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 and January 10. The Amavasya is marked on January 9 in western parts of India. In most other regions it is marked on January 10. The Amavasya begins at 7:39 AM on  January 9, 2016 and ends at 7:26 AM on January 10, 2016 in most regions. Amavasya Vrat is marked on January 9, 2016 - a single meal is taken while fasting on the day by some Hindu communities.

Time in Western parts of India (Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa and parts of North Rajasthan) - 7:54 AM on  January 9, 2016 and ends at 7:00 AM on January 10, 2016

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 10, 2016 Amavasya is the Paush Amavasya in calendars followed in North India.

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

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