Amavasya November 2016 Date and Time – No Moon Day in Hindu Calendar in November 2016

Amavasya is the no moon day in a month in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. In November 2016, Amavasya date is November 29. Time – Amavas begins at 2:44 PM on November 28, 2016 and ends at 4:53 PM on November 29, 2016. The Amavasya Snan, dhan, Shradh and Tarpan are performed on  November 29. Amavasi Vrat is on November 28.

This is the Kartik Amavasya in calendars followed in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat and Maharashtra. In North India, it is the Margashirsh Amavasya.

In Tamil Calendar, it is the Amavasai in Karthigai Masam. In Malayalam calendar followed in Kerala it is the Amavasi or Karuthavavu in Vrischika Masam.

In Bengal calendar it is the Amabashya in the Margashirsh month.

This day is chosen for performing Shradh and Tarpan by many Hindu communities.

Some Hindu communities observe a partial fast on the day and only take single meal on the day.