What is Shravan Amavasya also known Hariyali amavasya and its Significance

In Indian culture, especially among Hindus the day and night of Amavasya holds great significance. Many festivals and vrats or fastings are associated with the Amavasya tithi. One of the most popular and brightest festival of India – Diwali, falls on the amavasya of Indian calendar month of Karthik.

Amavasya in July 28 2022 is Shravan Amavasya and this amavasya is celebrated as Hariyali amavasya, especially in North India. In Kerala, this day is observed as Karkidaka Vavu. This amavasya falls in Aadi month as per Tamil calendar and is celebrated as Aadi amavasya in Tamil Nadu.

Sravana Amavasya timing – July 27, 9:12 pm to July 28, 11:25 pm

The day of amavasya is held in reverence by many and is believed to be the most auspicious day to offer shraddh and pay homage to one’s ancestors, especially dead parents.

Some of the most popular observances and important amavasya dates are Mauni Amavasya, Shani Jayanti, Vat Savitri Vrat, Bhaumvati Amavasya, Lakshmi puja (Diwali), Hariyali Amavasya, Mahalaya Amavasya (Pitru Paksha).

Of all the amavasya days, an amavasya falling on Monday (somvara) is considered most auspicious. Know as Somvati Amavasya, fasting and observing vrat (Somvati Amavasya Vrat) on this day is considered most meritorious. Taking holy dip in waters of the sacred rivers like the Ganga, Yamuna, Krishna or Kaveri. On the day of Somvati Amavasya, 1000s of devotees throng religious places like Haridwar, Varanasi etc.

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