17 March 2018 is Amavasya (Ugadi Amavasya / Gudi Padwa Amavasya). It is Chaitra Amavasya as per North Indian Hindi calendars. It coincides with Phalgun Amavasya in Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu and Kannada calendars.
Since it falls on Saturday, this Amavasya is observed Shani Amavasya.
Time of Amavasya on 17 March 2018
Amavasai on March 17 begins at 6.18 PM on 16th March and ends at 17th March at 6.41 PM.
The following day of this Amavas marks the beginning of Telugu New Year and Kannada New Year (Ugadi), Marathi New Year day (Gudi Padwa).
This Amavasya is the last and final No Moon in Hevilamba Nama Samvatsara in all the Hindu calendars. It marks Panguni Amavasya in Tamil calendar, Meena Maasa Amavasya in Malayalam calendar and Chaitra Amabashya in Bengali Panjika.
It is also celebrated as Kottha Amavasya in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana as the next day marks the Telugu New Year day, Ugadi festival.
Chaitra Amavasya is celebrated as Bhootni Amavasya in Khandwa Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga Temple in Madhya Pradesh.
This Amavasya marks the end of Falgun Month in Amavasyant calendars and the next day marks the beginning of Chaitra Month.
Panchang, Amavasya – 17 March 2018
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:37 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:33
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)00:00 Chandrastama (Moonset)18:32
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Amavasya – 18:41
Nakshatra Purva Bhadrapada – 19:43
Yoga Shubha – 20:37
Karana Kinstughna – Full Night
Purnimanta Month Chaitra
Amavasyanta Month Phaalguna
Shaka Samvatsara: Hevilambi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Sadharana
Rahu Kalam: 09:36 – 11:06
Gulika Kalam: 06:37 – 08:07
Yama Gandam: 14:04 – 15:34
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Meena
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Kumbha – 13:32:25
Amrita Kalam 11:24 – 13:04
Abhijit: 12:11 – 12:59
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 29:30* – 31:08*
Durmuhurthams: 07:25 – 08:13