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Kusha Grahani Amavasya

Kusha Grahani Amavasya is observed on the no moon day (Amavasya) in the month of Bhadrapada as per the traditional calendar followed in North India. In Gujarat, Kushgrahini Amas ritual is observed on the no moon day in the month of Shravan. In 2019, the date of Kusha Grahani Amavasya is August 30.

This is Amavasya is held auspicious for performing numerous rituals. It is also observed as Pithori Amavasya and Matru Amavasya.

It is also considered ideal to perform Tarpan and Shradh on the day.

The day is dedicated to the Kusha Grass or Darbha or Durva

The ritual is also known as Kushotpadidni Amavas  (कुशोत्पाटिनी अमावस).