Today, 23 January 2012 is Amavasya. It is observed as Somvati Amavasya, Mauna Amavasya, Thai Amavasya, Magh Amavasya or Paush Amavasya. Amavas has begun at 2.20 PM on 22 January & ends at 1.10 PM on January 23. As it falls on Monday (Somvar), it is observed as Somvati Amavasya. This is significant as Somvati falls during Magh Mela.
Today’s Amavasya marks the end of Poush month as per Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu & Kannada calendars.