Amavasya October 2015 Date and Time - No Moon Day in Hindu Calendar in October 2015

Amavasya is the no moon day in a month in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. Amavasya October 2015 date and time is October 12. The Amavasya Time begins at 1:48 AM on October 12 and ends at 3:55 AM on October 13. The Amavasya in October 2015 is of great significance as it marks the end of the Pitru Paksha Shradh Period and is known as Mahalaya Amavasya.

The Amavasya Vrat, Snan, dhan, Shradh and Tarpan are performed on  October 12.

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.

As per traditional North Indian calendar the October 12 Amavasya is of the Ashwin month. In other regions it is the Bhadrapad Amavasya.

Ashwin month ends in traditional calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka on October 12.

Traditional Durga Puja rituals commence on October 12.

Navratri festival commence from the next day October 13, 2015.