Margashirsha Amavasya Festival

Lord Krishna himself has said in 'Gita'- "I am Marghasheesh month". In the era of Satyuga, God started the year on the first date of the month of Margashirsha. Therefore, on the day of Margashirsha Amavasya, the special significance of taking bath in holy rivers has been initiated. Margashirsha Amavasya is also known by another name, 'Agahan Amavasya'. Religiously, the significance of this Amavasya is considered equally fruitful as the Kartik Amavasya.

Worshipping Goddess Lakshmi on this sacred day with proper sacred rituals is considered auspicious, just like she has been worshipped on the festival- 'Deepawali'. This day is also very favourable and propitious for bathing on bank of the River Ganges. The fast of Margashirsha Amavasya in the year 2018 is on 7th December. Due to Amavasya, various sacred ceremonies such as- donating needful items to poor and other religious activities are also being done which are supposed to be a major significance in Hindu religion. On the day of Margashirsha Amavasya, the spiritual worship of the ancestors is exclusively done and thus this day is reckoned as the day of praising the ancestors and forefathers.

Religious beliefs:

Margashirsha's month is full of reverence and devotion. According to the beliefs of Hindu religion, this month is considered to be fruitful for many religious works. On the day of Margashirsha Amavasya, the new moon of the month has a very special place in religious folklores. In this month, Lord Krishna devotion has special importance and worship of ancestors is also done. Margashirha Amavasya brings special benefits of fasting for those who want to get salvation (moksha).

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