Amavasya is very unauspicious in Hinduism. Amavasya tithi is considered good to perform Shraddha rituals for ancestors; and is not suitable for any auspicious work. Amavasya falling on Monday is known as Somvati Amavasya. And Amavasya falling on Saturday is known as Shani Amavasya. Here are all Amavasya dates with important festivals associated with these dates.
Amavasya Calendar 2020
Find all Amavasya Dates in the year 2020 are as follows:
|Friday, 24 January||Magha Amavasya||Mauni Amavasya|
|Sunday, 23 February||Phalguna Amavasya|
|Tuesday 24 March||Chaitra Amavasya||Bhaumvati Amavasya|
|Wednesday, 22 April||Vaishakha Amavasya|
|Friday, 22 May||Jyeshtha Amavasya||Shani Jayanti, Vat Savitri Vrat|
|Sunday, 21 June||Ashadha Amavasya||Father’s Day, International Yoga Day|
|Monday, 20 July||Shravana Amavasya||Hariyali Amavasya, Somavati Amavasya, 3rd Shravan Somwar Vrat|
|Wednesday, 19 August||Bhadrapada Amavasya|
|Thursday, 17 September||Ashwin Amavasya||Mahalaya Amavasya, Sarva Pitru Amavasya|
|Friday, 16 October||Ashwina (Adhik) Amavasya||Adhik Maas Amavasya|
|Sunday, 15 November||Kartika Amavasya||Govardhan Puja, Annakut|
|Monday, 14 December||Margashirsha Amavasya||Somavati Amavasya|
Note: Amavasya tithi is very unauspicious. So do not collect panchang for Amavasya dates from unknown sources.
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Magha Amavasya (Friday, January 24) is also observed as Mauni Amavasya. One should keep Maun vrat on this day to remove obstacles in his/her life. If it is not possible to remain silent then do not speak harsh words with your face.
Phalgun Amavasya falls on Sunday, 23 February 2020. People observe this Amavasya vrat for happiness and peace in life. Along with this, tarpan and Shradh perform on this day for the peace of the ancestors. If it falls on the day of Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday; then it is more auspicious and fruitful.
Chaitra Amavasya (Tuesday, March 4) – the Amavasya that falls on the Krishna paksha of Chaitra month. The person fast on Amavasya for his/her ancestors to attain salvation and peace.
Vaishakh Amavasya (Wednesday, April 22); according to religious beliefs, the Treta Yuga started from this month. Due to this, the religious importance of Vaishakh Amavasya increases even more. In South India, Shani Jayanti is celebrated on Vaishakh Amavasya.
Jyeshtha Amavasya (Friday, May 22) is observed as Shani Jayanti; the birthday of Lord Shani. On Shani Jayanti devotees keep fast to please Lord Shani and visit Shani temples to seek the blessing of Lord Shani. Vat Savitri vrat is also observed on this Amavasya; by married women for the long life of their husbands.
Ashadh Amavasya falls on Sunday, 21 June 2020. It is considered very important from the religious point of view. Because this day is very good for charity and Shradha for the peace of ancestors. Bathing on holy rivers has special significance on this day.
Shravan Amavasya (Monday, July 20): Shravani Amavasya and Hariyali Amavasya celebrate on this day. Hariyali Amavasya dedicates to Lord Shiva. Devotees worship Him with full devotion and seek His blessings for good rains and bountiful harvest.
Bhadrapada Amavasya falls on Wednesday, 19 August 2020. It is also called Pithora Amavasya. Hindus worship Goddess Durga on this day. There is a mythological belief that on this day, Mother Parvati told Indrani the significance of this Amavasya vrat.
Ashwin Amavasya falls on Thursday, 17 September 2020. This Amavasya is also known as Mahalaya Amavasya and Sarva Pitru Amavasya. Sarva Pitru Amavasya is the most important day of Pitur Paksha. You can perform Shraddha anytime in the day. It is more famously known as Sarva Pitru Shraddh. Sarva Pitru Amavasya is important for shraddha or tarpan of those who died on Purnima, Amavasya or Chaturdashi.
Adhik Maas Amavasya
Aswin Adhik Amavasya (Friday, 16 October) or Adhik maas Amavasya falls in adhik maas in 2020.
Kartik Amavasya (Sunday, November 15): This Amavasya of Kartik month is very important for the Hindu religion. The festival of lights – Diwali falls on this Amavasya Tithi. On this day, Devotees worship Lakshmi Mata and Lord Shree Ganesha of Riddhi-Siddhi.
Margashirsha Amavasya falls on Monday, 15 December 2020. It is also called Aghaan Amavasya. On this day, people do daan and purnya for the peace of their ancestors. Also, some worship Goddess Lakshmi on this day.
What not to do during Amavasya?
Amavasya days are very unauspicious; so we should be very careful about our daily activities on these dates. Otherwise, it brings lots of negative impacts on our life. Here are some important things; we should not do on Amavasya tithi.
- Avoid non-vegetarian foods.
- Don’t take frozen or cooked food from the previous day.
- Stay away from alcohol.
- Shraddha rituals should be performed in a proper way. Any irregularity brings the wrath of our ancestors.
- No physical relationship with your partner.
- Don’t purchase gold or any jewelry on Amavasya dates.
- Don’t start any new activity or business in these days.
Significance of Amavasya
Amavasya tithis dedicate to the worship of our ancestors. It is the best day to get blessings from our ancestors. These days are very good to perform the tantric poojas and Kaal sharp Dosha related puja. If any person keeps fast on Somvati Amavasya; his/her all wishes will be fulfilled.