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 2018, Somvati Amavasya comes only once. 16 April 2018 Somvati Amavasya is Vaishakh Amavasya in North Indian Hindi calendars. It is Chaitra Amavasya in Telugu, Kannada, Marathi and Gujarati calendars. And this Amavasya is Chithirai Amavasai in Tamil calendar, Medam Month Amavasya in Malayalam calendar and Boishakh 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.