2024 Margashirsha Amavasya Significance, Date, Time, and Puja Vidhi

February 10, 2024

Margashirsha Amavasya is considered very important in the Hindu religion. It is also called Agahan month, which is why Margashirsha Amavasya is also called Agahan Amavasya. Every Amavasya has its special significance and Amavasya Tithi is known for bathing, charity, tarpan, etc., but since Shri Krishna himself says about the month of Margashirsha that it is at the top among the months, hence its importance increases even more. This is the last date of Krishna Paksha of Margashirsha month.

2024 Margashirsha Amavasya Date and Time

2024 Margashirsha Amavasya date will be on 1 December 2024.

Amavasya Date Starts – 30 November at 10:29 am
Amavasya Date Ends – 1 December at 11:50 am

Margashirsha Amavasya Significance

Shraddha of ancestors is regularly performed on Margashirsha Amavasya Tithi. It is said that by worshiping and fasting on this day the ancestors are pleased. By fasting on the day of Margashirsha Amavasya, the defects of the horoscope are removed. Bathing is done in Ganga on this day. It is believed that in Satyayuga, the gods started the year on the first date of Margashirsha month. According to Vishnu Purana, the fast of Margashirsha Amavasya is observed with full devotion. By doing this Brahma, Indra, Surya, Agni, animals, birds, and all the ghosts and spirits are satisfied and happy. People whose horoscope does not have the possibility of having a child. Those people can have a child by observing fast on Margashirsha Amavasya.

Margashirsha Amavasya Puja Vidhi and Rituals

  • Taking a bath in the Yamuna river on the day of Margashirsha Amavasya is considered virtuous and fruitful.
  • Lord Satyanarayan is worshiped on this day.
  • The story of Lord Satyanarayan is heard on the day of Margashirsha Amavasya.
  • On the day of Margashirsha Amavasya, donations and Dakshina are given after bathing.
  • The Peepal tree is worshiped on the day of Margashirsha Amavasya.
  • On this day, Lakshmi Narayan is established at the root of the Peepal tree, and milk and water are offered.
  • Then the Peepal root is wrapped in yarn.
  • On this day, flowers and Akshat are offered to God and sandalwood is applied.
  • On the day of Margashirsha Amavasya, the Peepal tree is revolved 108 times.

Margashirsha Amavasya Story

There are many popular stories of Margashirsha Amavasya. One of these stories is of a poor Brahmin family. A Brahmin had a daughter who was very virtuous and endowed with all the virtues. When a Brahmin’s daughter became marriageable. So the Brahmin started searching for a groom for his daughter. So that the Brahmin’s daughter gets a suitable groom. However, the marriage could not take place due to poverty. One day a saint came to a Brahmin’s house. He was very happy to see the service attitude of the Brahmin’s daughter. The sages blessed Ravana’s daughter with a long life.

When the Brahmin asked, the sage said that the girl did not have a marriage line in her hand. The Brahmin asked the sages for a solution. The monk said that a family of a washerman named Sona lives in the neighboring village. If the girl serves the Dhoban’s family and asks the Dhoban for his vermilion, then the girl’s marriage may be possible. After listening to the sage and God, the girl resolved to serve the washerman. From the next day onwards, the Brahmin’s daughter used to wake up every morning and do all the household work of the washerman.

A washerwoman told her daughter-in-law that she is so good that she does all the household work. Then the daughter-in-law told the washerman that she kept sleeping. Both of them were surprised as to who does all the household work. The next morning both of them started waiting. Then both of them saw that a girl came and started doing all the washing work. Then the washerman asked the girl the reason for this and the girl Sona fell at the washerman’s feet. The girl narrated all her sorrow to the gold washerman. After listening to the girl, the washerman agreed to give her her vermilion. The next day was Margashirsha Amavasya.

The washerwoman knew that giving vermilion would lead to the death of her husband. But Sona Dhobi did not care about this and after fasting she went to the girl’s house. Sona the washerwoman applied her vermillion on the girl’s demand and by doing so Sona the washerwoman’s husband died. While returning, Sona Dhobin worshiped the Peepal tree on the way and circumambulated it 108 times. When Sona the washerman reached home, she saw that her husband was alive. The gold washerman thanked God. Since then it is believed that worshiping the Peepal tree on the day of Margashirsha Amavasya prolongs the life of the married woman.

Wrapping Up

Margashirsha Amavasya is a religious and spiritual festival celebrated with enthusiasm in the Hindu community. On this occasion, we all can proceed with religious rituals in the spirit of self-development and dedication towards humanity. This Amavasya can be seen as a cultural and traditional experience, which helps in filling our lives with auspiciousness and prosperity. If you want to know about Margashirsha Amavasya, you can get more information by consulting an online astrologer consultation.

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