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Somvati Amavasya 2017 Dates



Somvati Amavasi, or Somavati Amavasya, is no moon day that falls on a Monday (Somvar) in traditional Hindu calendar. Somavati Amavasya 2017 dates are given below. - March 27, August 21 and December 18, 2017. It is considered a highly auspicious day and millions of people take a holy dip in sacred Rivers like Ganga and Yamuna on the day. Married men and women also perform different pujas and rituals and also undertake Somavara Amavasya Vrat.

Somvati Amavasya 2017 Dates

9:33 AM on March 27 to before sunrise on March 28
1:31 AM on August 21 to 11:51 PM on August 21
sunrise to 11:09 AM on December 18

The Significance of Somvati Amavas was narrated Yudhishtra by Bhisma in the Mahabharata. It is said that who ever takes a bath in the sacred rivers on the day would be prosperous, free of diseases and would be free from grief and sorrow. There is also a popular belief the soul of ancestors will rest in peace if children and relatives take a holy dip in the sacred rivers.

Married women take the holy dip for a happy married life and for the long life of their husbands. They also worship the pipal tree on the day. Somavara Amavasya Vrata (fasting) is observed for a long and happy married life by couples. Many devout Hindus also fast on the day and some people only have a single meal.
On the day thousands of people take a dip in Ganga at Haridwar, Triveni and other places.

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