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Amavasya December 2017 date and time – Amavas or No moon day in December 2017



Amavasya also referred as no moon day or new moon day in a Hindu lunar calendars is dedicated to performing Shradh and Tarpan rituals. Amavasya December 2017 date is December 18. It begins at 9:10 AM on December 17 to 11:09 AM on December 18, 2017. This is the Margashirsh Amavasya in calendars followed in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat and Maharashtra. In North India, it is the Paush Amavasya.

Amavasya Vrat is on December 17. Shradh and Snan Dan is also on December 17.

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

In Bengal calendar it is the Amabashya in the Paush 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.

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