Amavasya marks the beginning of Shukla Paksha of the lunar month. According to Hinduism, it has special relevance and importance. Read to know the significance of Amavasya and the complete list of the Amavasya dates in 2022. Have a look!
Amavasya and Purnima both have special significance in Hinduism. Like a Full Moon (Purnima), the New Moon also appears every month. The Amavasya Tithi is a significant day for many spiritual activities and religious rituals.
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Amavasya is considered a crucial Tithi in the Hindu Lunar Calendar. It is also known as 'New Moon Day' or 'No Moon Day.' The reason it's called the No Moon day is that there is no Moon in the night sky or that the Moon is not visible. In Sanskrit, Amavasya means 'day of New Moon.' During the time of Amavasya, the New Moon is in an invisible phase for us, Earth dwellers. The Moon is incredibly close to the Sun during this phase, making it difficult to observe the New Moon with naked eyes. The illuminated side of the Moon is towards the Sun, which is why the Moon becomes invisible to us at night. It only starts appearing again little by little every passing day.
Amongst all the thirty Lunar Tithis or phases that make up a Lunar month in the Hindu calendar, the New Moon day is when no Moon is visible in the night sky. New Moon day or Amavasya occurs once a month. This means that twelve New Moon days are falling in an entire year, and similarly, there are twelve Full Moon days in a whole year. Amavasya marks the beginning of the bright fortnight, or as it is commonly known as Shukla Paksha, of the Lunar month. On the day of Amavasya, the Moon is not visible in the sky. In the scriptures, the Lord of the Amavasya Tithi is considered to be Pitrudev. Amavasya is the union of the Sun and Moon. On this day, both the Sun and the Moon are present in the same zodiac. Furthermore, Amavasya is also called 'Kuhu Amavasya.'
It's no surprise that Amavasya is the darkest day of the month. It is regarded as one of the most impactful times of the year. This is the biggest reason why people observe many essential rituals, customs, and traditions on this day all over India.
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Amavasya being the darkest night is generally why most cultures and people believe that Amavasya Tithi is not considered auspicious for completing any propitious work. People commonly believe that the energies prevalent during that time can have harmful effects on an individual's mental and physical well-being. This day can also have an adverse impact on an individual's nature and behavior. It is believed that our subconscious mind is also heavily impacted on Amavasya, and it is pretty vulnerable. In astrology, it is typically believed that the Moon affects the mind. Therefore, the No Moon night makes the mind vulnerable. It is also a common belief that emotions get enhanced or peak on this particular day.
Furthermore, the night of Amavasya is considered inauspicious as people believe that evil powers are most potent at this time. Some even carry out Tantrik or black magic activities on this day. Some staunch and committed believers also avoid embarking on journeys, traveling, or going outside for work on Amavasya.
However, Amavasya has special significance in terms of spirituality. This time of the month is devoted to worshiping, offering prayers, conducting Pujas, and remembering our ancestors. On the New Moon day, many devotees observe the Amavasya Vrat (fast) for happiness, prosperity, success, and for seeking the blessings of the forefathers.
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As mentioned above, there are twelve New Moon days or Amavasya and twelve Full Moon days in an entire year, and each has its own importance and significance. It is believed that the Amavasya and Purnima dates have a massive influence on our lives. In Hinduism, the entire day of Amavasya has enormous relevance. The Amavasya Tithi is associated with many fasts and festivals. It is believed that Amavasya is one of the most powerful and potent times of the year.
Some of the reasons why Amavasya is considered crucial are given below.
When it comes to Amavasya, some of the most popular and important Amavasya days are Bhaumvati Amavasya, Mauni Amavasya, Shani Jayanti, Mahalaya Amavasya (Pitru Paksha), Somvati Amavasya, Shani Amavasya, Hariyali Amavasya, Diwali Amavasya, to name a few.
If you want to find out the Amavasya dates in 2022, Astroyogi is here to save your day. Here's a list of the Amavasya 2022 dates and times that you should know about.
Pausha Amavasya and Darsha Amavasya - 2nd January 2022 (Sunday)
Darsha Amavasya - 31st January 2022 (Monday)
Magha Amavasya - 1st February 2022 (Tuesday)
Phalguna Amavasya and Darsha Amavasya - 2nd March 2022 (Wednesday)
Darsha Amavasya - 31st March 2022 (Thursday)
Chaitra Amavasya - 1st April 2022 (Friday)
Vaishakha Amavasya and Darsha Amavasya- 30th April 2022 (Saturday)
Jyeshtha Amavasya and Darsha Amavasya - 30th May 2022 (Monday)
Darsha Amavasya - 28th June 2022 (Tuesday)
Ashadha Amavasya - 29th June 2022 (Wednesday)
Shravana Amavasya and Darsha Amavasya - 28th July 2022 (Thursday)
Bhadrapada Amavasya - 27th August 2022 (Saturday)
Ashwina Amavasya and Darsha Amavasya - 25th September 2022 (Sunday)
Kartika Amavasya and Darsha Amavasya - 25th October 2022 (Tuesday)
Margashirsha Amavasya and Darsha Amavasya - 23rd November 2022 (Wednesday)
Pausha Amavasya and Darsha Amavasya - 23rd December 2022 (Friday)
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