Amavasya that falls in the krishna paksha (waning phase) of Hindu Bhadrapada month is celebrated as Bhadrapada Amavasya. It is also known by different names in different parts of the country such as Bhadon Amavasya, Bhadi Amavasya, Pithori and others.
The day is of great significance in Hindu religion as it is believed that our departed forefathers come to the earth to visit their descendants. Special puja is done on the occasion of Kushi Amavasya to offer oblation to the forefathers.
Other than this, the Amavasya holds much other significance and is therefore observed with great enthusiasm among the people. Let us know some more details about the importance of Kushi Amavasya 2023.
Kushi Amavasya 2023 Overview
|Amavasya Name||Bhadrapada Amavasya|
|Date||14th September 2023|
Bhadrapada Amavasya 2023 Date
Bhadrapada Amavasya will be observed on the new moon day in Bhadrapada month. As per Hindu Panchang, in the year 2023, Bhadrapada Amavasya falls on Thursday, 14th of September. The amavasya tithi will begin at 4:48 AM, September 14 and will end at 7:09 AM, September 15.
Significance of Bhadrapada Amavasya
Kushi Amavasya is of great significance in the Hindu religion. People believe that by observing fast, they will be rid of all their past life sins. It also brings harmony and happiness among family members and brings peace to the departed forefathers.
This day is also considered important to get rid of Kaal-Sarp Dosha. Kusha (green grass) also has special significance in Bhadrapada Amavasya puja and the kush collected on this day can be used to perform important religious activities.
Bhadrapada Amavasya Rituals
Bhadrapada Amavasya is a day of washing off past life sins and offering prayers to the forefathers. On this day, people visit a scared river to take a bath and offer arghya and sesame seeds to the rising Sun. After that Pind Daan (oblation) is offered to the forefathers and food and clothes are distributed among the poor. In the evening, they light a mustard oil lamp under the Peepal tree and make parikarma 7 times.
This way both the devotee and his/ her forefathers are rid of their sins and achieve peace and liberation. People also perform Puja at their homes and visit nearby temples to seek blessings of the Gods.
For those suffering from the impact of Kaal-Sarp Dosha in their kundli, Bhadrapada Amavasya is a very auspicious day to perform rites to get rid of the dosh. This year Bhadrapada Amavasya is falling on Saturday which is also the day of Shani Dev and therefore many people worship the deity on this day.
Bhadrapada Amavasya Puja Vidhi
It is believed that Goddess Parvati once narrated the importance of Bhadrapada Amavasya to the wife of Lord Indra.
The day brings peace and prosperity to families if observed with complete devotion and therefore married women worship sixty-four goddesses for the well-being and long life of their children.
They observe fast on this day and make the idols of 64 Goddesses with flour and special meals are presented to them.
Holiday on Bhadrapada Amavasya: There is no official holiday is observed on the occasion of Bhadrapada Amavasya.
14th September 2023
4:48 AM, September 14
7:09 AM, September 15