2024 Chaitra Amavasya Significance, Date, Time, & Puja Vidhi

February 10, 2024

Chaitra Amavasya falls in the month of Chaitra (March-April). According to the Hindu calendar, this is the first Amavasya of the year. Chaitra Amavasya is considered very important for various spiritual activities. On the day of Chaitra Amavasya, there is a tradition of offering tarpan to ancestors like other Amavasya. Amavasya fast starts from the morning of Amavasya Tithi and continues till the sighting of the moon on Pratipada day. On the day of Chaitra Amavasya, there is a tradition of offering tarpan to ancestors like other Amavasya.

2024 Chaitra Amavasya Date and Time

2024 Chaitra Amavasya on 8th April, Monday  

Amavasya Date Start – 8th April at 3:21 am
Amavasya Date Ends – 8th April  at 11:50 pm

Chaitra Amavasya Significance

According to religious beliefs, observing fast on the day of Chaitra Amavasya brings blessings from the Moon God. Worshiping Moon God on this day leads to a fortunate life and prosperity.

On this day, doing work related to ancestors brings blessings from ancestors and also gives mental peace. Therefore this Amavasya has great importance in the Hindu religion. On this day, Shiva Parvati is also worshiped to get the blessings of Shiva Parvati.

Chaitra Amavasya Puja Method and Rituals

  • On the day of Chaitra Amavasya, one wakes up early in the morning and takes a bath to please the spirits of the ancestors.
  • After taking a bath, and taking a vow to fast, Arghya is offered to the Sun God.
  • While offering Ardhya, mantras of the Sun God are also chanted, the belief behind doing this is that by doing this the ancestors get happiness and one gets freedom from all kinds of sins.
  • The Peepal tree is worshiped on the day of this Amavasya because it is believed that Gods and Goddesses reside in the Peepal tree and planting a Peepal tree is considered an auspicious act.
  • Women worship the Peepal tree with milk, water, flowers, and sandalwood.
  • After this, the thread is wrapped around the Peepal tree 108 times and the tree is circled praying for the long life of the husband and children.
  • On the day of Chaitra Amavasya, Tulsi ji is also worshiped along with the Peepal tree.
  • On this day Shivalinga is worshiped and holy and washed clothes are worn in the worship.
  • Jalabhishek is performed on Shivalinga and Mahadev is worshiped with full devotion.
  • After worshiping him, his aarti is performed.
  • On the day of Chaitra Amavasya, hungry people are fed and donations are given to poor people.
  • On this day, married women keep fast for the long life of their husbands.

Chaitra Amavasya Fasting Story

Observing the Chaitra Amavasya fast has special significance and tradition. The story of this day tells that once upon a time there was a person named Brahmin whose lineage was the disciple of Shri Krishna’s Guru Garga. Once he reached the ashram of Garga Rishi and worshiped there with great devotion and reverence. Garga Rishi suggested he observe fast on the day of this Amavasya.

While observing that fast he decorated and purified his house. He offered naivedya and other offerings to the Lord for the fast and dedicated everything to the Lord in his worship. After that day, God blessed him and he got happiness, prosperity, and respect. Since then the tradition of observing Chaitra Amavasya fast has been going on.

Wrapping Up

Chaitra Amavasya is a day of spiritual rejuvenation and selfless devotion. When we follow the prescribed rituals and engage in acts of generosity, we not only receive the blessings of our ancestors but also move forward on the path of spiritual growth and self-purification. So, embrace the sacredness of this Amavasya and embark on this spiritual journey, knowing that it enlightens both the soul and the heart. If you want to know about Chaitra Amavasya, you can get more information by consulting an online astrologer consultation.

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