Amvasi or Amavas in March 2010 – No moon day

Amavas, also known as Amavasya or Ammavasi, is the no moon day in a month in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. Amavasi date is on March 15, 2010 as it falls on a Monday it is also known as Somavati Amavasi. Amavasi is the darkest day in the Hindu month. It is also the last day in a lunar month in traditional calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra.

This Phalgun or Falgun Amavas is the last day in a traditional calendar year in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. The day after Amavasi is the New Year in these places.

Phalgun month ends on March 15, 2010 in calendars followed in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Next month is the Chaitra Mas.

In Hindu Calendars followed in North India, this Amavasi is the Chatira Amavasi and the next day is observed as Nav Varsh Samvant - Chaitra Shukla Pratipada.

Some Hindu devotees only take a single meal on the day. There are also many Hindus who undertake a complete fast on Amavasi. The day is considered apt for doing Tarpan and Shradh for dead parents and other relatives.

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