Amavasya April 2016 Date and Time – No Moon Day in Hindu Calendar in April 2016

Amavasya, also known as Amavasi or Amavas, is the no moon day (some refer it as new moon day) in a month in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. Amavasya April 2016 date is April 7. The Amavasya Time - begins at 8:36 PM on April 6, 2016 and ends at 4:53 PM on April 7. The Amavas on April 7 is known as Chaitra Amavasya in North India and in other regions it is the Phalgun Amavasya.

The April 7 Amavasya marks the end of Vikram Samvant 2072 in North India. It also marks the end of Shaka Era 1937 in other regions.

Manmathanama Samavatsara ends in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka. The next day (April 8) is observed as Ugadi and Gudi Padwa.

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.

Chaitra month ends in traditional calendar followed in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat on the day.