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 in North, East and South of India. The Amavasya date is December 21, Sunday in Western parts of India - Maharashtra and Gujarat. 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.

Important Note - December 21, 2014, Sunday (The amavasya is marked only on December 21 in Gujarat and Maharashtra - Time in this region is from 9:15 AM on December 21 to 7:05 AM on December 22). The Amavasya does not overlap into next day in this region as the sunrise happens after 7:05 AM on December 22.)

December 22, 2014, Monday (The Amavasya tithi ends on early morning after sunrise on December 22 in North, Eastern and Southern parts of India) Time in this regions is from (8:24 AM on December 21 to 7:20 AM on December 22).

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.