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Somvati Amavasya

Amavasya is the dark night or no Moon day in the Hindu Calender.  Amavasya is the darkest night having much importance. This day have more important for Tantriks and Yogis as most of the Blackmagic is performed on Amavasya night.

As it falls on Somvar(Monday )Somvati Amavasya have much of its significance. In Hindu Religion on Somvati Amavasya of the married hindu women keep fast on this day.

As, Monday is the day of Lord Shiva so people take much benefits by worshiping him. Somvati Amavasya has its own importance as it gives enormous effects to the devotees. To reduce Shani Dosh & Pitra Dosh Somvati Amavasya is the best day. It is believed that as Dark night moves to a delightfull morning in the same way dark phase of life also moves towards the bright future.

As the night is converted from no moon day to full moon day in the same way our life’s darkness is also reduced and become bright like Full moon of Poornima.

 Somvati Amavasya 2013

Date: 02 December 2013 (02/12/2013), Monday

Vrat (Parana) Start time: 06:49 AM

Vrat (Parana) End time (Next Day on Dwadashi): 05:29 PM

Somvati Amavasya Tradition

  • Lord Shiva is worshiped on this day.
  • For long life of their Husband Married Women Keep Fast on this day.
  • Put oil on Lord Shani Idol to get free from Shani Dosh.
  • Peepal Tree has much importance on this day 108 Parikrama is done by Married Women.
  • In early Morning Sacred Dip is taken in Holy River.
  • Do Brahmin Bhoojan.

 Somvati Amavasya Importance

  • It is believed that taking bath in holly river gives much Prosperity.
  • Removes all your Sorrows from Life.
  • It is the day when you can do something for your Ancestors and get their Blessings.

 Somvati Amavasya Mantra

अयोध्या, मथुरा, माया, काशी कांचीअवन्तिकापुरी, द्वारवती ज्ञेया: सप्तैता मोक्ष दायिका॥

गंगे च यमुने चैव गोदावरी सरस्वती, नर्मदा सिंधु कावेरी जलेस्मिनेसंनिधि कुरू॥

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Amavasya is the new moon night according to Hindu calendar. Hindu calendar is based on lunar calendar. In most part of India, Hindu calendar month starts on the day after the new moon or Amavasya. Amavasya is the last day of Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight), according to Hindu calendar. Amavas falls on every Hindu month. In the night of Amavasya the moon doesn’t appear. Most people fast on Amavas. If, Amavasya falls on Monday than it is known as Somvati Amavasya on the other hand if any month Amavasya falls on Saturday than it is called Shani Amavasya.

Generally, all Amavasya days are appropriately good to perform Shraddha pujan or Tarpanam. Amavasya is also very important day to perform Kalasarpa Dosha puja.

Find the list of Amavas here.

List of Yearly Amavasyas

Festival Name
Paush Amavasya01 January 2014Wednesday
Phalguna Amavasya01 March 2014Saturday
Somvati Amavasya02 December 2013Monday
Paush Amavasya22 December 2014Monday
Margashirsha Amavasya22 November 2013Saturday
Kartik Amavasya23 October 2014Thursday
Ashwin Amavasya24 September 2014Wednesday
Bhadrapada Amavasya25 August 2014Monday
Shravana Amavasya26 July 2014Saturday
Ashadha Amavasya27 June 2014 Friday
Jyaishta Amavasya28 May 2014Wednesday
Vaishakha Amavasya29 April 2014Tuesday
Mauni Amavasya30 January 2014Thursday
Chaitra Amavasya30 March 2014Sunday

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