Amavasya December 2013 date and time – Amavas or No moon day in December 2013

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 2013 date is December 2, Monday. It begins at 7:41 AM on December 2, 2013 and ends at 5:54 AM on December 3. This is the Kartik Amavasya in calendars followed in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat and Maharashtra. In North India, it is the Margashirsh Amavasya.

As the Amavasya falls on Monday, it is considered highly auspicious and is known as Somavati Amavasya.

Amavasya Vrat is on December 2. Shradh and Snan Dan is also on December 2.

In Tamil Calendar, it is the Amavasai in Kartika 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 Agrahan 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.