February 10, 2024
The last date falling in the Krishna Paksha of Phalguna month is known as Phalguna Amavasya. On this day, offerings are made to the ancestors so that they can get freedom from Pitra Dosh. Besides this, they also take baths in the holy river and do charity, fasting, etc.
It is believed that on the day of Phalguna Amavasya, the gods and goddesses make their abode around holy rivers. That’s why people take a dip in holy rivers. When Phalguna Amavasya falls on Monday, bathing in the three rivers Ganga, Jamuna, and Saraswati is considered to have special significance. If there is a possibility of taking a Mahakumbh bath on this day, then it is infinitely fruitful. Lord Shiva and Shri Krishna are worshiped in this month, hence the importance of this month increases even more.
2024 Phalguna Amavasya on 10 March 2024, Sunday
Amavasya Date Starts – 09 March 2024 from 06:17 pm
Amavasya Date Ends – 10 March 2024 at 02:29 pm
There is a religious belief that on the day of Phalguna Amavasya, gods and goddesses reside in rivers. Therefore, it is believed that if you take a bath on the banks of any holy river, especially the river Ganga, you attain salvation. The father also gets salvation. In the scriptures, bathing in the Ganga on Amavasya day is considered to be eternally fruitful. This brings freedom from all sorrows, poverty, and success in work. It is believed that on the day of Amavasya, gods reside on the banks of Sangam. By the way, taking a bath at Prayag Sangam on this day also has special significance.
On the day of Phalguna Amavasya, wake up early in the morning and take a bath in a holy river or pond. If there is no reservoir around you then you can take a bath with any clean water or you can also take a bath by mixing Ganga water in water. After this offer Arghya to Sun God. Keep fast for the whole day and break the fast in the evening.
Spray cow urine all over your house. After this, the entire family offers offerings to the ancestors on the holy shore. You can also feed food to a Brahmin. Offer naivedya after puja. Feed the Brahmins and light a mustard oil lamp under the Peepal tree on the evening of Amavasya and remember your ancestors. Circumambulate the Peepal tree seven times. Cow donation has great importance on this day. If cow donation is not possible then you can feed fodder to the cow.
According to legend, once upon a time. Durvasa sage was angry with Indra Dev and all the gods and in anger he cursed Indra Dev and all the gods. When sage Durvasa cursed the gods, all the gods became weak due to his influence. The demons benefited the most from this. Taking advantage of the opportunity, the demons attacked the gods and succeeded in defeating them. After this, all the gods went to Lord Shri Hari Vishnu. Told about the curse given by Maharishi to Lord Shri Vishnu and the attack and defeat of the gods. Then Lord Shri Hari Vishnu advised all the Gods along with all the demons to churn the ocean. For the churning of the ocean, all the gods talked to the demons and convinced them of it. With which the demons agreed and made a treaty with the gods.
The churning of the oceans started due to the greed of getting nectar. When the nectar comes out, Indra’s son Jayant flies into the sky carrying the nectar pot. After which the demons chased Jayant and all the demons obtained the nectar. After this, there is a fierce war for twelve days between the gods and the demons to get the nectar. During this struggle, a few drops of nectar fall from the urn in Prayag, Haridwar, Ujjain, and Nashik. At that time the Moon, Sun, Jupiter, and Saturn protected the Kalash. Seeing this discord increasing, Lord Shri Vishnu took the form of Mohini diverted the attention of the demons, and tricked the gods into drinking nectar. Since then, taking a bath at these places on Amavasya day has been considered extremely auspicious.
Phalguna Amavasya is a religiously and spiritually important date. Due to the absence of the Moon on this day, Tamas Guna increases and people perform penance to wash away their sins. Also, this day comes before the arrival of Mahashivratri, which is a special occasion of worship and devotion to Lord Shiva. If you want to know about Phalguna Amavasya, you can get more information by consulting an online astrologer consultation.
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