29 August 2011, Amavasya, Today

Today is Amavasya (29 August 2011), the No Moon day in Hinduism. It is Shravan Amavasya in Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada & Telugu calendars. North Indian Hindi calendars consider it as Bhadrapad Amavasya. Amavasya begins at 11.39 am on 28 August & ends at 8.34 am on 29 August 2011. As it falls on Monday, it […]

Somvati Amavasya Shahi Snan 2010 – Haridwar Kumbh Mela Second Shahi Shan

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 […]

Kumbh Mela 2010 – Important Kumbh Mela Snan dates and Festivals days

Kumbh Mela, the largest religious congregation in the world, takes place when the planet Jupiter or Guru enters into Kumbha Rashi (Aquarius) and the Sun enters into Mesha Rashi (Aries). The first important and auspicious Kumbh Mela snan is performed on Makara Sankranti (January 14, 2010). Mauni Amavasya, Basant Panchami, Magh Purnima, Maha Shivaratri, Somvati […]

Somvati Amavasya in November 2009 – Somavathi Amavasya or Ama Somvar Vrat

Somvati Amavasya, also spelt as Somavathi Amavasya, the Amavas that falls on a Somvar (Monday), is considered as auspicious day for Hindu devotees. In November 2009, Somvati Amavasya date is November 16 (Kartika Amavasya as per Telugu, Marathi, Kannada and Gujarati calendars and Margshirsha Amavasya as per other North Indian calendars. Somvati Amavasya is also […]