Amavasya January 2023: Know the date, its importance, and other information!


Amavasya is a new moon day in the Hindu calendar and refers to the lunar phase of a new moon. According to the Hindu calendar, Magha Amavasya also known as Mauni Amavasya is observed in the month of Magha. This year it will be celebrated on Saturday, January 21, hence it is also called Shani Amavasya.

According to the Drik Panchang, "All new moon days are suitable for performing Shraddha rituals to please the ancestors. A new moon day is also a suitable day for performing Kalsarpa Dosha Puja. Amavasya is also written and pronounced as Amavas goes."

Magha Amavasya: date, time, date

Date: January 21, 2023 (Saturday)

Timings: Amavasya Tithi will start at 6:17 am on January 21 and end at 2:22 am on January 22.


Magh Amavasya: Significance

On this day, a fast of silence is observed where people cannot speak a single word during the entire fast. According to Hindu mythology, the day is celebrated as the birthday of sage Manu, and a vow of silence is practiced to attain ideal speech quality. It is considered an auspicious day to do penance and seek the forgiveness of the Lord.

Amavasya 2023: Date and Time

Magh Amavasya: 21 January 2023, Saturday

Falgun Amavasya: 19 February 2023 Monday to 20 February 2023 Monday

Chaitra Amavasya: March 21, 2023, Tuesday

Vaishakh Amavasya: April 19, 2023, Wednesday to April 20, 2023, Thursday

Jyestha Amavasya: 19 May 2023, Friday

Ashada Amavasya: 17 June 2023, Saturday

Shravan Amavasya: 17 July 2023, Monday

Shravan Adhik Amavasya: 15 August 2023 Tuesday to 16 August 2023 Wednesday

Bhadrapada Amavasya: September 14, 2023, Thursday

Ashwini Amavasya: 14 October 2023, Saturday

Kartika Amavasya: 13 November 2023, Monday

Margashirsha Amavasya: 12 December 2023, Tuesday

Source: Drik Calendar