Amavasya is the no moon day in a month in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. Amavasya October 2016 date and time is October 30. The Amavasya Time begins at 7:51 PM on October 29 and ends at 9:33 PM on October 30. The Amavasya Snan, dhan, Shradh and Tarpan are performed on October 30. Amavasi Vrat is on October 30.
Diwali and Lakshmi Puja is observed on October 30. Gujarati Vikram Smavant 2072 comes to an end on October 30.
As per traditional North Indian calendar the October 30 Amavasya is of the Kartik month. In other regions it is the Ashwin 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.
Kartik month ends in traditional calendars followed in Maharashtra,
Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka on October 30.