New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: The holy month of Shravan is underway and people across the country are busy with the celebrations of this auspicious month. Shravan, which is popularly known as Sawan, has a special relevance to Lord Shiva and his spouse Goddess Parvati. It is believed that worshipping them in month will help people get moksha or salvation.  

Shravan is also known as Avani in Tamil Nadu and also has a special significance to Mondays. People generally observe fasts on Mondays as it is considered highly auspicious. Amavasyas or New Moon Day are also important during Shravan and their significance increases if they fall on Mondays. The Amavasya in Shravan is also called “Shravani Amavasya” or “Hariyali Amavasya” because it is celebrated three days ahead of Hariyali Teej. Hariyali Amavasya is also known as “Ashadha Amavasya”.

Here’s all you need to know about Hariyali Amavasya 2020


This year Hariyali Amavasya will be observed on July 20.

What is the tithi for Hariyali Amavasya 2020?

This year, the tithi for Hariyali Amavasya will begin at 12:10 am on July 20 and continue till 11.02 pm on July 20.

Why is Hariyali Amavasya important?

Amavasyas have a special significance in Hindu culture and people on this day pay tributes to their deceased ancestors. Tarpanam and Shraadh rituals are performed on Amavasyas for the deceased ancestors. Some people believe that performing puja on Amavasyas will also help them get rid from Kaal Sarp Dosha.

On Hariyali Amavasya, people, especially women, worship peepal tree, banana and tulsi plant etc. to seek nature’s blessings. A special puja is also organised to seek Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati’s blessings. In Dwarakadhish in Gujarat and temples in Mathura and Vrindavan, special pujas are also organised on Hariyali Amavasya.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma