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Amavasya 2018 Date and Time – Amavasi Calendar in 2018 - The No moon Day in Hindu Calendar 2018

Amavasya is known as the no moon day in traditional Hindu calendar. In 2018, there are 12 Amavasya. Mahalaya Amavasi in 2018 is on October 8. Below are the Amavasya 2018 dates in Hindu Calendar based on Indian Standard Time. Time for Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Pondicherry, Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Tripura, Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Mizoram and Andaman and Nicobar is given separately. Time for Gujarat, Maharashtra, Dadar Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Goa, northern parts of Karnataka (having a border with Maharashtra) and South Rajasthan having a border with Gujarat is given separately.

It is the darkest day in the Hindu month and also the last day in a month in the traditional Hindu calendars followed in Gujarat and Maharashtra.

There are many Hindus who undertake a complete fast on Amavasi. Some Hindu communities only take a single meal on the day. The day is considered apt for doing Tarpan and Shradh for dead parents and other relatives.

Here are the Amavasi dates in 2018

(Please note that in some regions Amavasi might start a day early and overlap into the next day).
Amavasya days is based on Indian Standard Time (IST)

Amavasya 2018 Dates

February 2018

  • February 15, Thursday
  • Snan, Daan and Shradh is to be performed on Feb 15
Time in South, North and Eastern parts of India - 12:17 AM on February 15 to 1:52 AM on February 16

Time in western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, and parts of Rajasthan) - Time is from 12:47 AM on February 15 to 2:35 AM on February 16.

March 2018

  • March 17, 2018, Saturday - Shani Amavas
Time in South, North and Eastern parts of India -  5:30 PM on March 16 to 6:05 PM on March 17

Time in western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and parts of Rajasthan) - 6:18 PM on March 16 to 6:41 PM on March 17
  • Vikram Samvant 2074 ends on March 17.
  • Shaka Era 1939 ends on March 17.
  • Gudi Padwa (Marathi New Year) is marked on March 18
  • Ugadi (New Year in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana) is marked on March 18
  • Vikram Samvant 2075 begins on March 18 as per Thakur Prasad and Kashi Panchang.

April 2018

  • April 16, 2018, Monday - Somvati Amavas
Time in South, North and Eastern parts of India - 7:41 AM on April 15 to 7:11 AM on April 16

Time in western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and southern parts of Rajasthan) - 8:37 AM on April 15 to 7:27 AM on April 16.
  • Somvati Amavas - from sunrise on April 16, 2018 to 7:27 AM on April 16.

May 2018

  • May 15, 2018, Tuesday
Time in South, North and Eastern parts of India - 6:50 PM on May 14 to 5:24 PM on May 15.

Time in western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, and parts of Rajasthan) - 7:47 PM on May 14 to 5:18 PM on May 15.
  • Shani Jayanti
  • Savitri Brata
  • Phalharini Kalika Puja 
  • Vat Savitri Vrat 
Somvati Amavas - from 6:50 PM on May 14 to before sunrise on May 15

June 2018

  • June 13, 2018, Wednesday
Time in South, North and Eastern parts of India - 3:37 AM on June 13 to 1:33 AM on June 14

Time in western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and parts of Rajasthan) -  4:34 AM on June 13 to 1:13 AM on June 14

July 2018

  • July 13, 2018, Friday
Time in South, North and Eastern parts of India - 11:01 AM on July 12 to 8:36 AM on July 13

Time in western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, and parts of Rajasthan) - 12:01 PM on July 12 to 8:18 AM on July 13

August 2018

  • August 11, 2018, Saturday - Shani Amavasya
Time in South, North and Eastern parts of India - 6:01 PM on August 10 to 3:35 PM on August 11

Time in western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, and parts of Rajasthan) - 7:08 PM on August 9 to 3:28 PM on August 10

Auspicious days and festivals -
  • Aadi Amavasya in Tamil Nadu 
  • Karikidaka Vavu Bali in Kerala 
  • Hariyali Amavasi in North India
  • Gatari Amavasya in Maharashtra
  • Bheemana Amavasi in Karnataka

September 2018

  • September 9, 2018, Sunday
Time in South, North and Eastern parts of India - 1:40 AM to 11:29 PM on September 9

Time in western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, and parts of Rajasthan) - Time is from 2:42 AM to 11:31 PM on September 9, 2018.

October 2018

  • October 9, 2018, Tuesday - Somvati Amavasya
Time in South, North and Eastern parts of India - Time is from 10:47 AM on October 8 to 9:10 AM on October 9.

Time in western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and southern parts of Rajasthan) - Time is from 11:32 AM on October 8 to 9:17 AM on October 9, 2018.

Somvati Amavasya - from 10:47 AM on Oct 8 to before sunrise on Oct 9

Auspicious days and festivals
  • Mahalaya is marked on October 8. 
  • Shradh rituals are to be performed on October 8, 2018, as per most panchangs and calendars.
  • Mahalaya Pitru Paksha Shradh is also on October 8.

November 2018

  • November 7, 2018, Wednesday
Time in South, North and Eastern parts of India - Time is from 10:06 PM on November 6, 2018, to 9:19 PM on November 7, 2018.

Time in western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and parts of Rajasthan) - Time is from Time is from 10:2706 PM on November 6, 20, 8 to 9:32 PM on November 7, 2018.
  • Diwali 
  • Lakshmi Puja

December 2018

  • December 7, 2018, Friday
Time in South, North and Eastern parts of India - Time is from 12:01 PM on December 6 to 12:18 PM on December 7, 2018.

Time in western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, and parts of Rajasthan) - Time is from 12:12 AM on December 6, 2018, to 12:50 PM on December 7, 2018.

Amavasya 2019 Dates

January 2019

  • January 5, Saturday
  • Snan, Daan and Shradh is marked on Jan 5
  • Vrat is also on January 5
Time in South, North and Eastern parts of India - Time is from 4:58 AM on January 5 to 6:58 AM on January 6, 2019.

Time in western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, and parts of South Rajasthan) - Time is from is from 4:58 AM on January 5, 2019 to 6:58 AM on January 6.
  • Mauni Amavasya in North India is on Feb 4. 
  • Thai Ammavasi in Tamil Nadu is on Feb 4. 
  • Triveni Amavas in Orissa on Feb 4.
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