Amavasya or No Moon day in October 2020 is known as Adhika Ashwin Amavasya in Telugu, Kannada, Marathi & Gujarati calendars. As per North Indian Hindu calendars, it is Ashwin Amavasya. In October 2020, Amavasya date is October 16.
Adhik Ashwin Amavasya is the last day in Adhik Ashwin 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 4.52 AM on 16 October and ends at 1.00 AM on October 18th.
Next day of this Amavas marks Kartik Shukla Pratipada, Kartik Maas 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 – 16 October 2020
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:27 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:56
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)00:00 Chandrastama (Moonset)17:57
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Amavasya – 24:59*
Nakshatra Hasta – 14:58
Yoga Vaidhriti – 25:46*
Karana Nagava – 24:59*
Purnimanta Month Ashwin(Adhik)
Amavasyanta Month Ashwin(Adhik)
Shaka Samvatsara: Sharvari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Pramadicha
Rahu Kalam: 10:46 – 12:12
Gulika Kalam: 07:54 – 09:20
Yama Gandam: 15:04 – 16:30
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Kanya
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Kanya – 25:25:00*
Amrita Kalam 30:17* – 31:41*
Abhijit: 11:49 – 12:35
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 21:56 – 23:19
Durmuhurthams: 12:35 – 13:21