31 July 2019 is Amavasya (Darsha Amavasya, Pitru Karya Amavasya). Aadi Amavasai (Amavasya in Aadi Masam) and Karkadika Vavu Bali (Vavu in Karkidaka Masam) are observed on this day respectively in Tamil Nadu (Tamil Calendar) and Kerala (Malayalam Calendar).
Amavasya Timings, 31 July 2019
It starts at 11.57 AM on 31 July and ends at 8.41 AM on 1 August 2019.
This Amavasya marks the end of Ashada month in Amavasyant Chandramana Panchangams (Hindu lunar calendars). It is also observed as Hariyali Amavasya (Haryali) in North India; Chukkala Amavasya Vratham in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana; Gatari Amavas in Maharashtra. Bhimana Amavasya (Pathi Sanjivani Vrata, Divasi Gouri Pujan) is observed on this day in Karnataka and some parts of Maharashtra.
Aadi Amavasai special pujas are performed in all temples in Tamil Nadu. Tamil people offer their prayers and pujas to their forefathers and dead ancestors. Amavasya Tharpanam and other rituals are observed on Aadi Amavasai day.
Karkadika Vavu Bali
Karkadika Vavubali is similar to that of Pitru Paksha Shraddh or Mahalaya Shraddh Paksha observed in other places of India. Pitru Tharpanam (bali) is performed on this day for dead ancestors to please their souls and to route them to the Heaven. Malayalam people also believe that performing Karkadika Vavubali gives them fortune and prosperity.
Panchang – 31 July 2019
परिधावी नाम संवत्सर, श्रावण मॉस, कृष्ण पक्ष, चतुर्दशी तिथि, पुनर्वसु नक्षत्र, वज्र योग, चतुष्पाद करण |
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:00 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 19:05
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)29:52 Chandrastama (Moonset)18:39
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Chaturdashi – 11:57
Nakshatra Punarvasu – 14:41
Yoga Vajra – 19:07
Karana Chatushpada – 22:22
Purnimanta Month Sraavana
Amavasyanta Month Aashaadha
Shaka Samvatsara: Vikari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Paridhavi
Rahu Kalam: 12:33 – 14:11
Gulika Kalam: 10:55 – 12:33
Yama Gandam: 07:38 – 09:16
North Indian Hindi Calendar – Shravan Mahina 2076
Malayalam Calendar – Karkidakam Month 1195 (Karkidaka Masam – Ramayana Masam)
Kannada Calendar – Ashada Maasa
Tamil Calendar – Aadi Month (Aadi Masam)
Bengali Calendar – Shraban Mash 1426
Nepali Calendar – Shrawan Maas 2076
Telugu Calendar – Ashada Masam (Ashadam)
Marathi Calendar – Ashad Maas
Gujarati Calendar – Ashad Maas
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Karka
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Mithuna – 09:15:44
Amrita Kalam 12:30 – 13:57
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 21:51 – 23:17
Durmuhurthams: 12:07 – 12:59