Amavasya September 2014 Date and Time – No Moon Day in September 2014 in Hindu Calendar



Amavasya is the no moon day in a month in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. Amavasya September 2014 date is September 24, Wednesday. Amavasya time is - 9:15 AM on September 23 to 10:56 AM on September 24. The Amavasya Vrat is on September 23. The Amavasya in September 2014 is of great significance as it marks the end of the Pitru Paksha Shradh Period and is known as Mahalaya Amavasya.

Please note that as the Amavasya begins early on September 23 some communities will be performing Sarva Pithru Amavasya or Mahalaya on September 23. Such people should perform it only after 9:15 AM.

For those performing Mahalaya on September 24, it should be completed before 10:55 AM.

This Amavasya is particularly chosen for observing rituals dedicated to departed souls. Anyone can perform Shradh to departed souls on the day. There is no need to look for dates etc and Shradh can be performed to any departed soul.

Traditional Durga Puja rituals also commence on the day. 

Navratri festival commence from September 25, 2014.

As per traditional North Indian calendar it is the Amavasya in Ashwin month. 

Bhadrapad month ends in traditional calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka on the day.