Amavasya is the no moon day in a month in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. In August 2015, Amavasya date is Friday, August 14. Time – Amavas begins at 6:19 PM on August 13 and ends at 7:18 PM on August 14, 2015. The Amavasya Vrat is on August 13. Snan, dhan, Shradh and Tarpan are performed on August 14.
Hariyali Amavas in North India is observed on August 14, 2015. Bheemana Amavasya in Karnataka. Gatari Amavasya in Maharashtra. Chitalagi Amavas in Orissa are observed on August 14, 2015.
Aadi Amavasi (August 14 ) in Tamil Calendars.
Karkidaka Vavu Bali (August) is observed on the day in Kerala.
As per traditional North Indian calendar the August 14 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 14.