Bhadrapada Amavasya: Date, Muhurat and Importance

The new moon day of Bhadrapada Maas of the 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 2022 Date and Muhurat

Bhadrapada Amavasya falls on Saturday, 27 August 2022. In accordance with 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 at 12:26:09 on August 26, 2022
Amavasya Tithi Ends at 13:48:43 on August 27, 2022

Next Amavasya: Sarva Pitru Amavasya

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 coincidences happen together on the new moon day, it is very virtuous.

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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 is 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 on 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.

Important Rituals

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 be advised to chant the mantras; while picking the grass only with the use of the right hand.


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