Amavasya, which is the evening of the first day of the first lunar quarter, is the name given to the new moon night in the Hindu religion. Amavasya is also referred to as “no moon night” because the moon is not visible during this time. Amavasya, commonly referred to as No Moon Day or New Moon Day, is a significant Hindu calendar tithi. Amavasya is the last of the 30 lunar phases (or tithis) that make up a lunar month according to the Hindu calendar. Amavasya happens once per month, and there are 12 of these no-moon days in a year. Additionally, it heralds the start of the lunar month’s brilliant fortnight or Shukla Paksha.
Amavaysa is regarded as one of the most important and significant periods of the year because it is the darkest day of the month. Devotees all over India observe numerous significant rites and traditions on this day as a result.
Mythology Story of Amavasya
Daksha Prajapati has 27 daughters. In Hindu astrology, they are known as Nakshatras or birth stars. And they all were married to Chandra and had 27 wives, but Rohini was his favourite. Other spouses were envious of this and protested to Daksha Prajapati.
Angry for ignoring his other 26 daughters, Daksha Prajapati cursed Chandra, saying that he would lose all of his beauty and brightness. As a result, Amavasya or no moon day occurred.
Significance of Amavasya?
Moksha, or salvation, is connected to Amavasya. You should start your spiritual journey today. It works perfectly to start the interior cleaning procedure.
There isn’t a moon today since there is nothing to see outdoors. The only thing left for us to do is to perceive the Supreme Truth’s presence within us and clear the ignorance-induced dust from our minds.
Since Shiva is the one who forces open our violently locked inner self to reveal us to the light of truth, he is associated with this day.
Important Amavasya Tithis
These Amavasya dates are considered to be extremely fortunate and significant from a religious perspective:
Mauni Amavasya: This Amavasya, which occurs in the month of Magh between the months of January and February, is regarded as a day of great spiritual significance. On this day, also known as Magha Amavasya, devotees observe silence, or “maun.” Additionally, devotees bathe in the Ganga at a sacred ritual called Mauni Amavasya Snan.
Mahalaya Amavasya: The final day of Mahalaya Paksha is when Mahalaya Amavasya is observed. It is considered an auspicious day for philanthropy and humanitarian action. Typically, it takes place between September and October. It is also known as Pitru Paksha and is the most opportune day to make offerings to departed ancestors.
Somvati Amavasya: The Somvati Amavasya that falls on a Monday is the most important one. The day is significant for married women who observe the Somvati Amavasya Vrat in hopes of their husbands living long lives in addition to fulfilling their desires.
What must be done On Amavasya?
Supplying food and drink to ancestors in honour of them.
In some places, different people observe a partial fast (Upvas) or a complete fast on this day.
Amavasya is not a day for beginning something good or auspicious like marriages, thread ceremonies, new jobs, or businesses.
Some followers observe the day in total silence. It is a believe that talking is pointless when the mind is constantly arguing and daydreaming.