4 July 2016 is Somvati Amavasya Vrata (Ama Somavara Vratham).
Somvati Amavasya (Ama Somvar Vrata) is observed on Amavasya or No Moon day which falls on Somvar or Monday. As Amavasya (4 July) falls on Monday in July 2016, 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 2016 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.
Panchang – 4 July 2016, Somvati Amavasya
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 05:49 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 19:12
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)00:00 Chandrastama (Moonset)19:08
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Amavasya – 16:30
Nakshatra Ardra – 18:33
Yoga Dhruva – 20:20
Karana Kinstughna – 27:29*
Purnimanta Month Aashaadha
Amavasyanta Month Jyeshtha
Shaka Samvatsara: Durmukhi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Saumya
Rahu Kalam: 07:30 – 09:10
Gulika Kalam: 14:11 – 15:52
Yama Gandam: 10:50 – 12:31
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Mithuna
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Mithuna
Amrita Kalam 09:11 – 10:41
Abhijit: 12:04 – 12:58
Time to Avoid
Durmuhurthams: 15:38 – 16:32