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Hariyali Amavasya Significance, Rituals, and Fasting

Hariyali Amavasya Significance, Rituals, and Fasting


According to the Hindu calendar, the Amavasya date that falls every year in the month of Shravan is called Hariyali Amavasya or Shravani Amavasya. In religious scriptures, the new moon date of the month of Sawan is seen as a special date. The month of Shravan is very dear to Lord Bholenath. In such a situation, the new moon day of Shravan month is also considered very important. On this day, for the sake of ancestors, works of charity and charity are done. According to the belief, by bathing in the holy river on this day, offering Pind Daan to the ancestors, and performing Shradh rituals, the ancestors attain salvation. The festival of Hariyali Amavasya also tells the importance of the environment in life. New plants are planted on this day. It is believed that planting trees on the day of Shravani Amavasya removes all the troubles of life and brings happiness and prosperity. Apart from this, this date is also considered important for the farmers. On Hariyali Amavasya, farmers worship the tools used in farming and pray to God for a good harvest.



Hariyali Amavasya 2024 Muhrat



Shravana Amavasya Date  – Sunday, 04 August 2024


Start  – 03 August 2024 at 03:50 PM


Ends  – 04 August 2024 at 04:42 PM



Hariyali or Shravana Amavasya Story



According to Mythology, a moneylender lived with his son and daughter-in-law. One day the moneylender's daughter-in-law stole the sweets and said that the rats had eaten the sweets. Hearing this, the rats got very angry. Those who have imbibed this in their mind, one day they will definitely make the moneylender's daughter-in-law taste the pleasure. One day some guests had come to the moneylender's house, whose sleeping arrangements were made in a room.


The rats put the moneylender's daughter-in-law's clothes on the guests' bed and in the morning when the servants came to clean the room, they started whispering among themselves seeing the daughter-in-law's clothes there. The moneylender also came to know about this and considering his daughter-in-law to be characterless, he threw her out of the house. The moneylender's daughter-in-law used to light a lamp daily under the peepal tree, one day when the moneylender sat down under the peepal tree after getting tired, a lamp was placed there by the daughter-in-law of the moneylender and another lamp was lying there.


Both the lamps started talking to each other. One lamp asked the other which house do you belong to? So he said that I am a lamp from the house of the moneylender of this city and the daughter-in-law of the moneylender keeps me under the Peepal tree every day. After this he started telling another lamp that the moneylender's daughter-in-law was very fond of sweets and one day after eating sweets, she said that the rats ate the sweets. After hearing this, the rats got angry and put the daughter-in-law's clothes on the bed of the guests who had come to the moneylender's house.


When this thing spread throughout the whole city, the moneylender thought his daughter-in-law to be characterless and threw her out of the house, whereas she was a very good woman. After worshiping, she used to distribute Prasad among all. Even after leaving the house, she worships the Peepal tree. Where earlier she used to offer prasad on the new moon day of greenery, but now she offers prasad of Paav. After saying these things, Deepak said that whether he stays in his in-laws' house or in his maternal home; He will get the blessings of the Peepal tree everywhere.


After hearing this, Sarkar came home and told the whole thing to his wife. After this, he brought both the daughters-in-law to his home with respect. Next year, on the coming of Hariyali Amavasya, the moneylender and the entire family of the moneylender offered Prasad and wished everyone to worship Shravan Amavasya as per their wish.



Hariyali Amavasya Significance



Amavasya is very popular due to its religious and natural significance as trees are sown on this day in gratitude to the trees and greenery is everywhere. From the religious point of view also, ancestors are worshiped on this day and other donations are made. This Amavasya is celebrated 3 days before Teej.


Special functions are organized on this occasion in many temples of North India and especially in Mathura and Vrindavan. Special darshan of Lord Krishna is done and devotees in large numbers reach Dwarkadhish temple in Mathura and Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan to take advantage of the special darshan.


Shravan Amavasya is also celebrated in Gujarat and here Shravan Amavasya is also known as Hariyali Amavasya / Amavas.


The month of Sawan is very important for Shiva devotees and they worship Lord Shiva at this time. Big fairs are organized in different parts of India on Amavasya Day.


The celebration continues for 3 days and there are food gatherings and lots of fun activities. Women pray for husbands.



Hariyali Amavasya Fasting



With the arrival of rain in the month of Sawan, every corner of the earth turns green and blossoms. Since trees and plants get new life on Shravan Amavasya and because of them only human life remains safe, hence Hariyali Amavasya is very important from the natural point of view as well. The religious deeds performed on this day are as follows-


    • On this day, bathe in a river, reservoir, or pond, etc. and after offering Arghya to the Sun God, do tarpan for the ancestors.


    • Fast for the peace of the soul of the ancestors and give charity to a poor person.


    • On this day the Peepal tree is worshiped and its rounds are taken.


    • The plantation of Peepal, Banyan, Banana, Lemon, Tulsi, etc. is considered auspicious on Hariyali Amavasya. Because the gods are believed to reside in these trees.


    • Uttara Falguni, Uttarashada, Uttara Bhadrapada, Rohini, Mrigashira, Revati, Chitra, Anuradha, Mool, Visakha, Pushya, Shravan, Ashwini, Hasta, etc. constellations are considered best and auspicious for tree plantation.

    • On the day of Sawan Hariyali Amavasya, go to Hanuman temple and recite Hanuman Chalisa. Along with this, offer vermilion, jasmine oil, and a garland of fig flowers to Hanumanji.



Hariyali Amavasya Rituals



    • Amavasya is considered a very auspicious day for the ancestors. On this day, prayers are offered for the peace of the souls of our ancestors by doing Pitra Tarpan.


    • People prepare food of their choice for their ancestors and feed it to Brahmins. Apart from this, this food is also fed to cows and crows.


    • People especially worship Lord Shiva on the day of Shravan Amavasya.


    • Worshiping Shiva on this new moon day brings happiness, peace, and prosperity to the house.


    • Fasting is also observed on the day of Shravan Amavasya.


    • Waking up early in the morning, taking a bath in the holy rivers, we wear clean clothes.


    • Taking the resolution of fasting, they remain foodless during the day.


    • Satvik food is taken in the evening and the fast is broken.


    • By fasting with a true and pure body and mind, wealth and prosperity are attained.

    • After bathing in religious places and holy rivers, Brahmins, poor and disabled people are given charity as per their capacity.


Conclusion


The new moon of the Krishna Paksha of the month of Sawan is called Hariyali Amavasya. This Amavasya is related to nature, Pitra, and Lord Shankar. This Amavasya has its own special importance because of its connection with all three worlds. If you are also a devotee of Lord Shankar, then you must observe this fast through Online Astrology Consultation. Therefore, for the purpose of keeping the environment balanced and pure, the festival of Hariyali Amavasya is celebrated with great pomp for many years. Its main goal is to eliminate pollution and increase the number of trees as much as possible. If any person plants a single tree on this day, he gets merit and remains happy and prosperous throughout his life.

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