Pithori Amavasya or Pitori Amavas is the festival observed on the Amavasya (No Moon day) during Bhadrapad month or Bhadra month. In 2022, Pithori Amavasya date is August 26. As per Marati Calendar, Pithori Amavasya, also celebrated as Pola, falls on Amavasya in the Sravan month.
Pithori Amavasya is an observance performed by married woman for their children health and prosperity. ‘Pith’ means flour by which the name comes into existence.
On Pitori Amavas, married women, especially mothers, worship 64 Goddesses for their children long life. In the past, idols of these 64 Goddesses were made of ‘Pith and some special recipes were offered to the Goddesses.
Saptamatrukas and Ashtamatrukas are also worshipped on Pitori Amavas.
In Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, Shravan Amavasya is observed as Polala Amavasya. On Pithori Amavasya, performing Pitru Tharpan or the Pinda daan to dead ancestors is highly meritorious.
Panchang, 26 August 2022
Suryodayam (Sunrise) : 05:50 AM
Suryastama (Sunset) : 06:33 PM
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) : 05:36 AM, Aug 27
Chandrastama (Moonset) : 06:16 PM
Tithi : Chaturdashi upto 12:23 PMAmavasya
Nakshatra : Ashlesha upto 06:33 PMMagha
Karana : Shakuni upto 12:23 PMChatushpada upto 01:08 AM, Aug 27Nagava
Yoga : Parigha upto 02:12 AM, Aug 27Shiva
Weekday : Shukrawara
Paksha : Krishna Paksha
Shaka Samvatsaram : 1944 Shubhakrutha
Chandramasa : Bhadrapada – Purnimanta; Shravana – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2079 Rakshasa
Gujarati Samvat : 2078 Pramadi
Abhijit Muhurat : 11:46 AM to 12:37 PM
Amrita Kalam : 04:48 PM to 06:33 PM
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 10:36 AM to 12:12 PM
Yamaganda : 03:23 PM to 04:58 PM
Gulikai Kalam : 07:26 AM to 09:01 AM
Dur Muhurtam : 08:23 AM to 09:14 AM 12:37 PM to 01:28 PM
Varjyam : 06:17 AM to 08:02 AM
Pithori Amavasya in Previous Years
In 2021, Pithori Amavasya date is September 6.
In 2020, Pithori Amavasya date is August 18.
In 2019, Pithori Amavasya date was August 30.
In 2018, Pithori Amavasya date was September 9.
In 2017, Pithori Amavasya date was August 21.
In 2016, Pithori Amavasya date was September 1.
In 2015, Pithori Amavasya date was September 12.
In 2014, Pithori Amavasya date was August 25.
In 2013, Pithori Amavasya date was September 5
In 2012, Pithori Amavasya date was August 17. In 2012, it was Adhik Bhadrapad Amavasya.