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.
All Amavasya Dates in the year 2022 are as follows:
|Paush Amavasya||Sunday, 2 January|
|Magha Amavasya||Tuesday, 1 February|
|Phalguna Amavasya||Wednesday, 2 March|
|Chaitra Amavasya||Friday, 1 April|
|Vaishakh Amavasya||Saturday, 30 April|
|Jyeshtha Amavasya||Monday, 30 May|
|Asadha Amavasya||Wednesday, 29 June|
|Shravan Amavasya||Thursday, 28 July|
|Bhadrapada Amavasya||Saturday, 27 August|
|Ashwin Amavasya||Sunday, 25 September|
|Kartika Amavasya||Tuesday, 25 October|
|Margashirsha Amavasya||Wednesday, 23 November|
|Paush Amavasya||Friday, 23 December|
Note: Amavasya tithi is very unauspicious. So do not collect panchang for Amavasya dates from unknown sources.
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Amavasya Names & Their Importance
1. Vaishakh Amavasya
Date: Saturday, 30 April 2022
According to religious beliefs, the Treta Yuga started this month. Due to this, the religious importance of Vaishakh Amavasya increases even more. In South India, Shani Jayanti is celebrated on Vaishakh Amavasya.
2. Jyeshtha Amavasya
Date: Monday, 30 May 2022
Shani Jayanti is observed on Jyeshtha Amavasya. 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.
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3. Asadha Amavasya
Date: Wednesday, 29 June 2022
Ashadh Amavasya is considered very important from a 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.
4. Shravan Amavasya
Date: Thursday, 28 July 2022
Shravan Amavasya (Sunday, August 8): 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.
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5. Bhadrapada Amavasya
Date: Saturday, 27 August 2022
Bhadrapada Amavasya falls on Tuesday, 7 September 2021. 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.
6. Ashwin Amavasya
Date: Sunday, 25 September 2022
Ashwin Amavasya is also known as Mahalaya Amavasya and Sarva Pitru Amavasya. This 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.
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7. Kartik Amavasya
Date: Tuesday, 25 October 2022
The 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.
8. Margashirsha Amavasya
Date: Wednesday, 23 November 2022
Margashirsha Amavasya 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.
9. Paush Amavasya
Date: Sunday, 2 January & Friday, 23 December 2022
When the no moon day or the Amavasya is observed in the specific month of Pausha according to the Hindu calendar, then that particular Amavasya is called Pausha Amavasya. It is considered an inauspicious day when the negative energies and evil powers are stronger in comparison with other days.
10. Magha Amavasya
Date: Tuesday, 1 February 2022
Magha Amavasya 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.
11. Phalguna Amavasya
Date: Wednesday, 2 March 2022
People observe Phalgun 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.
12. Chaitra Amavasya
Date: Friday, 1 April 2022
Chaitra Amavasya falls on the Krishna paksha of Chaitra month. The person fasts on Amavasya for his/her ancestors to attain salvation and peace.
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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.
Amavasya tithi dedicates 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.