Amavasya is the no moon day in a month in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. In August 2016, Amavasya date is Tuesday, August 2. Time – Amavas begins at 3:14 AM on August 2 and ends at 2:14 AM on August 3, 2016. The Amavasya Vrat is on August 2. Snan, dhan, Shradh and Tarpan are performed on August 2.
Hariyali Amavas in North India is observed on August 2, 2016. Bheemana Amavasya in Karnataka. Gatari Amavasya in Maharashtra. Chitalagi Amavas in Orissa is observed on August 2, 2016.
Aadi Amavasi (August 2) in Tamil Calendars.
Karkidaka Vavu Bali (August 2) is observed on the day in Kerala.
As per traditional North Indian calendar the August 2 Amavasya is of the Shravan month. In other regions it is the Ashada Amavasya.
Amavasya 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.
Ashada month ends in traditional calendars followed in Maharashtra,
Gujarat, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka on August 2.