Amavasya in January 2016 date and time in Hindu Calendar - No Moon Day or Amavas in 2016

Amavasya is the no moon day (some refer it as new moon day) in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. Amavasya January 2016 date is January 9. The Amavasya begins at 7:54 AM on  January 9, 2016 and ends at 7:00 AM on January 10, 2016. Amavasya Vrat is marked on January 9, 2016 - a single meal is taken while fasting on the day by some Hindu communities.

Shradh and Tarpan rituals are to be performed on the morning of January 9, 2016.

The fortnight that starts with Amavasi is the Shukla Paksha or the waxing phase of the moon.

January 9, 2016 Amavasya is the Magh Amavasya in calendars followed in North India.

In calendars followed in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa and Andhra Pradesh it is the Margashirsh Amavasya. Paush month begins in these regions from the next day – January 10.

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