Somvati Amavasya in July 2013, Somvati Amavasya July 2013 date – Somvati Amavasya, 8 July 2013.
Somvati Amavasya, also known as Ama Somvar Vrata, is observed on Amavasya or No Moon day which falls on Somvar or Monday. As Amavasya (8 July) falls on Monday in July 2013, it is observed as Somvati Amavasya.
This Somvati is Jyeshta Amavasya as per Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada and Telugu calendars. It coincides with Ashada Amavasya according to North Indian Hindi calendars.
Somvati Amavasya of July 2013 is – Aani Maasa Amavasai in Tamil calendar, Midhuna Maasa Karthuvavu in Malayalam calendar and Ashar Month Amabashya in Bengali Panjika.
Devotees keep fasting during Somvati Amavasya and break their fast after performing Shiva Puja and Chandra Pooja. People perform Punya Snan on Amavasya and offer pinda daan or Pitru tharpan rituals on this day.
A large number of devotees throng to the river banks of Ganga, Yamuna, Mahanadi, Godavari,Krishna and Cauvery to perform Punya Snan and Tharpan.