Hariyali Amavasya or Haryali Amavas is the monsoon festival celebrated on Amavasya or No Moon in Shravan month in North India. In 2012, Hariyali Amavasya date is July 19. Lord Shiva is worshipped on this day for wealth and prosperity and for best agricultural season.
Huge fairs and melas are held during Hariyali Amavasi in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Himachal Pradesh. Hariyali Mela in Rajsamand and Udaipur attract thousands of tourists from all around the globe.
Hariyali Amavasya is celebrated with utmost fervor in Madhura Dwarkadhish Temple, Banke Bihariji Temple in Vrindavan, and many other temples of Lord Krishna and Lord Shiva. This day culminates the Phool Bangal Utsav in Vrindavan Banke Bihari Temple.
Hariyali Amavasi corresponds with Ashada Amavasya in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh. It is celebrated as Chukkala Amavasya in Andhra Pradesh, Bheemana Amavasya in Karnataka, Gatari Amavasya in Maharashtra.