Somvati Amavasya, Amasomvar Vrat, is an auspicious to perform Shiva Puja and many other pujas mentioned in the Scriptures. Somvati Amavasya is observed on the No Moon which falls on Somavar (Monday). In October 2019, Somvati Amavasya date is October 28.
8 October Somvati Amavasya is Kartik Amavasya in North Indian Hindi calendars. It is Ashwin Amavasya in Telugu, Kannada, Marathi and Gujarati calendars. And this Amavasya is Aippasi Amavasai in Tamil calendar, Thulam Month Amavasya in Malayalam calendar and Kartik Month Amabashya in Bengali Panji.
Amavasya begins at 12.23 PM on 27 October and ends at 9.08 AM on October 28th, 2019.
The importance or significance of Somvati Amavasya
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.
Panchangam, Somvati Amavasya, 28 October 2019
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:33 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:47
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)00:00 Chandrastama (Moonset)18:18
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Amavasya – 09:08
Skipped Tithi (Lunar Day) Pratipada – 30:13*
Nakshatra Swati – 25:01*
Yoga Priti – 18:27
Karana Kinstughna – 19:37
Skipped Karana : Bava – 30:13*
Purnimanta Month Kaartika
Amavasyanta Month Ashwin
Shaka Samvatsara: Vikari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Paridhavi
Rahu Kalam: 07:57 – 09:21
Gulika Kalam: 13:34 – 14:59
Yama Gandam: 10:46 – 12:10
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Tula
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Tula
Amrita Kalam 17:03 – 18:30
Abhijit: 11:48 – 12:33
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 30:11* – 31:40*
Durmuhurthams: 14:47 – 15:32