Mahalaya Amavasya 2014 (Pitru Amavasya)

Mahalaya Amavasya or Pitru Amavasya is the No Moon day in Mahalaya paksha shraddh. In 2014, Mahalaya Amavasya date is September 23 & September 24.

September 23, 2014 – Mahalaya Amavasya Shraddh

September 24, 2014 – Amavasya ends

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 2013, Mahalaya Amavasya is Bhadrapad Amavasya as per Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada & Telugu calendars. It is Ashwin Maas Amavasya as per North Indian Hindi calendar.

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 Previous Years

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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  1. mantras to be chanted on 24-09-2014(amavasya)

    By Himaja at September 23, 2014 at 7:32 pm
  2. mahalaya amavasya 2014 tharpanam mantra and procedure in tamil for madhvas

    By Mandaar at September 23, 2014 at 11:19 am
  3. Sankalpam for 24th sept 2014 amavasya tharpanam

    By Ketki at September 22, 2014 at 10:04 pm
  4. amawasya on 23&24 September 2014 according to hindu clender

    By Thankam at September 22, 2014 at 8:05 pm
  5. amavasya timings for karnataka in sep 2014

    By Krishanu at September 22, 2014 at 7:26 pm
  6. what is good time amavasya tharpanam 23 September 2014

    By Dhinushshini Devi at September 22, 2014 at 8:46 am
  7. which time started amavasya on 23th september 2014

    By Brahmabrata at September 21, 2014 at 7:49 pm
  8. mahalaya amavasya time as per bengali calendar 2014

    By Vishnu at September 20, 2014 at 8:07 am
  9. 24 SEP 2014 according to hindu believe which day

    By Poorvaj at September 18, 2014 at 9:32 pm
  10. how to take virthum and pray during mahalyya amavasi

    By Rajeshri at October 4, 2013 at 7:37 am
  11. rituals to be followed during the 15 days of pitra after ganesh chaturdashi

    By Saurjyesh at October 1, 2013 at 5:10 pm
  12. what are the rituals to be followed during pitra paksh in bengali custom

    By Charak at September 14, 2013 at 12:55 pm
  13. jan 15 2013 falls on poorima or amavasyha

    By Punit at May 5, 2013 at 7:04 pm
  14. amavasi falls on what date on april month

    By Shantashil at April 8, 2013 at 8:25 am
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    By M.L.Agarwal at August 30, 2012 at 10:35 am
  16. Kindly tell me the date of next Pitru Amavasya in 2012 please

    By SANDEEP AGGARWAL at January 9, 2011 at 9:13 am