Amavasi, also known as Amavasya or Amavas, is the no moon day in a month in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. Amavasya September 2010 date is September 8. As per traditional North Indian calendar it is the Amavasya in Bhadrapad month. In other regions it is the Shravan Amavasi.
The day is observed as Pola in some regions.
Amavasi is the darkest day in a traditional Hindu month and is considered both auspicious and inauspicious by different Hindu communities.
There are many Hindus who undertake a fast on Amavasi. Some devotees only take a single meal on the day.
Shravan month ends in traditional calendars followed in Maharashtra,