Amavasya 2018 Dates
In Hindu calendar, Amavasya is when there is no moon visible in the sky, also known as the darkest day of the month. Every month has a specific date according to Hindu lunar month when Amavasya falls. So, there are 12 amavasyas in a year. Amavasya Tithi has a lot of importance as many rituals including the donation to temple and poor is performed, the amavasya day is for the ancestors or the "pitr". When Amavasya falls on any Monday, it is known as Somvati Amavasya and if it falls on any Saturday, it is known as Shani Amavasya.
Some people fast for the whole day, some take a single meal and some who do not perform are advised to stay away from non-veg, alcohol and even onion and garlic. Shraddha rituals for getting the blessings of ancestors or dead parents and family members and Kalasarpa Dosha puja can be performed on any Aamavasya.
The following are the 2018 Amavasya Days, the dates for Amavasya Calendar or the New Moon Days.
|16 - January - 2018||Tuesday||Magha Amavasya|
|15 - February - 2018||Thursday||Phalguna Amavasya|
|17 - March - 2018||Saturday||Chaitra Amavasya|
|16 - April - 2018||Monday||Vaishakha Amavasya|
|15 - May - 2018||Tuesday||Jyeshtha Amavasya|
|13 - June - 2018||Wednesday||Jyeshtha Amavasya|
|13 - July - 2018||Friday||Ashadha Amavasya|
|11 - August - 2018||Saturday||Shravana Amavasya|
|09 - September - 2018||Sunday||Bhadrapada Amavasya|
|9 - October - 2018||Tuesday||Ashwin Amavasya|
|7 - November - 2018||Wednesday||Kartik Amavasya|
|7 - December - 2018||Friday||Margashirsha Amavasya|