Amavasya is the no moon day in a month in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar and is of great religious significance. Amavasi April 2010 date is April 14. The Amavasya begins at 1711 hrs on April 13 and ends at 1758hrs on April 14 as per Indian Standard Time. This is the Chaitra Amavas in calendars followed in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat and
Some Hindu devotees only take a single meal on the day. There are also many Hindus who undertake a complete fast on Amavasya. The day is considered apt for doing Tarpan and Shradh for dead parents and other relatives.
Amavasya is the darkest day in a Hindu lunar month and is referred also as the new moon day by some. It is also the last day in a lunar month in traditional calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and