Sarva Pithru Amavasya, 15 October 2012 (Mahalaya Amavasya)

Today, 15 October 2012 is Sarva Pithru Amavasya, Mahalaya Amavasya, Somvati Amavasya. It marks the end of Pitru Paksha Mahalaya, the fortnight dedicated to dead ancestors. This Mahalaya Amavasya is even more auspicious as it falls on Monday (Somvati Amavasya). Amasomvar Vrat is performed on this day. Punya snan, Ashwattha Pujan (worship of peepal tree), […]

Somvati Amavasya, 2 May 2011

Somvati Amavasya or Ama Somvar vrata is observed on Monday which coincides with Amavasya. 2 May 2011, Monday, is Somvati Amavasya. As Amavasya begins on Monday, it is also considered as Somvati. No Moon starts at 10.24 am on 2 May and ends on 3 May at 12.20 hrs noon. Somvati Amavas is especially auspicious […]