Amavasya is the no moon day in a month in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. In November 2014, Amavasya date is November 22. Time – Amavas begins at 6:07 PM on November 21, 2014 and ends at 5:35 PM on November 22, 2014. The Amavasya Snan, dhan, Shradh and Tarpan are performed on November 22. Amavasi Vrat is on November 21.
As per traditional North Indian calendar the November 22 Amavasya is of the Margashirsh month. In other regions it is the Kartik Amavasya.
In Tamil Calendars it is the Kartika 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.
Ashwin month ends in traditional calendars followed in Maharashtra,
Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and
Karnataka on November 22.