Paush Amavasya is the No Moon day in Paush Month as per Hindu Calendar. In 2018, Paush Amavasya date is December 18 as per North Indian Hindi calendars and according to Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu and Kannada calendars, it is on 16 January 2018.
Paush Amavasya is considered very important for doing Shradh and Tarpan for the deceased ancestors . People also worship Dhanya Lakshmi and Dhana Lakshmi during this period to get the blessings of a successful life.
This day is also important to get relief from the malefic effects of certain planets like Jupiter, Shani, Rahu and Ketu. It is advisable to donate clothes and food on this day to get the beneficial effects of these planets. It is said to remove the negative effects of Sade Sati also.
People suffering from Pitru Dosha will get relief by performing anna daan and vastra daan on this day. It will help you overcome problems in your life related to health, wealth and family life. It will also prevent untimely death and bless you with good health.