Amavasya or No Moon day in April 2010 is known as Pavitramavasya for Maha Kumbh Mela snan. The date of Amavasya in April 2010 is April 14, Wednesday. April 2010 Amavasya is known as Chaitra Amavasya in Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada and Telugu calendars and Adhik Vaishakh Maas Amavasya in other North Indian calendars. As per many standard Panchangs in India, Amavasya starts at evening 4:28 on April 13th and ends on April 14th at 5:26 pm (IST).
April 2010 Amavasya marks the beginning of the Tamil New Year. It is known as Puthandu or Chithirai Vishu or Varsha Pirapu in Tamil. This No Moon day also heralds the Orissa New Year Day which festival is known as Maha Vishuba Sankranti. April 14, 2010, Amavasya is the last day of Haridwar Maha Kumbh Mela, the religious congregation held for three months.