Pithori Amavasya or Pitori Amavas is the festival observed on the Amavasya (No Moon day) during Bhadrapad month or Bhadra month. In 2019, Pithori Amavasya date is August 30. 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, 30 August 2019
परिधावी नाम संवत्सर, भाद्रपद मॉस (भद्रा महीना, भादों माह), कृष्ण पक्ष, अमावस्या तिथि, मघा नक्षत्र, शिवा योग, किंस्तुघ्न करण |
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:11 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:43
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)00:00 Chandrastama (Moonset)19:01
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Amavasya – 16:06
Nakshatra Magha – 17:12
Yoga Shiva – 18:09
Karana Kinstughna – 26:10*
Purnimanta Month Bhaadrupada
Amavasyanta Month Sraavana
Shaka Samvatsara: Vikari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Paridhavi
Rahu Kalam: 10:53 – 12:27
Gulika Kalam: 07:45 – 09:19
Yama Gandam: 15:35 – 17:09
North Indian Hindi Calendar – Bhadra Mahina 2076 (Bhadrapad Maas, Bhadon Maas)
Malayalam Calendar – Chingam Month 1195 (Chinga Masam – Simha Masam)
Kannada Calendar – Shravana Maasa
Tamil Calendar – Aavani Month (Aavani Masam)
Bengali Calendar – Bhadra Mash 1426
Nepali Calendar – Bhadra Maas 2076
Telugu Calendar – Shravana Masam (Shravanam)
Marathi Calendar – Shravan Maas
Gujarati Calendar – Shravan Maas
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Simha
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Simha
Amrita Kalam 15:06 – 16:30
Abhijit: 12:02 – 12:52
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 24:10* – 25:34*
Durmuhurthams: 12:52 – 13:42
Pithori Amavasya in Previous Years
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.