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 April 2018, there will be a Somvati Amavasya on April 16.
16 April 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.
On 15 April, Amavasya begins at 8.37 AM . Amavasya also prevails on Monday, 16 April. And it ends at 7.26 AM on Monday, 16 April.
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, 16 April 2018
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:09 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:44
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)06:22 Chandrastama (Moonset)19:10
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Amavasya – 07:26
Skipped Tithi (Lunar Day) Pratipada – 29:46*
Nakshatra Ashwini – 27:12*
Yoga Vishkambha – 22:49
Karana Kinstughna – 18:40
Skipped Karana : Bava – 29:46*
Purnimanta Month Vaisaakha
Amavasyanta Month Chaitra
Shaka Samvatsara: Vilambi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Virodhikruthi
Rahu Kalam: 07:43 – 09:18
Gulika Kalam: 14:01 – 15:35
Yama Gandam: 10:52 – 12:26
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Mesha
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Mesha
Amrita Kalam 20:16 – 21:49
Abhijit: 12:01 – 12:52
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 23:21 – 24:54*
Durmuhurthams: 15:23 – 16:13
Today’s – Festivals / Vratam / Pooja / Jayanthi – Somvati Amavasya, Vaishakh Amavasya, Chaitra Amavasya, Chithirai Amavasai, Meda Masam Karthu vavu, Boisakh Mash Amabashya, Dev Damodar Tithi in Assam.