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Ashwin Amavasya - Know Importance, Rituals & Significance

According to Hindu calendar, Amavasya of Krishna Paksha of Ashwin month is called Pitru Visarjani Amavasya. On this day, Shraddha Paksha ends and the ancestors who come from Pitra Lok return to their world. On this day, the Brahmins are satisfied with the food and donations etc., and go and bless their sons, grandchildren and family.

Ashwin Amavasya Significance

Pitra Paksha ends on the day of Ashwin Amavasya, therefore worshiping ancestors on this day is of great importance.

  •  On this day, light a lamp and keep Pudi and other sweets at the door. This should be done so that the fathers do not go hungry and show the path to the ancestors in the light of the lamp.
  •  If for some reason you do not remember the date of shraddh of your ancestors, on this day their shraadh can be done.
  •  Apart from this, if you have not been able to offer ancestors to the whole Shraddha Paksha, then you can offer ancestors on this day.
  • On this day, a needy person or a Brahmin should be given food in the name of forgotten fathers.

Rituals of Ashwin Amavasya

  •  On the eve of Ashwin Amavasya, Shraddha rituals and tarpanas are performed for the deceased ancestors.
  •  On this particular day, individuals wake up early in the morning and perform all the morning rituals. People wear yellow clothes and give food and clothes to Brahmins and also donate.
  •  The feet of Brahmins are washed by observers and they are seated in a holy place.
  •  People worship and pray to their ancestors by offering flowers, diyas and incense.
  •  They are also offered a mixture of barley and water to please the ancestors.
  •  After this the observer wears a sacred thread on his right shoulder.
  •  After the puja rituals are over, the Brahmins are served special food.
  •  Where Brahmins are seated, observers also sprinkle sesame seeds.
  •  Continuous mantras are recited to get blessings of ancestors or ancestors.
  •  Observers express their gratitude to the ancestors who have contributed a lot to their lives and apologize and also pray for their salvation and peace.

Importance of Ashwin Amavasya

Ashwin Amavasya rituals have high importance as observers receive divine blessings, good fortune and immense prosperity.Observers receive the divine blessings of Lord Yama and urge family members to avoid any evils or obstacles.

Benefits of ashwin amavasya

  •  It helps in getting the blessings of Lord Yama.
  • The family of observers is freed from all kinds of sins and obstacles in their life.
  • It helps in liberating the souls of the ancestors and helps in attaining salvation.
  •  It blesses children with a rich and long life.

Do this work for virtue on Ashwin Amavasya day

  •  Arithya is offered on this day after bathing in a river, reservoir or pool.
  • On this day, fathers are not hungry, so food items are kept near the doors of the house.
  • In Hinduism, it is also said that if you do not remember the Shraadh date of the ancestors, they can be performed on this day.
  • On this day a person should donate and help the needy.

Fifteen days of the Krishna Paksha of Ashwin month are considered as ancestors. It is called Shraddha Paksha. Shraddh is performed on the full moon day of the month of Bhadrapada for the families who die on the full moon day. In this way, the Shraddha Paksha takes place for sixteen days.

The moon is the lord of the full moon date. Varun Dev, the lord of Shatabhisha Nakshatra and the lord of Dhriti Yoga, is the water deity. Satisfied with ancestral water, blesses happiness, prosperity and offspring. Therefore, this position of the five limbs of the almanac at the beginning of Shraddha Paksha is considered to be very special.

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