Thai Amavasya or Thai Amavasai is the No Moon day in Thai month in Tamil calendar. In 2016, Thai Amavasya date is February 8.
Though on every amavasai, devotees offer Tharpanam to their dead ancestors, Thai amavasai is even more auspicious as it is the first Amavasya in Utharayanam.
Thai Amavasya is also known for Punya snana in Rameshwaram, Srirangam, Tiruchendur, and some other famous pilgrimages.
Thai Amavasya falls on Poushya Amavasya in Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, and Telugu calendars; and on Magh Amavasya in North Indian Hindi calendars. It is also celebrated as Mauni Amavasya.
It is to note that the first day of Thai month is celebrated as Thai Pongal and Thai Pournami is celebrated as Thaipusam.
Panchangam, Thai Amavasai – 8 February 2016
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 07:07 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:14
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)00:00 Chandrastama (Moonset)18:11
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Amavasya – 20:08
Nakshatra Shravana – 17:03
Yoga Vyatipata – 14:22
Karana Nagava – 20:08
Skipped Karana : Kinstughna – 30:54*
Purnimanta Month Maagha
Amavasyanta Month Paush
Shaka Samvatsara: Manmadha
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Kilaka
Rahu Kalam: 08:31 – 09:54
Gulika Kalam: 14:04 – 15:27
Yama Gandam: 11:17 – 12:41
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Makara
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Makara – 28:12:08*
Amrita Kalam 29:38* – 31:07*
Abhijit: 12:19 – 13:03
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 20:45 – 22:14
Durmuhurthams: 15:16 – 16:01