Today, 8 June 2013 is Amavasya, Vat Savitri Amavasya, Shani Amavasya, Jyeshta Amavasya|Vaishakha Amavasya|Vaigasi Amavasai|Edava Maasa Amavasya. This is observed as Shani Amavasya as it falls on Shanivar (Saturday).
This Amavasya is also observed as Shani Jayanti, the birthday of Lord Shani Bhagavan.
Amavasya Time – begins at 7.01 PM on 7th June and ends on 9.26 PM on 8th June 2013.
Amavasya, the No Moon day in Hinduism, is considered as important day for Shraddh Tharpan, other Shraddh karma and offering donations to Brahmins.
This Amavasya is also observed as Vat Savitri Amavasya Vrat in North Indian states.
This Amavasya marks the end of Vaishakh Month in Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada and Telugu calendars. It marks the end of Krishna Paksha of Jyeshta Month in North Indian Hindu calendars.