New moon day of Bhadrapada Maas of Hindu Lunar calendar observes as Bhadrapada Amavasya. It is so popular among the Hindu devotees by the name of Bhadon, Bhadi Amavasya or Pithori Amavasya. People worship and adore Goddess Durga on this majorly important day of the year.
Bhadrapada Amavasya Date and Muhurat
Bhadrapada Amavasya is on Wednesday, 19th August 2020. With accordance to the Hindu calendar, it observes every year on Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapada month. In spite of that, there is a total of 12 Amavasya which falls in a year.
Amavasya Tithi Begins – 10:41, Aug 18; and Ends – 08:12, Aug 19
Next Amavasya: Sarva Pitru Amavasya: Most important day of Pitru Paksha
Mythological texts say: To Goddess Indrani, Mother Parvati once disclosed the significance of Amavasya Vrat (Fasting) on this holiest day of Bhadrapada Amavasya. Therefore, married women venerate Goddess Durga; and observe a sacred fast for a child and their long-life.
The date of the Bhadrapada Amavasya is very important for traditional ceremonies; such as- bathing, donation, and renunciation. It brings even more fortunate when falls on Mondays; especially when the solar eclipse occurs, followed by bathing, donation, and renunciation. And when all these three coincidence happen together on the new moon day, it is very virtuous.
Importance of Bhadrapada Amavasya
Each month’s new moon day- Bhadrapad Amavasya has its own special significance. The new moon of the month of Bhadrapad also has its own specialty. For religious customs, ‘Kush’ can be collected on Bhadrapad Amavasya. If the grass-Kush used in religious activities, Shraddha karma etc.; it is meant virtuously fruitful for a year. If the Bhadrapad Amavasya is on Monday, then this ‘Kush’ can be used for 12 years. It is also called the Kushgrahini Amavasya; because in this propitious day, devotees collect the Kush-grass. In the mythological texts; it has also been called Kushtapatini Amavasya and on the whole, there are ten types of Kushas in the scriptures.
In Hinduism, these ten types of grasses; the grass which can be easily collected and is available effortlessly is considered favorable. But keep in mind that; the grass should be collected only by hand with all its leaves and the other part should not be broken. Sunrise is appropriate for this divine sacrament. One should sit on the north side and advised to chant the mantras; while picking the grass only with the use of the right hand.