Namaste to everyone
Let us read about Amavasya, the one not considered much as being a holy phase of the moon. Amavasya and Purnima are equally powerful days in our Hindu calendar.
Amavasya is the beginning of Shukla Paksha.
In the first lunar phase, the New moon can use the new moon’s energy to start new beginnings; contrary to the ancient beliefs when Amavasya was considered a night of black magic, evils, and bad spirits. It is actually a Tithi when our spiritual self can be positively affected by observing a fast, practicing Maun/silence, chanting mantras of Bhagwan Shiv, and offering Tarpan in the form of water and food our forefathers to express our gratitude towards them and seek their blessings.
We can light a Diya near the photographs of them on Amavasya. We can also donate to the needy on this particular Tithi.
The moon and its changing phases have a strong gravitational pull on the oceans and considering we humans are made up of 70% water, it makes sense that our emotions are heightened during this period and so some people do feel irritable and restless during the Amavasya. We can listen to our feelings and minds, spend time reflecting and contemplating on the Creator, God, whomever we have faith in during this phase of no moon.
Fasting on Amavasya is advised to people who have the Planet Moon on the weaker side in their horoscopes. It is beneficial as it can help reduce the negative effects caused.
Somvati Amavasya has special importance in our culture, which literally is when a new moon falls on a Somvar (Monday), another important day to worship Bhagwan Shiv and Parvati Mataji. This Amavasya is considered one of the most auspicious ones besides Diwali.
Diwali is the most loved festival of our country India and is also celebrated all over the world with equal devotion, which falls on Amavasya in the month of Kartika. Bhagwan Ram, a Suryavanshi, returns to the kingdom of Ayodhya with Sita Maa and Lakshman Ji, a day when victory is of Light over Darkness, Good over Evil, and Knowledge over Ignorance.
Diwali is a celebration of auspiciousness and prosperity and is the beginning of the financial year in India.
Amavasya is always favorable.
Only darkness makes us value the light.
ll Shree Ram ll