This article on New Moon contains information about its dates and the Tithis for the year 2020. Along with this detailed information on New Moon, Tithis will also be provided as we will move on to discuss the importance of this celestial event. As per the Hindu Panchang, one New Moon occurs every month, totalling to 12 new moons in a year. However, due to the occurence of Adhik Maas occasionally, New Moon takes place twice a month sometimes. Since the New Moon has its own importance, natives of our country have a profound belief on this day and very often they end up wondering when is the New Moon taking place in a particular month. Many are seen browsing the internet to find the New Moon Tithis and dates , which is why we are here to help you out and provide the accurate dates and Tithis of Amavasya or New Moon 2020.
|Magh Amavasya||Thursday||January 24|
|Phalguna Amavasya||Saturday||February 23|
|Chaitra Amavasya||Sunday||March 24|
|Baisakh Amavasya||Monday||April 22|
|Jyestha Amavasya||Wednesday||May 22|
|Ashad Amavasya||Friday||June 21|
|Shravan Amavasya||Saturday||July 20|
|Bhadrapada Amavasya||Monday||August 19|
|Ashwin Amavasya||Tuesday||September 17|
|Ashwin Amavasya (Adhik)||Wednesday||October 16|
|Kartik Amavasya||Friday||November 15|
|Margshirsha Amavasya||Saturday||December 14|
Hindu panchang is composed of five Ghatak(components). Its components include Tithi, Var, Karan, Nakshatra and Yoga. New Moon or Amavasya is the one Tithi of the five components. Generally, fifteen Tithis of Panchang make one side (Shukla / Krishna) while two Tithis create a month. The fifteenth Tithi of Shukla Paksha is called Full Moon(Purnima) and the last Tithi of Krishna Paksha is known as New Moon(Amavsya). Darkness prevails all over the Earth during the night of New Moon as the moon is not visible on this day.
Shukla Paksha - Pratipada, Dwitiya, Tritiya, Chaturthi, Panchami, Sasti, Saptami, Ashtami, Navami, Dashami, Ekadashi, Dwadashi, Trayodashi , Chaturdashi, Purnima
Krishna Paksha - Pratipada, Dwitiya, Tritiya, Chaturthi, Panchami, Sasti, Saptami Ashtami, Navami, Dashami, Ekadashi, Dwadashi, Trayodashi, Chaturdashi, Amavasya
Amavasya on New Moon Tithi occupies an important position in Hindu religion and culture. Pitru Dev is the ruling Lord of Amavasya which is why the tradition of offering Tarpan to one’s ancestors is followed during Sarva pitru Amavasya. In general terms, New moon arrives once every month and each and every New Moon is known by the name of its respective month in which it occurs. However, there are some new Moons which are also known by day and considered quite important in the realm of religion spirituality and astrology.
For instance, let us take Somvati Amavasya into account which falls on a Monday, After the name Somwar or Monday, it is known as Somwati Amavasya. In the same vein, the New Moon which takes place on a Saturday is known as Shani Amavasya.
As per Hindu religious traditions, one should make donations and perform charity on the day of New Moon to negate all sorts of difficulties from life. In order to gain redemption from your sins, it is beneficial to take a bath in holy rivers on the day of New Moon. During amavasya Tithi only, many festivals are also celebrated. The occurrence of a solar eclipse also coincides with the day of New Moon only. On this day, the Sun, Earth and the Moon come together in the same orbital path.
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The day of New Moon is given much significance in Hindu religion and culture, to the extent that special rituals are commemorated on this day for the pacification of the souls of their ancestors. A dip in the holy river or reservoir provides relief from the sufferings of life. Apart from this, one should also observe a fast along with doing charity and purifying the soul.
The Tithi of New Moon is also important from a spiritual point of view. As the Moon is not visible on this day, the state of mind remains peaceful. Chandrama affects our mind and brain in an intricate manner. This day is considered best to perform austeration. Those who are associated with the field of esoteric sciences also consider this day as an important one.
From an astrological perspective, the Moon is hailed as the significator of mind, brain, mother and material substances. Because it remains invisible on this day, the human mind is remains stable. Persistent thinking process brings firmness in life. According to the Puranas, New Moon’s day is an important day to get rid of Kaal Sarp Dosh and Pitra Dosha.
It is believed that on the Tithi of Amavasya or New Moon, demonic forces like ghouls and ghosts become more powerful. Hence, it is advised to stay away from negative thoughts on this day. It has been mentioned in the Shastras that on the day of Amavasya, one should not eat food items offered by others as it decreases his/her good fortune. Thus, food items which belongs to others should not be eaten on this day. It is also recommended to abstain from vices like anger, jealousy, improper activities, consumption of alcohol, non vegetarian food and establishing physical relations with anyone.
Hindu traditional beliefs state that the performance of charity and donations on a particular occasion, helps one to attain auspicious results. The Tithi of New Moon also happens to be one such pious event. It is said that charity and good deeds carried out on this date provides peace and salvation to the souls of the departed ancestors. At the same time, the person who donates receives austerity and happiness and he/she witnesses the inflow of prosperity in his/her life. Now the question arises, to whom should be the donation made. The truth is that donations should always offered to the poor and needy. Only then, the real fruits of making donations fall into one’s lap.
We hope that this article written on New Moon 2020 proves to be insightful for you. May the light always be with you and you will achieve success in all aspects of your life!!