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 2018, there will be a Somvati Amavasya on October 8.
8 October Somvati Amavasya is Ashwin Amavasya in North Indian Hindi calendars. It is Bhadrapad Amavasya in Telugu, Kannada, Marathi and Gujarati calendars. And this Amavasya is Purattasi Amavasai in Tamil calendar, Kanni Month Amavasya in Malayalam calendar and Aashin Month Amabashya in Bengali Panji.
Amavasya begins at 11.31 AM on 8th October and ends at 9.16 AM on October 9th. As Amavasya also prevails on 9th October, Tuesday, it is also considered as Bhaumvati Amavasya.
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, 8 October 2018
विरोधिकृत नाम संवत्सर, आश्विन मॉस (ख्वार मॉस), कृष्ण पक्ष, चतुर्दशी, उत्तरा फाल्गुनी नक्षत्र, ब्रह्मा योग, चतुष्पाद करण |
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:24 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:04
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)30:17 Chandrastama (Moonset)17:52
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Chaturdashi – 11:31
Nakshatra Uttara Phalguni – 13:34
Yoga Brahma – 17:26
Karana Chatushpada – 22:21
Purnimanta Month Ashwin
Amavasyanta Month Bhaadrupada
Shaka Samvatsara: Vilambi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Virodhikruthi
Rahu Kalam: 07:51 – 09:19
Gulika Kalam: 13:41 – 15:09
Yama Gandam: 10:46 – 12:14
North Indian Hindi Calendar – Ashwin Mahina (Kwar Maas)
Malayalam Calendar – Kanni Month (Kanni Masam)
Kannada Calendar – Bhadrapada Maasa
Tamil Calendar – Purattasi Month (Purattasi Masam)
Bengali Calendar – Aashin Mash
Nepali Calendar – Ashwin Maas
Telugu Calendar – Bhadrapada Masam (Bhadrapadam)
Marathi Calendar – Bhadrapad Maas
Gujarati Calendar – Bhadarvo Maas
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Kanya
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Kanya
Amrita Kalam 06:53 – 08:22
Abhijit: 11:51 – 12:37
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 21:27 – 22:57
Durmuhurthams: 14:57 – 15:44
Today’s – Festivals / Vratam / Pooja / Jayanthi – Somvati Amavasya, Mahalaya Amavasya, Pitru Shraddh, Bhadrapada Amavasya, Ashwin Amavasya, Purattasi Amavasai, Kanni Masam Karuthu Vavu.