Amavasya 2020 dates and time

Amavasya

Amavasya is a day on which we won’t see the moon on the sky. As per Astronomy, the day on which sun and moon come on a straight line is called Amavasya. On Amavasya day many will perform poojas in their home since it is called as a very auspicious day. Here we will see 2020 Amavasya dates and time.

Amavasya 2020 date and time

DateDayTypeStarting TimeEnding Time
24 January 2020FridayDarsha AmavasyaJan 24 - 02:17 AMJan 25 - 03:11 AM
23 February 2020SundayDarsha Amavasya Feb 22 - 07:02 PMFeb 23 - 09:01 PM
24 March 2020TuesdayChaitra AmavasyaMar 23 - 12:30 PMMar 24 - 02:57 PM
22 April 2020WednesdayVaishakha AmavasyaApr 22 - 05:37 AMApr 23 - 07:55 AM
22 May 2020FridayJyeshtha AmavasyaMay 21 - 09:35 PM May 22 - 11:08 PM
20 June 2020SaturdayDarsha AmavasyaJun 20 - 11:52 AMJun 21 - 12:10 PM
20 July 2020MondayShravana AmavasyaJul 20 - 12:10 AMJul 20 - 11:02 PM
18 August 2020TuesdayDarsha AmavasyaAug 18 - 10:39 AMAug 19 - 08:11 AM
17 September 2020ThursdayAshwina AmavasyaSep 16 - 07:56 PMSep 17 - 04:29 PM
16 October 2020FridayAdhika Darsha AmavasyaOct 16 - 04:52 AMOct 17 - 01:00 AM
14 November 2020SaturdayDarsha AmavasyaNov 14 - 02:17 PMNov 15 - 10:36 AM
14 December 2020MondayMargashirsha AmavasyaDec 14 - 12:44 AMDec 14 - 09:46 PM

Pradosham 2020 date Pournami 2019  Sathurthi 2020

Amavasai Dates 2019

DateDayStarting TimeEnding Time
05 January 2019SaturdayJan 04 - 12:32 amJan 05 - 11:56 pm
04 February 2019MondayFeb 03 - 01:03 amFeb 04 - 09:25 pm
06 March 2019WednesdayMar 05 - 12:14 amMar 06 - 10:48 pm
05 April 2019FridayApr 04 - 12:13 amApr 05 - 11:45 pm
04 May 2019SaturdayMay 03 - 12:21 amMay 04 - 12:51 pm
03 June 2019MondayJun 02 - 12:51 amJun 03 - 09:47 pm
02 July 2019TuesdayJuly 01 - 11:19 pmJuly 02 - 12:41 pm
01 August 2019ThursdayJuly 31 - 01:16 amAug 01 - 09:34 pm
30 August 2019FridayAug 29 - 12:51 amAug 30 - 11:03 pm
28 September 2019Saturday
(Mahalaya Amavasai)
Sep 27 - 11:47 amAug 28 - 09:56 pm
28 October 2019MondayOct 27 - 01:41 amOct 28 - 09:52 pm
26 November 2019TuesdayNov 25 - 12:04 amNov 26 - 11:45 pm
26 December 2019ThursdayDec 25 - 02:19 amDec 26 - 10:39 pm

As per Panchangam, Amavasya will happen every month and the Amavasya dates are already calculated in Panchangam. Now we will see what are all the benefits we will get by doing pooja on Amavasya.

Generally, Amavasya and Pournami will come on each month. The major difference between these days is. On Amavasya, there won’t be any moon so the whole night will be very dark but on Pournami we will see the full moon.

Amavasai Tharpanam

Even though Amavasya comes on every month, Aadi Amavasya and Thai Amavasya are considered as very powerful Amavasya. As per the Hindu belief, on these days Pitru will accept out Tharpana. So most of the people will give pitru tharpana on these two Amavasya days. If one does not give Tharpana on any Amavasya days and if they gave tharpana on Thai and Aadi Amavasya days then he will get the benefits of whole year Tharpana. At the same time, most of the people will have a holy water bath on these days by going to some holy places to destroy Sin.

mahalaya-ammavasai

Reason for holy water bath on Amavasya :
As per Hindu belief, if one does holy river bath on Amavasya day then they will get the complete blessings from their pitru and previous birth sin will get destroyed completely. If we take Tamil Nadu, there are many holy places like Kanyakumari, Rameswaram, Kutralam, Pabanasam, and many others. So people can go there and take a bath on Amavasya days.

There are many belief that we need to give food to our pithru on Amavasya days to get their blessings. But it is not true, We can get their blessings just by thinking about them with a heart full of love and taking holy bath

Amavasya-Poornima

Aadi Amavasya benefits :

There is a belief that in Aadi month Devas will get rest. So our pithru will come to earth to bless us. So if we give tharpana in Aadi month then we will definitely get our pithru blessings.

Thai Amavasya benefits :

There is a belief that in Thai Amavasya, our pithru we leave us and once again they will return to lord Indiras place. So we need to properly give a sendoff to our pithru in the devotional manner to get their blessings on Thai Amavasya.

Amavasai viratham

Puratasi Amavasya benefits :

There is a belief that if we offer food to poor people on Puratasi Amavasya. Then we will get the benefits of doing tharpanam and also we will get the blessings of our ancestors.