4 May, 2019||Saturday||Chaitra Amavasya|
|3 June, 2019||Monday||Vaishakh amavasya|
|2 July, 2019||Tuesday||Jyeshtha amavasya|
|1 August, 2019||Thursday||Ashadha Amavasya|
|30 August, 2019||Friday||Shravan Amavasya|
|28 September, 2019||Saturday||Bhadrapada Amavasya|
|28 October, 2019||Monday||Ashwin Amavasya|
|26 November, 2019||Tuesday||Kartik Amavasya|
|26 December, 2019||Thursday||Margashirsha Amavasya|
Religious texts describe that the night of Amavasya plays an important role in eliminating Pitra dosh from your life. On this day if you perform Tarpan, or take a holy dip in river Ganges, you attain Moksha and are rewarded for good deeds. If you are suffering from Kaal Sarpa dosha, performing the remedies can prove to be fruitful. Even festivals as important as Diwali and Solar eclipses, fall on Amavasya only.
Every month, there is an Amavasya which you can utilize to its best by performing relevant rituals. Astrologically, it is believed that Moon symbolizes mind, mother and liquids. On the night of new moon, the visibility of moon is zero. To avoid any ill effects of same to affect your life, taking bath in holy rivers and worshipping the almighty is highly recommended.
The Amavasya falling in the month of March (Magh) is called Mauni Amavasya. Other names for the same Amavasya are Bhaumvati or Maun Amavasya. This year on 6th March, Mauni Amavasya will be observed. Hundreds and thousands of devotees will gather at the banks of the rivers Ganges (Haridwar), Shipra (Nasik) and Godavari (Ujjain) to take a dip in holy water. Triveni Sangam (Allahabad), the confluence of three rivers - Ganga, Yamuna and saraswati - holds a major distinction among these. Those who could not reach the banks of these rivers take bath in Ganga-jal at their homes. Some people also take a special fast in which they remain quiet and do not utter a single word in the whole day.
The Amavasya that falls on a Monday (Somvaar) is called Somvati Amavasya. It holds immense significance in Hindu religion. In 2019, on 4th February (Paush), 3rd June (Baisakh), and 28th October (Ashwin) Somvati Amavasya will be observed. Married women keep a fast on this day to seek their husband’s long life as a boon. People offer milk, water, flowers, akshat etc. to Peepal (Ficus religiosa) tree as it is believed that this tree is centre to divinity and all the devtas (Lords) reside within it.
Amavasya is a celestial activity, which takes place in the Krishna Paksha of every month. Religiously and astrologically, its importance is beyond measure. We have tried to help you understand why and how the day of Amavasya can be utilized to free yourself from the debt of past sins and pave a way to Swarg (heaven) for yourself by correcting your previous mistakes or repenting for them.
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