Amavasya in January 2015 date and time in Hindu Calendar - No Moon Day or Amavas in 2015

Amavasya is the no moon day (some refer it as new moon day) in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. Amavasya January 2015 date is January 20. The Amavasya begins at 9:59 PM on  January 19, 2014 and ends at 6:47 PM on January 20, 2015. Amavasya Vrat is marked on January 20, 2014 - a single meal is taken while fasting on the day by some Hindu communities.

The day is observed as Mauni Amavasya in many regions.

Shradh and Tarpan rituals are to be performed on the morning of January 20, 2015.

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

January 20, 2015 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 Paush Amavasya. Magh month begins in these regions from the next day – January 21.

The famous Thai Amavasya is observed in calendars followed in Tamil Nadu on January 20.

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