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Questions tagged [amavasya]

Amavasya is a tithi or day in the Hindu lunar month. It is the day when Chandra or Moon is not visible in the night sky. This is also known as the new moon day.

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What is the significance of Deep Amavasya?

Today is Deep Amavasya and many people in Maharashtra worship and light up diyas or earthen lamps in their homes at night. I want to know what is the significance of this festival and what are the ...
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What is the ideal time to perform tharpanam?

What is the best time to perform Amavasya Tharpanam? Is there any specific reason why it should be done at that time ?
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Which scriptures describe the importance of Sarva-pitru Amavasya or Mahalaya Amavasya?

Which scriptures mention the significance of Sarva-pitru Amavasya or Mahalaya Amavasya and the day (or amavasya) of the year this needs to be observed? I'm looking for verses from scriptures and ...
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How is the position of Surya and Chandra related to Amavasya and Poornima?

As far as I understand, in Jyotisha, Amavasya and Poornima are being related to the positions of Surya (Sun) and Chandra (Moon). What is this relationship? How do these positions change in between an ...