Vaisakha Amavasya 2020: Date, Puja vidhi & significance

On Amavasya night, the lunar month begins the day following the full moon or Poornima and due to this, Amavasya falls in the middle of the month.
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Amavasya refers to a new moon night in the lunar month’s first night and first quarter. On that day, though the moon is present, it cannot be seen with naked eyes, hence it is called a no moon day. Moreover, as the moon is invisible, the night is extremely dark. It is one of the most significant days as many ceremonies are performed uniquely on Amavasya Tithi.

Amavasya in April 2020:

Amavasya in the month of April is also known as Vaisakha Amavasya in the North Indian Hindi Calendar and is called Chaitra Amavasya in Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, and Gujarati Calendar. Amavasya will begin at 05:38 am on April 22 and will last until 07:55 am on April 23. The April Amavasya is the first Amavasya as per Hindu Year Sarvari. Meanwhile, as per the Amavasyant Panchayagram, the next day marks the end of Chaitra month and the beginning of Vaishakh month.

Significance of Amavasya:

It is believed that the beginning of Vaishakha Amavasya actually marked the beginning of Treta Yug as well and thus its importance is even increased.

Amavasya falling on a Monday is known as Somvati Amavasya and that falling on a Saturday is known as Shani Amavasya. All Amavasya days are significant to perform Shraddha ceremonies to mollify ancestors.

Many people fast or do pooja/ Sadhana on Amavasya day (new moon day) in the Hindu schedule. It is one of the most loved long stretches of Devi so an extraordinary day to praise and worship HER. Many people also perform havan for their ancestors and offer donations and foods to the Brahmans. Moreover, the day is suitable to perform Kalasarpa Dosha puja as well.

In case an individual is experiencing Pitra Dosh in their Kundali, or are confronting issues in bearing a kid, or if Rahu is crippled and is set in the ninth house, then the individual must fast on Amavasya.

As per the Shastras, the ruling Lord of this Tithi is Pitradev. The date is critical to satisfying the wants of ancestors. As indicated by Shastras, ancestors take a point of reference against Gods as well. By fasting, the individual accomplishes the ideal outcomes. As per Vishnu Purana, in case that individual fasts with full regard, then not exclusively are the Pitragan fulfilled, yet in addition, different Gods like Brahma, Indra, Rudra, Ashwini Kumar, Surya, Agni, Ashtavasu, Vayu, Vishva Deva, Rishi, Manushya, flying creatures, creatures, reptiles and so forth are additionally satisfied.


Amavasya puja Vidhi


These are some of the points to be kept in mind if you want to perform puja on Vaisakha Amavasya:


  • Firstly, you must get up in the Brahm Muhurat that is before 4 am.
  • After you have performed your morning routine, you must take a holy dip in any of the holy rivers like Ganga, Yamuna, etc.
  • Thereafter, give arghya to Lord Sun and flow til in the holy river water.
  • Offer til to Peepal tree as well.
  • As the day is also known as Shani Amavasya in most parts of South India, you can also worship Shani Dev by offering mustard oil, til and lighting a Diya in front of Lord Shani Dev.
  • You can donate money and offerings as per your will and wish as well.


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