Amavasya, also referred as Amavasi or Amavas, is the no moon day in a month in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. Amavasya May 2016 date is Friday, May 6. The Amavasya Time - begins at 4:47 AM on May 6, 2016 and ends at 12:59 AM on May 7.
As per traditional North Indian calendar it is the Amavasya in Vaishakh month. In other regions it is the Chaitra Amavasi.
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 calendars followed in Maharashtra,
Gujarat, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka on the day.