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The Amavasya day represents as New Moon Night or Day as per Hindu mythology. This day begins with a quarter of the lunar month. However, this day came every month and the moon is not visible on Amavasya. Meanwhile, it is one of Tithi of the Hindu lunar calendar. Nonetheless, the negative forces will strongest during the Amavasya, therefore, it considers as an inauspicious day. But it is auspicious for the new begin of farming the land to denotes the moon will grow concept the Hindu believe good dead will grow and also is a significant day for many rituals to perform on Tithi. The Amavasya falling on the weekday of Monday called Somvati Amavasya, and it is refers fasting for the progeny simultaneously, Amavasya falling on a weekend day of Saturday known as Shani Amavasya.

Importance of Amavasya

Generally, Amavasya is a dark moon day thence, this day evil spirit or Blackeye has more power, and the good spiritual power weaker than evil. So, during this day grandly, perform puja for all gods and offered the food to the crows. This day is most prominent in the worship of the shraddha ceremony, which is to invoke the ancestors on the day of all Amavasya days as well as you have to get a blessing from your ancestors and free from the Doshas and sins. The Amavasya day is also a commensurate day to perform Kalasarpa Dosha puja. The Amavasya day is for the Pitru or ancestor soul to get the blessing from the Pitru. The holy day of Amavasya to perform the all shraddha puja near the river.    

amavasya day

What avoid on Amavasya Tithi

On this day should not eat meat or non- veg as well as children should not take a head bath and should not start a new thing. Purattasi Amavasya is a great ego. In this period, some marriages do not perform. Because this period is considered to be entirely ancestors. This is a time when solutions are to be called, as well as tithing, donations, charities, solving problems between partners, solving the villains in property issues. Its highest is Mahamaya Amavasya.

Amavasya Dates 2021 with Timings 

Month  Amavasya Start Date Amavasya End Date Hindu Masa Timings
January  12-01-2021  13-01-2021 Pausha Jan 12-12:22 PM- Jan 13 - 10:29 AM
February  11-02-2021  12-02-2021 Magha Feb 11 - 01:08 AM - Feb 12 - 12:35 AM
March  12-03-2021  12-03-2021 Phalguna Mar 12 -03:02 PM- Mar 03:50 PM
April 11-04-2021 12-04-2021 Chaitra   Apr 11 -06:03 AM- Apr 12- 08:00 AM
May 10-05-2021 12-05-2021 Vaishakha May 10 -  09:55 PM - May 12 -12:29 AM
June 09-06-2021 10-06-2021 Jyeshtha   Jun 9 -01:57 PM - Jun 10 - 04:22 PM
July 09-07-2021 10-07-2021 Ashadha   Jul 9 - 05:16 AM - Jul 10 - 06:46 AM
August 07-08-2021 08-08-2021 Shravana   Aug 07 -07:11 PM - Aug 08 - 07:19 PM
September 06-09-2021 07-09-2021 Bhadrapada   Sep 06 -07:38 AM - Sep 07 - 06:21 AM
October  05-10-2021 06-10-2021 Ashwina   Oct 05 - 07:04 PM - Oct 06 - 04:34 PM
November  04-11-2021 05-11-2021 Kartika   Nov 04 - 06:03 AM - Nov 05 - 02:44 AM
December 03-12-2021 04-12-2021 Margashirsha   Dec 14 - 04:55 PM - Dec 14 - 01:12 PM

Pournami is a full moon night and as per Hindu religion considers one of Tithi of auspicious night, also it is prominent of Hindu religion. As per Hinduism believes the bright day is auspicious. Generally, the moon represents feminine power.

Traditionally, the pournami day comes every month, it depends on moon eclipse. Pournami Vratam and Sri Satyanarayana Puja, which observed on full moon day, as well as should observed one day before Purnima Tithi. Full moon day is an auspicious day for all mother Goddesses, on the day we get many blessings from the divine power.

Prominence of Pournami

The Pournami is a bright full moon night day and this day is a most auspicious day for Lord Shiva and Vishnu for amelioration ancestral lineage. However, the goddess has moon power. Traditionally, the Hindu people believe the moon administrates the mind and power of Beautiful similarly, that moonlight generates tranquility power and glorious skin simultaneously, Pournami shine our spiritual life.

pournami day

What to avoid on Pournami  

However, these days do not eat non-veg food because this day to worship for Lord Shiva. This Pournami puja indicates a bright full night. Generally, avoid starting new things, for the reason of after the day comes waxing moon. 

