New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: Amavasya, in Sanskrit 'ama' means 'together' and 'vasya' is to 'dwell'. It is a no-moon day that means the moon is not visible on the night of this tithi. If Amavasya falls on a Tuesday it is known as Bhaumati Amavasya or Bhomvati Amavasya. As per the Hindu belief, Amavasya tithi is a time of great power. So, to seek the blessings of lords, devotees observe fast for both the Sun and Moon Gods. Bhaum Amavasya is in the month of Bhadrapad of Hindu calendar. This year it is being observed on September 7th, 2021.

Bhaum Amavasya 2021: Date and time

  • Amavasya starts- September 6, 2021 at 07:38 am
  • Amavasya ends- September 7, 2021 at 06:21 am

Bhaum Amavasya: Significance

Amavasya is observed in all parts of the country with devotion. This day is also propitious for donations and charity work. Bhaum is the Sanskrit word of mangal ,the Mars, therefore Bhaumati Amavasya is treated as very apt for planet mangal (Mars) puja and for remedying Mangal dosh of a horoscope.

Bhaum Amavasya: Rituals

- Devotees get up early and take bath preferably in holy rivers.

- The traditions of worship differ in different regions. In some places Lord Vishnu and Peepal tree are worshipped.

- Fast is observed to get rid of Pitra Dosh.

- Shraddh rituals and Tarpan are performed to appease the ancestors and to get blessings as it is believed that on Amavasya tithi they visit us.

- To offer peace to departed souls, Brahmans are given donations and are offered with food and sweets.

- Planet Mars is the main deity of Bhaumati Amavasya, so devotees worship Mangal Grah and seek forgiveness and blessings.

- Navgrah Shanti Puja and hawan are performed.

Posted By: Sanyukta Baijal