Diwali Amavasya is the No Moon day which falls during Deepavali. In 2018, Diwali Amavasya date is November 7.
It is Ashwin Amavasya in Telugu, Kannada, Marathi & Gujarati calendars. As per North Indian Hindu calendars, it is Kartik Amavasya.
Diwali Amavasya is the last day in 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. Kartik Snan begins on following day in above said states.
In North India, this Amavasya marks the end of Krishna Paksha in Kartik Month. Pinda daan and Amavasya Tarpan are performed during the auspicious day and pitru karma are observed to please the dead ancestors’ souls.
Diwali Amavasya 2018 Timings
Amavasya begins at 10.27 PM on 6 November and ends at 9.31 PM on 7 November.
Panchang, Amavasya – 7 November 2018
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:39 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:41
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)00:00 Chandrastama (Moonset)17:49
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Amavasya – 21:31
Nakshatra Swati – 19:37
Yoga Ayushman – 17:59
Karana Nagava – 21:31
Purnimanta Month Kaartika
Amavasyanta Month Ashwin
Shaka Samvatsara: Vilambi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Virodhikruthi
Rahu Kalam: 12:10 – 13:33
Gulika Kalam: 10:47 – 12:10
Yama Gandam: 08:01 – 09:24
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Tula
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Tula
Amrita Kalam 10:56 – 12:31
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 25:16* – 26:52*
Durmuhurthams: 11:48 – 12:32