February 10, 2024
According to the Hindu calendar, the new moon falling in the Krishna Paksha of Jyeshtha month is known as Jyeshtha Amavasya. Jyeshtha Amavasya has significance because it is a good time to remember and honor your ancestors and seek blessings from them. On the day of Jyeshtha Amavasya, Pinda Daan or Tarpan is done along with many religious activities like worship, charity, etc. to show respect to the ancestors.
Shani Jayanti also falls on the day of Jyeshtha Amavasya, which increases its auspiciousness. On this day many devotees visit Lord Shani temple and pray to him to seek his blessings to attain prosperity and overall well-being. Apart from this, women also observe Vat Savitri Vrat on this day for the good health and long life of their husbands, especially in the northern parts of India.
2024 Jyeshtha Amavasya on 06 June 2024, Thursday
Amavasya Date Starts on 05 June 2024 at 07:57 pm
Amavasya Date Ends on 06 June 2024 at 6:09 pm
Jyeshtha Amavasya occurs in the month of Jeth. Jyeshtha Amavasya is also known as Shani Jayanti because on this day one should maintain purity of body and mind to get the blessings of Shanidev. On this day, Shanidev is worshiped with a true heart. Bathing and donating at pilgrimage places on this day is considered auspicious.
Fasting and worship have special significance on this day. By worshiping on this day, all the wishes are fulfilled. All types of sins and other defects are removed. Apart from this, one also gets many virtues by doing this. On the occasion of Jeyashtha Amavasya, Lord Shiva, Parvati Vishnu, and the Banyan tree are worshipped. For these reasons, the Amavasya of this month has been described as very special in the Puranas.
According to a legend, when Pind Daan was being performed after the death of Maharishi Dadhichi, his widow, unable to bear his separation, left her 3-year-old child near a Peepal tree and committed Sati herself. Near the Peepal tree, the child started crying due to hunger and thirst. He ate the fruit that fell from the Peepal tree and while eating that fruit, he started growing. One day Maharishi Narad Muni passed by and asked the boy about his introduction.
The boy said that he did not even know who he was. Narada Muni looked at the child carefully and said that he was the son of Maharishi Dadhichi and it was by making a thunderbolt from his bones that the gods had won over the demons. He said that when he was 30 years old his father died. When the child asked the reason for his untimely death, Narada Muni said that the child’s father was under the influence of Shani Dev. Saying this, Narada Muni named the child Piplad and started teaching him. After this, the child performed severe penance for Brahma Vishnu.
Lord Brahma was pleased with Piplad’s penance and asked him to ask for a boon. Piplad asked for the power to burn anyone by merely looking at him. After gaining this power, Piplad invoked Shanidev. As soon as Shanidev appeared, he opened his eyes and started incinerating him. Shanidev’s body started burning. All the gods tried to protect Shanidev but to no avail.
Then on the prayer of the gods, Brahrama ji himself appeared before Piplad and asked for two boons in return for freeing Shanidev. So Piplad asked for 2 boons and said that no 5-year-old child should have the influence of Shanidev in his horoscope and no child should be orphaned like Piplad due to Shanidev’s Mahadasha because there was Saturn’s dasha in Piplad’s horoscope. Due to this, he became an orphan.
The second boon asked was that whoever offers Arghya to the Peepal tree before sunrise on the new moon day, Shani Dev should not have any influence on him. After getting the boon, Piplad left Shanidev.
Jyeshtha Amavasya is a religious and spiritual date, which provides us an opportunity to remember our ancestors and move forward with new beginnings. By keeping this day in mind we can find a sign of positivity, prosperity, and peace in our life. If you want to know about Jyeshtha Amavasya, you can get more information by consulting an online astrologer consultation.
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