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|Amavasya Dates in January, 2018|
|16 January, 2018 (Magha Amavasya)|
Importance of Amavasya / Significance of Amavasya
The new moon day or the no moon day in the Hindu Calendar is known as Amavasya Aka Amavasi. It occurs on the first night in the first quarter of the lunar month. The moon is not visible in the night, so it is also known as the no moon day. It holds great significance in the Hindu faith and many of the devotees make offerings to their dead ancestors. So, it might be a debate that Amavasya should be regarded as auspicious or inauspicious.
The fortnight that begins with Amavasya is referred as Shukla Paksha. There are Amavasya’s which are believed to be auspicious namely Mauni Amavasya which occurs in the Hindu Magh month (January – February) and Mahalya Amavasya which occurs in the month of Ashwayuja (September – October) are considered to be highly auspicious. In the state of Tamil Nadu, the Amavasi in the Aadi month is of great importance and also thought to be very auspicious.
List of Amavasya Dates Dates 2018
Amavasya: Is It Auspicious?
Amavasya in general is considered to be auspicious to initiate any sought of good work. It is believed that Amavasya is an amazing day for spiritual significance as it is dedicated to worship the dead ancestors by making offerings to the poor to get rid of the old sins. Mostly people observe a Holy dip in the Holy waters. The procedure of fasting is also observed by the devotees on this day.