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

February 10, 2024

Amavasya is one of the most important days to perform various rituals. The new moon falling on Monday is called Somvati Amavasya. This new moon occurs once a year so it provides a great opportunity for ritual ceremonies. Monday is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Somvati Amavasya is a suitable day for married couples to wish the long life of their husbands. It is said that if a man is suffering from a chronic illness, his wife can observe a fast on this day circumambulate the Peepal tree, and pray for his recovery and long life. Apart from this, one can also perform Shraddha to please one’s ancestors and seek their blessings.

2024 Somvati Amavasya Date and Time

A total of 13 Amavasyas are going to come in the year 2024, out of which 3 Amavasyas will be Somvati Amavasya as they fall on Monday. 

The first 2024 Somvati Amavasya falls in the month of Chaitra. According to the Panchang, the first Somvati Amavasya is going to start from 3:21 am on April 8 and will last till 11:50 pm.

The next Somvati Amavasya is falling in September. There will be Bhadrapada Amavasya in September. This Amavasya will start at 5:21 am on September 2 and end at 7:27 am on September 3.

The third Amavasya of the year 2024 is going to fall in the month of Pausha. This Amavasya will last from 4:01 am on December 30 to 3:56 am the next day on December 31.

Somvati Amavasya Significance

Hindu married women observe Somvati Amavasya fast in the hope that their husbands are healthy, prosperous, and long-lived. It is said that donating on this day brings good fortune. But observe it to your best ability. Somvati Amavasya fast and circumambulating the Peepal tree 108 times, which involves tying a thread around the tree, should be observed by women who are unable to observe Amavasya fast. It is appropriate to worship the Peepal tree properly.

According to the significance and knowledge of Somvati Amavasya, on the day of Somvati Amavasya, you should contribute seven different types of grains, rice, wheat, black gram, white sesame, and moong dal. After working hard in the morning and afternoon, one should perform Shraddha or Tarpan by immersing the black sesame flower in water for the peace and salvation of the souls of one’s ancestors.

Somvati Amavasya Puja Vidhi and Rituals

  • In the morning, after bathing, etc., add black sesame seeds in water and offer water to Sun God.
  • Now anoint Lord Shiva with Ganga water and sesame seeds in the Shiva temple.
  • Offer Belpatra, Dhatura, etc. on Shivalinga. Donate silver and white clothes to the poor.
  • Clean the worship place thoroughly and then worship Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati.
  • After this, anoint Shivalinga and offer Belpatra, Bhang, Dhatura flowers, etc. to it.
  • Make sure to donate Saptadhya on the day of Somvati Amavasya.
  • Plant saplings of Peepal, Tulsi, Banyan, Amla, etc. and take a pledge to conserve them.
  • This brings peace to the nine planets. This includes rice, wheat, barley, black gram, white sesame, moong dal, etc.
  • In the afternoon, for the peace of the souls of the ancestors, add black sesame seeds, kush, and flowers to the water and offer it to them.
  • The afternoon is considered the right time for Shraddha.
  • After meditating on your ancestors, donate clothes like a dhoti, towel, etc.
  • By doing this your ancestors are pleased and bless you.

Somvati Amavasya Story 

According to Somvati Amavasya’s story fast, there was a poor Brahmin family, there was a husband, a wife, and a daughter in that family. As time passed, their daughter slowly started growing up. With increasing age, all the feminine qualities were developing in that daughter. That girl was beautiful, cultured, and talented, but due to being poor, she was not able to get married. One day a sage king came to that Brahmin’s house. 

The sage was extremely pleased with the girl’s spirit of service. The sage blessed the girl with a long life and said that this girl did not have a marriageable line in her hand. Then the Brahmin couple asked the sage for a solution, what should the girl do so that she can get married? After thinking for some time, Sadhu Maharaj told with his insight that a washerwoman named Sona lived in a village a short distance away. She lives with her son and daughter-in-law, who are very well-behaved and devoted to their husbands.

If this Sukanya serves that washerman and that woman applies vermillion of her demand on his marriage and after that, this girl gets married, then the possibility of this girl getting married can be erased. The monk also said that the woman does not go out anywhere. Hearing this, the Brahmin proposed her daughter to serve as a washerman. The very next day, the girl woke up early in the morning, went to the gold washerman’s house, did the cleaning and all the other work, and started returning home.

One day the gold washerman asks her daughter-in-law, “You get up in the morning and do all the work and you don’t even realize it.” The daughter-in-law said – Mother, I had thought that you would wake up in the morning and finish all the work. I wake up late. Knowing all this, both mother-in-law and daughter-in-law started monitoring the house to find out who was the one who went away after doing all the household work in the morning.

After several days, the washerman saw a girl coming into the house in the dark with her face covered and leaving after doing all the work. When she started to leave, Sona the washerwoman fell at her feet and said, “Who are you and why do you do my household work secretly like this?” Then the girl told everything that the sage had said. Sona the washerman was devoted to her husband, which is why she was stunning. She agreed, the washerwoman’s husband was a little unwell. He asked his daughter-in-law to stay at home until he returned.

As soon as Sona Dhobin applied the vermillion of her maang on the girl’s maang, Sona Dhobin’s husband died. They came to know about this. She left the house without water, thinking that if she found a Peepal tree somewhere on the way, she would drink water only after pouring water on it and circling it. That day was Somvati Amavasya. In place of the pua-dish found at the Brahmin’s house, he circled the Peepal tree 108 times with pieces of brick and then drank the water. As soon as she did this, her husband’s dead body came alive. The washerman’s husband came alive again.

Wrapping Up

Somvati Amavasya is a religious occasion dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Keeping fast on this day leads to religious and spiritual progress and fulfillment of wishes. It is a revered holy date that is celebrated with great reverence and devotion by the followers of the Hindu religion. If you want to know about Somvati Amavasya, you can get more information by consulting an online astrologer consultation.

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