Amavasya or No Moon day in October 2023 is known as Bhadrapada Amavasya in Telugu, Kannada, Marathi & Gujarati calendars. As per North Indian Hindu calendars, it is Ashwin Amavasya. In October 2023, Amavasya date is October 14.
Bhadrapad Amavasya is the last day in Bhadrapada Month as per some calendars mentioned above. It is observed with lot of gusto in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat. Amavasya Tarpan is observed along the banks of holy rivers.
In North India, this Amavasya marks the end of Krishna Paksha in Ashwin Month. Pinda daan and Amavasya Tarpan are performed during the auspicious day and pitru karma are observed to please the dead ancestors’ souls.
Time of Amavasya
Amavasya begins at 9.50 PM on 13 October and ends at 11.24 PM on October 14th.
Next day of this Amavas marks Ashwin Shukla Pratipada.
Performing Pitru Tharpan on this day is very auspicious. Lakhs of devotees observe Pitru tharpana rituals on this day along the river banks of Ganga, Yamuna, Cauvery, Godavari, and Krishna.
Panchang, Amavasya – 14 October 2023
Suryodayam(Sunrise) : 06:06 AM
Suryastama(Sunset) : 05:46 PM
Chandrodayam(Moonrise) : No Moonrise
Chandrastama(Moonset) : 05:36 PM
Tithi : Amavasya upto 11:24 PMPratipada
Nakshatra : Hasta upto 04:24 PMChitra
Karana : Chatushpada upto 10:40 AM, Nagava upto 11:24 PM, Kinstughna,
Yoga : Indra upto 10:25 AM, Vaidhriti,
Weekday : Shaniwara,
Paksha : Krishna Paksha
Shaka Samvat : 1945 Shobhakrit
Chandramasa : Ashwina – Purnimanta Bhadrapada – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2080 Nala
Gujarati Samvat : 2079 Aananda
Abhijit : 11:33 AM to 12:19 PM
Amrit Kalam : 09:51 AM to 11:35 AM
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 09:01 AM to 10:29 AM
Yamaganda : 01:24 PM to 02:51 PM
Gulikai Kalam : 06:06 AM to 07:34 AM
Dur Muhurtam : 06:06 AM to 06:53 AM 06:53 AM to 07:40 AM
Varjyam : 01:00 AM, Oct 15 to 02:43 AM, Oct 15