Amavasya December 2014 date and time – Amavas or No moon day in December 2014

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 2014 date is December 22, Monday. It begins at 8:24 AM on December 21, 2014 and ends at 7:20 AM on December 22. This is the Margashirsh Amavasya in calendars followed in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat and Maharashtra. In North India, it is the Paush Amavasya.

As the last part of Amavasya falls on Monday, it is considered highly auspicious and is known as Somavati Amavasya. Somvati Amavas time is from Sunrise to 7:20 AM on December 22

Amavasya Vrat is on December 21. Shradh and Snan Dan is also on December 22.

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.