Mahalaya Amavasya or Pitru Amavasya is the No Moon day in Mahalaya paksha shraddh. In 2021, Mahalaya Amavasya date is October 6.
Pitru Amavasya falls during Ashwin month as per North Indian calendar followed in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttaranchal. Mahalaya Amavas is the last day of Pitru Paksha, the fortnight dedicated to offer Shraddh rituals to dead ancestors.
In 2020, Mahalaya Amavasya is Bhadrapad Amavasya as per Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada & Telugu calendars. It is Nija Ashwin Maas Amavasya as per North Indian Hindi calendar.
According to Tamil calendar, this Mahalaya Amavasya is Purattasi Amavasai. In Malayalam calendar, it is Kanni Masam Karthu Vavu. And in Bengali calendar, its Ashwin Amabashya.
Shraddh Timings, 6 October 2021
Mahalaya Amavasya Shraddh 2021 – October 6
Kutapa Kaala Shraddh Timings : 11.31 AM to 12.19 noon
Mahalaya Amavasya Aparahna Kaala Shraddh Timings : 1.05 AM to 3.26 hrs afternoon
On Mahalaya Amavasya, Brahmin santarpana is performed on behalf of dead ancestors to provide them peace in their world. Hindus believe that Shraddh ritual performed on this Amavasya makes their dead ancestors free from all the sins they have committed when they were alive and provides them salvation.
Mahalaya Amavasya in other countries
Mahalaya Amavasya in USA – 6 October 2021
Mahalaya Amavasya in Canada – 6 October 2021
Mahalaya Amavasya in UK – 6 October 2021
Mahalaya Amavasya in UAE – 6 October 2021
Mahalaya Amavasya in Singapore – 6 October 2021
Mahalaya Amavasya in Malaysia – 6 October 2021
Mahalaya Amavasya in Mauritius – 6 October 2021
Mahalaya Amavasya in Australia – 6 October 2021
Mahalaya Amavasya in New Zealand – 6 October 2021
Mahalaya Amavasya in Fiji – 6 October 2021
Panchang, 6 October 2021
Suryodayam(Sunrise) : 06:17 AM
Suryastama(Sunset) : 06:01 PM
Chandrodayam(Moonrise) : No Moonrise
Chandrastama(Moonset) : 06:14 PM
Tithi : Amavasya upto 04:34 PM Pratipada
Nakshatra : Hasta upto 11:20 PM Chitra
Yoga : Brahma upto 08:33 AM Indra upto 05:12 AM, Oct 07 Vaidhriti
Karana : Nagava upto 04:34 PM Kinstughna upto 03:12 AM, Oct 07 Bava
Paksha : Krishna Paksha
Weekday : Budhawara
Shaka Samvat : 1943 Plava
Chandramasa : Ashwina – Purnimanta Bhadrapada – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2078 Aananda
Gujarati Samvat : 2077 Paridhavi
Abhijit : None
Amrit Kalam : 05:47 PM to 07:16 PM
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 12:09 PM to 01:37 PM
Yamaganda : 07:45 AM to 09:13 AM
Gulikai Kalam : 10:41 AM to 12:09 PM
Dur Muhurtam : 11:45 AM to 12:32 PM
Varjyam : 08:56 AM to 10:24 AM
Mahalaya Amavasya in Previous Years
In 2020, Mahalaya Amavasya date is September 17.
In 2019, Mahalaya Amavasya date is September 28.
In 2018, Mahalaya Amavasya date is 8 October. In some calendars, it is also mentioned as 9 October.
In 2017, Mahalaya Amavasya date is 19 September. In some calendars, it is also mentioned as 20 September.
In 2016, Mahalaya Amavasya date was 30 September.
In 2015, Mahalaya Amavasya date was October 12.
In 2014, Mahalaya Amavasya date was September 23 & September 24. September 23, 2014 – Mahalaya Amavasya Shraddh; September 24, 2014 – Amavasya ends.
In 2013, Mahalaya Amavasya date was October 4.
In 2012, Mahalaya Amavasya date is October 15, 2012.
In 2012, Mahalaya Amavasya is Nija Bhadrapad Amavasya as per Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada & Telugu calendars. As there is Adhik Bhadrapad maas in 2012-2013 year, Nija Bhadrapad Maas Amavasya is considered as Mahalaya Amavasya.