Amavasya or Amavasi is the No Moon day as per Hindu calendar. Amavasya 2011 dates or Amavasi 2011 calendar is listed in this article. Amavasya is considered as inauspicious day to perform any auspicious program in all Hindu calendars but in Tamil calendar Amavasi is the best day to perform such activities. As per North Indian calendars followed in Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, Rajasthan, etc.. Amavasya is the fifteenth day whereas in other calendars followed in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, Amavasya is the last day for a month.
Amavasya Tharpan or Amavasi Tarpan is the major ritual followed on Amavasya. Hindus offer Pinda and Shraddh karma to dead ancestors. It is also called Amavasya Pitru Tharpanam.
Amavasya 2011 dates – Amavasi Calendar in 2011 or List of No Moon days in 2011:
- 4 January 2011, Tuesday – Poush Amavasya in North India / Margasirsha Amavasya in Marathi, Kannada, Gujarati, and Telugu calendars – As it starts on 3 January 2011, Monday, is also known as Somvati Amavasya.
- 2 February 2011, Wednesday – Mauni Amavasya – Magh Amavasya in North India / Pushya Amavasya in other calendars.
- 4 March 2011, Friday – Falgun Amavasya in North India / Magh Amavasya in other calendars.
- 3 April 2011, Sunday – Chaitra Amavasya in North Indian Hindi calendars / Falguna Amavasya in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Goa.
- 3 May 2011, Tuesday – Vaishakh Amavasya in Hindi calendars / Chaitra Amavasya in other calendars – Somvati Amavasya (Amavas starts on 2 May, Monday).
- 1 June 2011, Wednesday – Jyeshta Amavasya in Hindi Panchangams / Vaishakha Amavasya in other calendars – Darsh Bhavuka Amavasya – Shanishwar Jayanti – Falharini Kali Puja.
- 1 July 2011, Friday – Ashad Amavasya in Hindi calendars / Jyeshta Amavasya in Maharashtra, Gujarat, AP, and Karnataka.
- 30 July 2011, Saturday – Shravan Amavasya in Hindi Panchangams / Ashada Amavasya in other Panchangams. Aadi Amavasya in Tamil Nadu. Chitlagi Amavasya in Orissa. Chukkala Amavasya in Andhra Pradesh. Bheemana Amavasya in Karnataka. Haryali Amavasya in North India.
- 29 August 2011, Monday – Bhadrapad Amavasya in Hindi calendars / Shravan Amavasya in Maharashtra, Karnataka, AP, and Gujarat. Pola or Pitori Amavasya in Maharashtra. Somvati Amavasya as it falls on Monday. Polala Amavasya in Andhra Pradesh.
- 27 September 2011, Tuesday – Ashwin Amavasya in Hindi Panchangams of North India / Bhadrapad Amavasya in other calendars. Amavasya Shraddh or Mahalaya Amavasya or Pitru Amavasya. Mahalaya Durga Puja in Bengal.
- 26 October 2011, Wednesday – Kartik Amavas in Hindi calendars / Ashweej Amavasya in other Panchangs. Diwali Amavasya. Narak Chaturdashi. Kedar Gauri Vrat.
- 25 November 2011, Friday – Margashirsh Amavasya in Hindi Panchang / Karthik Amavasya in other calendars.
- 24 December 2011, Saturday – Poush Amavasya in Hindi calendars / Margashirsh Amavasya in other Panchangs.