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Amavasya 2022: Dates, Timings, Rituals and Significance

Amavasya 2022: The Sanskrit name for the new moon phase is amavasha. Thirty moon phases, known as tithi in India, are used in the Hindu lunar calendar. In Hindu culture and beliefs, Amavasha is regarded as a powerful era. With the exception of Kartika Amavasya, the Hindu festival of Diwali Amavasya, the majority of Amavasya days are regarded as negative. Here are the Amavasha 2022 dates and hours for your convenience.

Amavasya Day is observed as an auspicious day to honour ancestors each month, and pujas are held on this day. For presenting sacrifices to departed ancestors, the two gloomy weeks of the month of Ashwin (September to October), also known as Ashwin Amavasya or Pitra Paksha (Mahalaya), are greatly revered. People also take a bath in the Ganges river on Amavasya day.

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Significant Amavasya Tithis

These Amavasya dates are regarded as being extremely fortunate and having religious importance for the people. On this day, which is also known as Maga Amavasha, pious worshippers maintain silence or “maun.” Additionally, devotees bathe in the Ganges during a sacred ritual called as Mauni Amavasha Sunan.

Mahalaya Amavasya

The final day of Mahalaya Paksha is when Mahalaya Amavasya is observed. It is regarded as a lucky day for charitable and humanitarian endeavours. September to October, typically. This day, also known as Pitru Paksha, is ideal for making tributes to departed ancestors.

Somvati Amavasya

Monday marks the highly significant Somvati Amavasya. This day is significant for married ladies who follow their Vrat Somvatiamavasha for the lifespan of their spouse in addition to fulfilling their wishes.

Date and time of Amavasya in October 2022

  • The Amavasya of October 2022 will take place on Tuesday, October 25, 2022.
  • This tithi ends at 4:18 p.m. on October 25, with time stamps starting at 5:27 p.m. on October 24.

Amavasha: Is it auspicious?

Because it is the darkest night, Amavasha is regarded as a bad day in most civilizations. It is said that the energy in the air at this time of year can harm our physical and mental health. Some traditional workers choose not to work on Amavasha, but this day is also discouraged for beginning any prospective work or travel. Many devotees see Amavasya Vrat (quick) as a request for success, good fortune, and ancestors’ blessings. Amavasha is also regarded as an unpleasant night because it is said that evil energies are at their strongest then. For stronger benefits, some people even engage in “tantric” or “black magic” practises around this time.

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Meaning of Amavasha

Lord Vishnu is credited as saying that Amavasha accompanied his predecessors on their visits to earth in the Hindu text known as the Garuda Purana. If the descendants do not provide food and prayers, the ancestors may become angry. To obtain her blessings and to worship Lord Vishnu for the accomplishment of aspirations, one should pray and give sacrifices. The night before Deepavali is arguably the darkest of the year, when the evil powers are most powerful. However, to fight off bad spirits and negative energies, the Indian landscape is brightened with diyas, lights, and exciting celebrations.

Amavasya Dates and Tithis for 2022

Tithi Start & End Time
Amavasya tithi in January, 2022 Jan 02, 3:42 am – Jan 03, 12:03 am
Amavasya tithi in January, (Mauni Amavasya, Bhaumvati Amavasya) Jan 31, 2:18 pm – Feb 01, 11:15 am
Amavasya tithi in March, 2022 Mar 02, 1:00 am – Mar 02, 11:04 pm
Amavasya tithi in March, 2022 Mar 31, 12:22 pm – Apr 01, 11:54 am
Amavasya tithi in April, 2022 (Shani Amavasya) Apr 30, 12:58 am – May 01, 1:58 am
Amavasya tithi in May, 2022 (Somvati Amavasya) May 29, 2:55 pm – May 30, 5:00 pm
Amavasya tithi in June, 2022 Jun 28, 5:52 am – Jun 29, 8:22 am
Amavasya tithi in July, 2022 (Hariyali Amavasya) Jul 27, 9:12 pm – Jul 28, 11:25 pm
Amavasya tithi in August, 2022 (Shani Amavasya) Aug 26, 12:24 pm – Aug 27, 1:47 pm
Amavasya tithi in September, 2022 (Mahalaya Amavasya) Sep 25, 3:12 am – Sep 26, 3:24 am
Amavasya tithi in October, 2022 (Bhaumvati Amavasya) Oct 24, 5:27 pm – Oct 25, 4:18 pm
Amavasya tithi in November, 2022 Nov 23, 6:53 am – Nov 24, 4:27 am
Amavasya tithi in December, 2022 Dec 22, 7:13 pm – Dec 23, 3:46 pm