Mahalaya Amavasya 2016 (Pitru Amavasya)

Mahalaya Amavasya or Pitru Amavasya is the No Moon day in Mahalaya paksha shraddh. In 2016, Mahalaya Amavasya date is 30 September.

Pitru Amavasya falls during Ashwin month as per North Indian calendar followed in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttaranchal. Mahalaya Amavas is the last day of Pitru Paksha, the fortnight dedicated to offer Shraddh rituals to dead ancestors.

In 2016, Mahalaya Amavasya is Bhadrapad Amavasya as per Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada & Telugu calendars. It is Ashwin Maas Amavasya as per North Indian Hindi calendar.

According to Tamil calendar, this Mahalaya Amavasya is Purattasi Amavasai. In Malayalam calendar, it is Kanni Masam Karthu Vavu. And in Bengali calendar, its Ashwin Amabashya.

Shraddh Timings, 30 September 2016

Mahalaya Amavasya Shraddh 2016 – September 30; Shraddh Timings – 1.13 PM to 3.35 PM

On Mahalaya Amavasya, Brahmin santarpana is performed on behalf of dead ancestors to provide them peace in their world. Hindus believe that Shraddh ritual performed on this Amavasya makes their dead ancestors free from all the sins they have committed when they were alive and provides them salvation.

In some places to observe Kalasha Sthapana Puja for Durga Navaratri vrata, Brahmin santarpana is done on Mahalaya Amavasya. On the next day after this Amavasya, Durga Navaratri puja is started.

Mahalaya Amavasya in other countries

Mahalaya Amavasya in USA – 30 September 2016

Mahalaya Amavasya in Canada – 30 September 2016

Mahalaya Amavasya in UK – 30 September 2016

Mahalaya Amavasya in UAE – 30 September 2016

Mahalaya Amavasya in Singapore – 30 September 2016

Mahalaya Amavasya in Malaysia – 30 September 2016

Mahalaya Amavasya in Mauritius – 30 September 2016

Mahalaya Amavasya in Australia – 30 September 2016

Mahalaya Amavasya in New Zealand – 30 September 2016

Mahalaya Amavasya in Fiji – 30 September 2016

Mahalaya Amavasya in Previous Years

In 2015, Mahalaya Amavasya date was October 12.

In 2014, Mahalaya Amavasya date was September 23 & September 24. September 23, 2014 – Mahalaya Amavasya Shraddh; September 24, 2014 – Amavasya ends.

In 2013, Mahalaya Amavasya date was October 4.

In 2012, Mahalaya Amavasya date is October 15, 2012.

In 2012, Mahalaya Amavasya is Nija Bhadrapad Amavasya as per Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada & Telugu calendars. As there is Adhik Bhadrapad maas in 2012-2013 year, Nija Bhadrapad Maas Amavasya is considered as Mahalaya Amavasya.

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8 Comments

  1. Dhinushshini Devi says:

    what is good time amavasya tharpanam 12 October 2015

  2. Rajeshri says:

    how to take virthum and pray during mahalyya amavasi

  3. Saurjyesh says:

    rituals to be followed during the 15 days of pitra after ganesh chaturdashi

  4. Charak says:

    what are the rituals to be followed during pitra paksh in bengali custom

  5. Punit says:

    jan 15 2013 falls on poorima or amavasyha

  6. Shantashil says:

    amavasi falls on what date on april month

  7. M.L.Agarwal says:

    please tell me monthly pitra amavasya in September 2012 to August 2013 enable to donate Gou grass.

  8. SANDEEP AGGARWAL says:

    Kindly tell me the date of next Pitru Amavasya in 2012 please