Amavasya in March 2010 is Somvati Amavasya as it falls on Monday. It is the most auspicious bathing date for Kumbh Mela snan as it falls before the beginning of Hindu New Year. March 15, 2010, is the date of first Somvati Amavasya in 2010. It is even more significant as Somvati Amavasya falls during Haridwar Kumbh Mela. It is Falguna Amavasya as per the calendars followed in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Gujarat and Chaitra Amavasya in North Indian calendars. The next Amavasya Snan in Kumbh Mela is April 14, 2010.
This first Somvati Amavasya in 2010 marks the end of the Hindu Year Virodhi and onsets the New Year Vikruti.
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