Pournami Dates 2021 with Timings 

Month  Purnima Start Date Pournami End Date Hindu Masa Timings
January  28-01-2021  29-01-2021 Pausha Jan 28 - 01:17 AM - Jan 29 -12:45 AM
February 26-02-2021 27-02-2021 Magha  Feb 26 -03:49 PM- Feb 27 - 01:46 PM
March 28-03-2021 29-03-2021 Phalguna Mar 28 - 03:27 AM - Mar 29 -12:17 AM
April 26-04-2021 27-04-2021 Chaitra Apr 26 - 12:44 PM - Apr 27 - 09:01 AM
May 25-05-2021 26-05-2020 Vaishakha May 25 - 08:29 PM - May 26 - 04:43 PM
June 24-06-2021 25-06-2020 Jyeshtha Jun 24 - 03:32 AM - Jun 25 - 12:09 AM
July 23-07-2021 24-07-2020 Ashadha  Jul 23 - 10:43 AM - Jul 24 - 08:06 AM
August 21-08-2021 22-08-2020 Shravana Aug 21 - 07:00 PM - Aug 22 05:31 PM 
September 20-09-2021 21-09-2020 Bhadrapada Sep 20 - 05:28 AM- Sep 21 - 05:24 AM
October  19-10-2021 20-10-2020 Ashwina Oct 19 - 07:03 PM - Oct 20 - 08:26 PM
November  18-11-2021 19-11-2020 Kartika Nov 18 - 12:00 PM - Nov 19 - 02:26 PM
December 18-12-2021 19-12-2020 Margashirsha Dec 18 - 07:24 AM - Dec 19 - 10:05 AM

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  • User Avatar
    23/09/2021 10:35:31 AM

    I have a question. What to eat and what not to eat during the Pournami and Amavasya days

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      Karthik Swami
      23/09/2021 8:40:25 AM

      On Amavasya day should not eat non-veg as well as children should not take a head bath and should not start a new thing

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    06/06/2021 10:56:46 AM

    Did amavasya puja benefits us, What kind of puja we have to perform on this day.

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    27/03/2021 10:24:12 AM

    very well explained .thanks

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    17/12/2020 7:54:58 AM

    Are the pournami date and timings will vary from region to region?

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    16/12/2020 7:01:41 AM

    Is the december month pournami is special or not?

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      Satish Sastri
      16/01/2021 6:51:00 AM

      Mirgashirusha Purnima is important for Vishnu pooja

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    10/11/2020 10:46:14 AM

    Why do some people behaves like mad in Amavasya & Purnima?

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      Satish Sastri
      12/11/2020 8:25:11 AM

      The relation between moon and mindset is accidental and highly dependent on situations and persons. A full moon is an exciting sight for most of the people.

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    17/09/2020 6:24:44 PM

    Is it good to do fasting on Purnima days or on Amavasya please suggest me.

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      Satish Sastri
      06/10/2020 11:03:07 AM

      It is good to do fasting on Purnima days to have a healthy life.

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    27/08/2020 11:19:34 AM

    On the day of amavasya is it good to perform puja for God. What helps me to give better results on new moon day.

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      Satish Sastri
      15/09/2020 9:04:24 AM

      Yes it is good to perform devi puja and to goddess Lakshmi to fulfill your desires and gives good results to the people who do dhyana and Japa.

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    Alka Samrit
    19/07/2020 7:14:56 PM

    I want to buy musical instrument and start learn music so what's best day for it??

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      Satish Sastri
      10/08/2020 8:50:54 AM

      On the day of panchami, you can start learn music. Panchami is the good day to start learning of music and to buy musical instruments.

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    06/06/2020 6:06:06 AM

    Ok, it looks like you cant start new things on Amavasya or Pournami. So when we can we start new things?

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      Satish Sastri
      18/06/2020 4:57:50 PM

      On the day of Pournami people can start new things. Ekadasi, Chaturdashi, Dwadashi, Trayodasi are the good days to perform puja.

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    Siddu Malajure
    08/01/2020 1:47:37 PM

    On which day is it good to do Lord Chandra Puja?

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      Satish Sastri
      25/01/2020 7:55:11 AM

      On Pournami days, especially in the evening, it is dedicated to Lord Chandra. Special pujas are done on the day of full moon day to get fulfillment, and happiness.