Somvati Amavasya 2020

Somvati Amavasya, Amavasya which falls on Somvar (Monday) is an auspicious occasion. It has great significance for Shiva Puja, Surya Puja, Vishnu Puja, Durga Puja and Pitru Tharpana Puja. In 2020, Somvati Amavasya comes only thrice – March, July and December.

23 March 2020 – Somvati Amavasya

23 March 2020 Somvati Amavasya is Chaitra Amavasya in North Indian Hindi calendars. It is Phalguna Amavasya in Telugu, Kannada, Marathi and Gujarati calendars.

And this Amavasya is Panguni Amavasai in Tamil calendar, Meenam Month Amavasya in Malayalam calendar and Chaitro Month Amabashya in Bengali Panji.

20 July 2020 – Somvati Amavasya

Somvati Amavasya is Shravan Amavasya in North Indian Hindi calendars. It is Ashada Amavasya in Telugu, Kannada, Marathi and Gujarati calendars.

And this Amavasya is Aadi Amavasai in Tamil calendar, Karkidakam Month Amavasya in Malayalam calendar and Shraban Month Amabashya in Bengali Panji.

14 December 2020 – Somvati Amavasya

Somvati Amavasya is Margashirsha Amavasya in North Indian Hindi calendars. It is Kartik Amavasya in Telugu, Kannada, Marathi and Gujarati calendars.

And this Amavasya is Karthikai Amavasai in Tamil calendar, Vrischikam Month Amavasya in Malayalam calendar and Agrahan Month Amabashya in Bengali Panji.

Somvati Amavasya Mahatmya

The importance and significance of Somvati Amavasya is narrated by Bhishma to Dharma Raj in the Mahabharat. Devotees believe that taking a holy dip in sacred rivers such as Ganga, Yamuna, Godavari, Krishna, Kaveri would considered as highly auspicious.

Performing ritual bath in holy rivers on the day of Somavati Amavasya would provide prosperity, make free from diseases and give peace to souls of ancestors.

Read more about the importance of Somvati Amavasya in this previous article

Somvati Amavasya Vrat Katha

The story, vrat katha of Somvati Amavasya is associated with the daughter of a moneylender and a washerwoman… The story goes like this…. Read full story

Here are the mantras (Sankalpa Mantras) to be chanted during Somvati Amavasya Puja.

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