The day when the moon is not seen in the sky is known as Amavasya or Amavasi, and it is on this day
tarpan (remembrance rituals) for the dead are performed. Amavasya is the night when there is no moon,
according to the Hindu lunar calendar. According to the lunar calendar, this is the first night of the
first half of the month. Whether or not Amavasya is considered an auspicious or unfavourable day by
religious people is still a point of contention today. Our movies, in which all sorts of terrible deeds
and dark magic are committed on Amavasya, are to thank for this misconception. When the moon isn't
visible, travelling on an Amavasya night was once considered risky.
The time between Amavasya and Purnima can be seen as a metaphor for coming out of sleep and into
one's full potential. We say "Tomaso ma jyotir Gamay" to describe the journey from obscurity to the
dawning awareness of the Supreme Soul.
The word "Amavasya" is widely used throughout all India. Some states celebrate it in January,
while others celebrate it in February. Similar to how the new moon of the Magh month is known as
"Mauni Amavasya," the new moon of the Ashwin month is known as "Mahalia Amavasya." The Tamil
calendar places special significance on the Amavasi during the month of Aadi. Amavasya in the
Karkidakam month is an important holiday in Kerala.
The day the Moon is not seen in the sky is called Amavasya or Amavasi. This is the fifteenth
day of the waning moon phase and the first night of the first half of the Lunar month. The
Krishna Paksha tithi has come to an end. The moon is completely obscured from view at night
on the day of Amavasya. Therefore, Amavasya and Darsha Amavasya might be held on different
days depending on the tithi. Additional energy from the planets is radiated to Earth and
absorbed by humans on the day of Amavasya. Darsha Amavasya most commonly causes mental
disease and short temper in humans.
A Look Back at Darsha Amavasya
Legends describe Barhishadhas, immortal souls who reside on the Som Ras. Still, eventually,
they had a child whom they named Acchoda. Acchoda suffered terribly because she yearned for
a father's approval. Pitru Loka's spirits urged that Acchoda have a human birth as the
daughter of King Amavasu, and she listened.
Acchoda listened to her father and became the daughter of a godfearing and virtuous monarch
as he had instructed. He showed her tremendous affection. Acchoda held a puja after her
father passed away to honour him and the departed residents of Pitru Loka. Accordingly, the
day without the moon is critical for shraadh rites, and it was given the name "Amavasu" in
honour of the king's tragic passing.
Darsha Amavasya is a day when many Hindus perform special rituals.
It is thought that if one fasted on Darsha Amavasya, their ancestors would be saved. People
typically get up early on Darsha Amavasya to dip in a water body like a river or pond. In
addition, they fast every morning, beginning with Amavasya Tithi. The fast must be
maintained until the ending of Darsha Amavasya; only after a person has had a Chandra
Darshan or a direct view of the moon may they break their fast.
As an additional good deed, some people give to the needy in the hope that it may bring their
ancestors some degree of comfort in the hereafter. Til daan & panda tarpan are used in
shradh rites. Lighting a mustard oil lamp under a peepal tree is also good in religious
texts. As part of the tradition, people also present Lord Shani with blue flowers, black
sesame seeds, and mustard oil.
Darsha Amavasya and its Significance
According to the Lunar-Solar calendar, the most huge and important Amavasya (new moon) in
Hindu culture is Darsha Amavasya.
This significant Amavasya calls for a heightened concentration on religious practices,
including reciting mantras, worshipping gods and goddesses, and engaging in rituals.
But on this day, when the moon is hidden from view, there is a special ceremony to honour the
Ancestor worship (pitru) is also interpreted as a good omen.
During the night of Darsha Amavasya, many Tantric poojas are also performed.
The worship conducted on Darsha Amavasya protects the souls of birds and animals. It makes
their path through life easier because Chandra Deva (Moon God) is also believed to be the
nutrition of the life of birds and animals.
The Hanuman bhahuk route recommends worshipping Mother Kali if you want to be wealthy and
The Kalasarpa Dosha puja and the Shradh sacraments can be performed on any Amavasya day
(ceremonies). The time is right to do Tripindi Shradh if your horoscope shows evidence of a
Story Of Darsha Amavasya
The Night of the Absence of the Moon
According to a tale, the Barhishadhas are immortal spirits kept alive by the holy nectar
SomRas. Barhishadhas are immortal spirits who exist on the soma juice of infinity. Once upon
a time, a Barhishadhas conceived a kid named Acchoda, who suffered great suffering due to
her lack of a father and, as a result, longed desperately to know the affection of a real
one. To fulfil this need, she began to plummet from on high. They told her to go to Earth
and be born as the daughter of King Amavasu when she cried out for help in the Pitru Loka.
The pitrus (residents of the pitru Loka) advised Acchoda to be born as the daughter of the
exceedingly devout and honourable King Amavasu, so that's what she did. She had a happy
childhood as a member of the royal family, thanks to her father's undying affection. She
wanted to show her appreciation to the Pitrus who had given her such sound counsel, so she
planned to perform the Pitru puja for the Pitru Loka's residents. The no-moon day known as
Shradh was given the moniker "King Amavas's Day" because of his prominence in history.
Because of this, on the day of Amavasya, it is traditional to present Shradh to deceased
relatives. After this, the night became known as Amavasya, and it became a common practice
to honour the dead by lighting candles and reciting prayers known as Shradh.