Amavasya 2024: Dates,Timings and Significance

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Amavasya holds great significance in the Hindu culture and is derived from Sanskrit, meaning “New Moon Day”. When a Moon is absent in the sky then it is marked as the Amavasya. Amavasya falls every month so the date and time of this is calculated using the Hindu calendar. It honors our ancestors as per the Hindu religion and helps to seek their blessings. In this blog, we will know about the details of the Amavasya 2024 schedule. This period is considered inauspicious for auspicious events like marriage, Griha Pravesh, or Mundan. As this day is dedicated to our ancestors, it is marked as a good day for doing religious work and helping the poor people. You can do charity work and feed the Brahmins to receive the blessings of your forefathers. Amavasya slows down everything and there is a flow of negative energy around us.

List of Amavasya 2024 Date and Time

  • Pausha Amavasya, January 2024

Start Date: 10th January, 8:11 pm

End Date: 11th January, 5:27 pm

  • Magha Amavasya, February 2024

Start Date: 9th February, 8:02 am

End Date: 10 February, 4:29 am

  • Phalguna Amavasya March 2024

Start Date: 9th March, 6:18 pm

End Date: 10th March, 2:30 pm

  • April known as Somvati Amavasya

Start Date: 8th April, 3:21 am

End Date:  8th April, 11:50 pm

  • Vaishakha Amavasya, May 2024

Start Date: 7th May, 11:41 am

End Date:  8th May, 8:51 am

  • Jyestha Amavasya, June 2024

Start Date: 5th June, 7:55 pm

End Date:  6th June, 6:07 pm

  • Ashadha Amavasya, July 2024

Start Date: 5th July, 4:58 am

End Date:  6th July, 4:27 am

  • August 2024 known as Hariyali Amavasya

Start Date: 3rd August, 3:51 pm

End Date:  4th August, 4:43 pm

  • September 2024 known as Somvati Amavasya

Start Date: 2nd September, 5:22 am

End Date:  3rd September, 7:25 am

  • October known as Mahalaya Amavasya

Start Date: 1st October, 9:39 pm

End Date:  3rd October, 12:19 am

  • Second Amavasya tithi in October 2024

Start Date: 31st October, 3:53 pm

End Date:  1st November, 6:17 pm

  • Margashirsha Amavasya, November 2024

Start Date: 30th November, 10:30 am

End Date:  1st December, 11:51 am

  • Pausha Amavasya, December 2024

Start Date: 30th December, 4:02 am

End Date:  31st December, 3:56 am

Significance of Amavasya

  1. To protect yourself from the negative effects of the moon, an individual should offer water to Lord Shiva in the evening.
  2. To get rid of the Pitra Dosha, Somvati Amavasya will be the best day to receive blessings from the ancestors.
  3. Amavasya is the best day to purify the souls by taking bath in the sacred rivers. It also helps them to receive blessings from their ancestors.
  4. It is believed that during the Amavasya our body feels a little low and there is a higher flow of negative energy.
  5. During Amavasya, the ill effects of the evil spirits grow and they become more powerful.
  6. According to Hindu mythology, during Amavasya the sunlight reaches the ancestors during this period and comes down to earth to visit their family members.
  7. It is defined as the period when humans are provided with special powers to fight the negative energy around them.

Final Words on Amavasya 2024

Amavasya list shows that this year there will be many dates during which it will happen. It is believed that worshiping Lord Shiva during Amavasya helps fulfill all your desires. It is the best time to remember the memory of your ancestors and seek their blessings by doing puja or havan. Also, it is important to do puja related to Saturn as it will help to calm the negative flow of energy and give strength to the native. As it affects mood, it is advised to keep your emotions under control during this period.

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