Thai Amavasya or Thai Amavasai is the No Moon day in Thai month in Tamil calendar. In 2015, Thai Amavasya date is January 20.
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 – 20 January 2015
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 07:14 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:01
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) 00:00 Chandrastama (Moonset) 18:04
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Amavasya – 18:43
Nakshatra Uttara Ashadha – 24:59*
Yoga Harshana – 10:29
Skipped Yoga : Vajra – 30:27*
Karana Nagava – 18:43
Skipped Karana : Kinstughna – 29:00*
Purnimanta Month Maagha
Amavasyanta Month Paush
Shaka Samvatsara: Jaya
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Plavanga
Rahu Kalam: 15:19 – 16:40
Gulika Kalam: 12:37 – 13:58
Yama Gandam: 09:56 – 11:17
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Makara
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Dhanu – 08:58:55
Amrita Kalam 19:17 – 20:43
Abhijit: 12:16 – 12:59
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 28:32* – 29:57*
Durmuhurthams: 23:18 – 24:11*