Somvati Amavasi, or Somavati Amavasya, is the no moon day that falls on a Monday or Somvar. Somvati Amavasya December 2013 date is December 2. Somvati Tithi time is from 7:40 AM to 5:54 AM on December 3, 2013. Monday is considered to be the day to worship Shiva as per Hindu Astrology.
Amavas falling on Monday is considered one of the auspicious days to propitiate Shiva.
What to do on Somvati Amavasya?
Take holy dip in holy rivers, ponds, lakes and other sacred water bodies.
Offer prayers to Ganesha and Shiva.
Do Annadanam or food donation to poor children and elderly.
Somvar Vrat – fasting dedicated to Shiva on Somvar (Monday) is highly auspicious. One meal without salt or opt for fruit diet. Fast is from sunrise to sunset. It is believed that by observing Somvar Vrat one will get good life partner.