Amavasya or No Moon day in October 2018 is known as Mahalaya Amavasya (Sarva Pithru Amavasya). Amavasya October 2018 date is 9 October.
Time of Amavasya
Amavasya begins at 11.31 AM on 8th October and ends at 9.16 AM on October 9th.
It falls in Ashwin Month as per North Indian Hindi calendars whereas it is Bhadrapada Amavasya as per Gujarati, Kannada, Telugu, and Marathi calendars. This No Moon day marks the conclusion of Bhadrapada Month in Amavasyant Panchangam.
Next day of this Amavas marks Ashwin Shukla Pratipada, Sharad Navratri Arambh.
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 – 9 October 2018
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:24 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:03
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)00:00 Chandrastama (Moonset)18:34
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Amavasya – 09:16
Nakshatra Hasta – 12:05
Yoga Indra – 14:32
Karana Kinstughna – 20:17
Purnimanta Month Ashwin
Amavasyanta Month Bhaadrupada
Shaka Samvatsara: Vilambi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Virodhikruthi
Rahu Kalam: 15:08 – 16:35
Gulika Kalam: 12:14 – 13:41
Yama Gandam: 09:19 – 10:46
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Kanya
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Kanya – 23:29:57
Amrita Kalam 28:54* – 30:26*
Abhijit: 11:50 – 12:37
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 19:44 – 21:16
Durmuhurthams: 23:00 – 23:49