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Kusha Amavasya - Kushotpadini Amavasya - Darbiamavas

Kusha Amavasya is observed in Kashmir on the no moon day in the month of Bhadra (August – September). Kusha Amavasya 2024 date is September 2. It is also known as Darbiamavas and Kushotpadini Amavasya. The day is of great importance to the Kashmiri Hindu community. In some years, the Amavasi is observed in the no moon day in Shravan Month (July – August) – the previous month.

The day is dedicated to dead ancestors, parents and relatives. Shradh or Tarpan are performed on river banks and in sacred spots that perform Pind Daan.

This Amavasya is also known as Darbi Amavas. As rituals on the day are associated Darbha Grass used in pujas. Kusha is another name for Darbha Grass.