What is Thai Amavasai? Thai Amavasai is the New moon day in the Tamil month ‘Thai’ (January – February). In 2016, Thai Amavasai is on February 8. On this day, hundreds of people pay obeisance to their ancestors. Thai Amavasai is special for Thithi and Tharpanam. This is also the first Amavasi of Utharayanam.
Huge rush is witnessed at the Triveni Sangamam at Kanyakumari and in Rameshwaram.
Certain devotees will only have one meal on this day.