Bhadrapada Amavasya Significance, Rituals, and Fasting
Bhadrapada Amavasya has special significance in the Hindu religion. Amavasya date of Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapada month is also known as Kushotpatini Amavasya, Pithori Amavasya, Bhado Amavasya. On Amavasya Tithi, bathing in Ganga, doing charity, offering offerings to ancestors, etc. is considered very auspicious. By doing this one gets the blessings of the ancestors and the ancestral defect is also removed. In astrology, some special remedies have been given explaining the importance of Bhadrapada Amavasya. By doing these measures the ancestors are pleased and one attains happiness, peace, and prosperity in life. Let us know about these special measures to be taken on the day of Bhadrapada Amavasya.
Amavasya of Bhadrapada month is celebrated as Pithori Amavasya or Polala Amavasya. On Bhadrapada Amavasya, women keep fast for the long life of their children. It is believed that by observing fast on this day, with the grace of Mother Durga, all the troubles of the child's life go away. On the day of Pithori Amavasya, the bodies of 64 goddesses are made from flour and worshiped as per the rituals.
Bhadrapada Amavasya 2023 Date & Muhrat
It is going to happen on October 13 at 9:50 pm and Amavasya Tithi will end on October 14 at 11:24 pm.
Bhadrapada Amavasya Story
It is from a long time ago. There were seven brothers in the family and all of them were married. Everyone also had children. For the safety and well-being of the family, the wives of the seven brothers wanted to observe a fast on Pithori Amavasya. But when the elder brother's wife kept a fast, his son died. When he kept the fast again, his second son died. The same thing happened in the 7th year. Then this time the elder brother's wife hid the body of her dead son somewhere. At that time, the family goddess of the village, Maa Poleramma was standing guard to protect the people of the village. When his eyes fell on this sad mother, he wanted to know the reason. Then the elder brother's wife told the whole story. Goddess Poleramma took pity on him.
He asked the grieving mother to sprinkle turmeric on the places where all her sons were cremated. Mother did exactly the same. When she returned home, she saw that all her seven sons were alive and her happiness knew no bounds. Since then, every mother in that village started observing Pithori Amavasya fast for the long life of her children.
Bhadrapada Amavasya Significance
Although Amavasya Tithi falls every month, Amavasya falls in the month of Bhadrapada i.e. Bhado is considered to have special significance. Because Pitru Paksha ends a few days after this and offering offerings to the ancestors during these days brings peace to their souls. Besides this, worshiping Lord Vishnu on this day is also considered fruitful. With this, along with God, the ancestors are also pleased and give their blessings. Therefore, the Amavasya of Bhadrapada month has a very special significance.
Bhado Amavasya holds great importance for the Marwari community, they call this day Bhado Amavasya or Bhadi Amavasya. They believe that on this day everyone should get rid of malicious feelings and past misdeeds, rather than start a new life with optimism and love for all.
Bhadrapada Amavasya Fasting
On Pithodi Amavasya, there is a tradition of bathing in holy rivers in the morning, worshiping ancestors, and donating. By doing this one attains virtue and also gets freedom from Pitra Dosh. For those who are suffering from Pitra Dosh, it is good to take remedy on Amavasya Tithi.
On this day, there is a tradition of bathing in holy rivers in the morning, worshiping ancestors, and donating. By doing this one attains virtue and also gets freedom from Pitra Dosh.
The Bhadrapad Amavasya date is on 14th September. Take a bath in the holy river this morning. After taking a bath, offer Arghya to the Sun God and then spread sesame seeds in flowing water. For the peace of ancestors, perform Pind Daan on the banks of the Ganga or any holy river.
On Polala Amavasya, there is a tradition of bathing in holy rivers in the morning, worshiping ancestors, and donating. By doing this one attains virtue and also gets freedom from Pitra Dosh.
Bhadrapada Amavasya Rituals
On Amavasya day, after taking a bath before sunrise, offer Arghya to the Sun.
Anoint Bholenath with Ganga water.
On this day in the afternoon, add black sesame seeds, Kush, and flowers and offer them to the ancestors for peace of their souls.
Take a bath in Goddess Ganga or any sacred lake and worship Shiva, Parvati, and Tulsi. By offering Bael leaves, Bael fruits, dry fruits, sweets, a pair of sacred threads, etc. to Lord Shiva and chanting 'Om Namah Shivay' 11 times, even incurable troubles are reduced. Donate 1.25 kg of whole rice to the Shiva temple in the morning.
Bhadrapada Mavasya Tithi is considered very important. Actually, Amavasya Tithi comes in every month of the year but every Amavasya Tithi has its own significance. According to the Hindu calendar, the Amavasya date of Bhadrapada month is on 14 October. According to astrology, this time there is a tradition of donating a bath on the Amavasya date of the 14th of October. According to religious belief, Bhadrapada Amavasya Tithi is considered different from other Amavasya dates, because Bhadrapada Amavasya is considered helpful in getting rid of Pitra Dosh and Kaalsarp Dosh. To know more about Bhadrapada Amavasya, then talk to astrologers.