Amavasya – good or Not?
While observing 2015 Amavasya, why, how and when it is celebrated, will be a fine way to begin. The word Amavasya is derived from the language of Sanskrit. Generally, people have so much confusion about whether Amavasya is auspicious or not. We cannot deny from such truth that there are equal peoples in both the groups. Many people believed it is favorable while others take it as unfavorable. Therefore, the new generation is unaware with the fact of Amawasya and they believed that it is not auspicious. Well all the credit of this thinking goes to our movies, thus the day of Amavasya is shows as the bad light. In some of the movies portray the Amavasya to be unfavorable. Amavasya is the time when Puja and Tantra is performed and the bad powers get stronger.
During the Amavasya, it is highly believed that evil spirits get extra powers and become a reason to harm; people perform Puja of Maha kali. Goddess Laxmi is the destroyer or remover of evil spirits. Therefore, it is wrong to believe that Amavasya is only unfavorable. It also has good effects and should be treated as favorable.
The greatest reason for treated Amavasya as a favorable time is the lights of festival i.e. “Deepawali” falls on Amavasya. On this auspicious day, devotees worship Goddess Saraswati, Goddess Laxmi, and Goddess Parvati along with Lord Ganesha during Diwali puja. On this day, some people perform puja for their ancestors. On the day of Amavasya, people keep fast with a belief that their all wishes come true and get free from all their sins.
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Like every year, 2015 also has many Amavasya, and that are celebrated all over the India namely- Bhemaana Amavasya, Bhado Amavasya, Magha Amavasya, Hariyali Amavasya, Aati Amavasya and so on. During the day of Amavasya, people considered it auspicious to take a bath in the holy river.
2015, Amavasya calendar
As we all know, every year contains 12 Amavasya days. On this day, the Moon finished its cycle and ready to comes with new full moon day. During the completion of cycle, the face of the moon comes on the earth darker side and the moon back side remains as it is i.e. bright. But at the same time, we can’t see the back i.e. bright side of moon. Thus, new moon can’t see from earth. Therefore, every month new moon appears.
Below mentioned list of 2015 Amawasya dates or no (new) moon days in 2015. Therefore, these dates are as per IST and it may be different depending on the location.
2015 Amavasya Dates: 2015 list of Amavasya
20 January (Tuesday) Magha Amavasya
18 February (Wednesday) Phalguna Amavasya
20 March (Friday) Chaitra Amavasya
18 April (Saturday) Vaishakha Amavasya
18 May (Monday) Jyeshtha Amavasya
16 June (Tuesday) Ashadha Amavasya
16 July (Thursday) Ashadha Amavasya
14 August (Friday) Shravana Amavasya
13 September (Sunday) Bhadrapada Amavasya
12 October (Monday) Ashwin Amavasya
11 November (Wednesday) Kartik Amavasya
11 December (Friday) Margashirsha Amavasya
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Mauni/Magha Amavsaya 2015
According to Hindu calendar, Maghya Amavasaya occurs on the 15th day of the month of Magh. Generally, it is celebrated in February month. The term Mauni is taken from the word Muni. Its literally means an individual who practices silence. During the month of Mauni or Magha Amavasya, Indians believe that it is an auspicious to perform Tarpan or Shraddha of the forefathers. People highly believed that by performing Pitra Tarpan or Pinda Daan would assist them in earning the blessings of their ancestors. Therefore, Mauni Amavasaya is the day when Moon and Sun conjoins. On this day, people observe fast, which is known as Mauna Vrat. During this day, devotees keep silence without saying a single word. All over the world, lots of people visit Allahabad; it is called as Prayag Sangam. On this day, people perform meditation and take a dip in holy river of India. It is believed that taking a holy dip during the Magha Mela is auspicious.
As per Hindu scriptures, Mauni Amavasya is that day when Universe was formed. Therefore, Mauni Amavasya is one of the day to perform spiritual Sadhana,which assist to quiet down the mind and also giving peaceful and silence environment. Kumbh Mela is one of the main events which occur during the period of Mauni Amavasya. Therefore, it has its own significance, and it also believed that on this day, “Manu Rishi” was born. According to scriptures, Lord Brahma made the Maharaja Manu and queen Shatrupa. The main deity Lord Vishnu worshipped on Magha Amavasya day.
Somvati Amavasya 2015
An Amavasya that occurs on Monday plays an important role in Hindu religion. Woman who keeps fast of Somvati Amavasya, it is highly believed that she can protect herself from evil effect of widowhood and also assist to ensure progeny. Therefore, Somvati Amavasya is treated holy to do Pitra Puja.
The significance of this Amavasya was written by Bhishma Pitamaha in the period of Mahabharata. It is highly believed that one can bring peace and satisfaction to the soul of ancestors by taking an auspicious dip in the sacred river Ganga. As per Indian tradition, Peepal also considered as auspicious. On Somvati Amavsaya day, tie a thread 108 times, around the tree by all women. And also performed Parikrama 108 times around the tree and milk, sandalwood paste and flowers are offered. After performing Parkrima, all the devotees chanting Mantras under the Peepal tree for pleasing the God.
Somvati Amavasya Legend
Let’s know more by throwing some light on somvati Amvsaya Legend. Legend says that, once a time there was a money lender, he had seven sons and one daughter. All the sons of Money lender got married but he was unable to get a good match for his daughter. Money lender had a friend who is Pandit, daily visits their home. But whenever he visit, he only bless the daughter-in-law, never gave blessing to their daughter. Their mother enquired about Pandit behavior; in reply she found that, the daughter doesn’t have a fine fortune. After her marriage she becomes a widow. In solution, pandit told her mother about a washerwoman named Singhal lived on an island. As per Pandit, if that washerwoman put Sindoor on forehead of girls then her destiny would change. Then, Pandit suggested keeping Somvati Amavsya fast. According to Pandits suggestion, girl with her one brother visit to meet washerwoman. Washerwomen were impressed by the service of girl. In reply, washerwoman put sindoor on forehead of girl. This way destiny of girl was changed. After that, she found a good match and happily lived their life.
Bheemana Amavsya 2015
On the day of Bheeman Amawavsaya, woman fast and pray for a prosperous and happy life of their brothers and husband.
In the month of Ashadha, natives of Karnataka states observe Bheemana Amavasaya. On this auspicious day, Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva are worshipped. Let’s know more about the legend who associated with the Amavasaya of Bheemana
Legend of Bheemana Amavasya
The legend told that there was a time, Brahmin couple who visit Kashi to obtain the Shiva blessings. They left their daughter on home because of journey would be difficult and very long. Their elder son got married when they did not return to the home. Even after a year, they didn’t return and the brother got worried because of her sister’s marriage. His brother didn’t want a lot of money to spend on her sister marriage. And at the same time, news was come across that King had passed away. Before he died, he sent a request that he wished to get his son married. So, brother married her sister to the dead prince, in return of money. Raining started heavily in a way. Except girl, everyone ran for cover but she stayed with dead prince. Ashada Amavsya was on next day; she prayed to god with devotion and also kept fast on this day for her dead prince. For performing puja she followed all the rituals and creating mud balls. At the same time, a young couple occurred and they broke the mud balls, according to ritual. And then, couple told the girl to wake up her husband. When she touches the shoulder of her husband, he woke up. Suddenly, the girl realized that who was the young couple, they had left.
Then, girl told the whole story to her husband and they both prayed to the godly couple – Shiva and Parvati. When this news spread, people started to pray Bheemana Amavasaya in the month of Ashadha.
Bhado Amavasya 2015
This Amavsya is wholly dedicated to Narayani Bai, on this day, she became Sati. On this day, Devotees visit the temple of Sati Dadi to seek her blessings. It is highly believed that, worshipping deity on Bhado Amavasya is to be fruitful.
Bhado Amavsya is also known as Bhadi Mawas. Bhadrapada is the first day as per Hindu calendar. It has an importance in the Marwari community. In Rajasthan, a great fair is held on the day of Bhado Amavsya, which is dedicated to the place of deity, Rani Sati Dadi Ji. Let’s now, take a look on the associated legend of Bhado Amavasya.
Legend of Bhado Amavasya
The story of Bhado Amavasya says that in Mahabharata, Abhimanyu was killed, and then his wife also wanted to sacrifice her life. Thus, God Krishna stopped her because she was pregnant with baby of Abhimanyu. In return, she received a boon from Lord Krishna, in her next birth she becoming the wife of Abhimanyu. According to Lord Krishna words, they both got married; she took birth in their next life as Narayani Bai and his husband Abhimanyu as TandhaDan.
But after marriage, her husband Tandhan Das passed away due to ill fate. Narayani Bai becomes Sati after this incident. Since then, Narayani Bai is popular as Rani Sati Dadi Ji. 400 years old temple is still there to offer her respect for her loyalty. Every year, a Puja is held on the day of Bhado Amavasya. It is believed that Rani Sati Dadi Ji blesses her devotees who have hard dedication in their hearts. Thus, in Hindu Community, Bhado Amavasya has a significant role.
2015 Aati Amavasya
In South India, this Amavasya is very famous; it occurs in the month of Ashadha. South Indian highly believes that if any offering or prayer made on Aati Amavasya day, then it reaches to their ancestors directly. Therefore, it is also believes that in the monsoon of rains if any individual take bath then all his sins or bad karma get washed away. Aati Amavasya also considered as the beginning of dark days as per Hindus.
During the time of Aati Amvasya, some people drinking decoction of tree bark as per the ritual. As per the beliefs of people, they also call it as Spirits tree. Therefore, in Konkani, this tree is also called as Sati Rooku, in Tulu it is called as Palae and in Kannada, it is called as Haale. Tree bark is taken to home and then prepared a decoction of it. All the family members drink it to get free of toxins that were obtained by their body. Therefore, the bark of tree is also popular in the importance of medicinal; it assists to destroy the germs from an individual body.
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Category: Festival 2015
Created: Wednesday, March 11 2015
Author: Lokesh Jagirdar