Jyeshtha Amavasya Significance, Rituals, and Fasting
Jyeshtha Amavasya date of Jyestha month has great religious significance. Bathing in the Ganges and donating on this day gives virtuous benefits. Although this year Jyestha Amavasya is on Friday. Women keep a fast on Jyestha Amavasya and worship the Peepal tree. Water is worshiped in Jyeshtha month and donating water is virtuous. By doing this, even the Sun God is pleased. Jyeshtha Amavasya date of Jyestha month has great religious significance. Bathing in the Ganges and donating on this day gives virtuous benefits. Water is worshiped in Jyeshtha month and donating water is virtuous. By doing this, even the Sun God is pleased.
Jyestha Amavasya 2024 Muhurat
Date - Thursday 6 June 2024
Jyestha, Krishna Amavasya Begins - 5 June 2024 at 07:55 pm
Jyestha, Krishna Amavasya Ends - 6 June 2024 at 06:05 pm
Significance of Jyestha Amavasya
Jyeshtha Amavasya is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Shani Dev, the beloved planet of justice. To avoid Shani dosha, there is a law to chant the Shani mantra and do 108 parikramas of the tree while fasting on this day, sitting under the Peepal tree.
Worshiping ancestors and donating to the poor on this day gives virtue. Sins are destroyed. There is also a tradition of bathing in holy water and fasting on this day. Many people also worship it as the new moon day of bath donation. Along with Shani Jayanti and bathing, women also observe Vat Savitri fast on this day for the long life of their husbands. That's why in North India, Jyestha Amavasya is considered especially auspicious and virtuous.
Jyestha Amavasya story
According to a legend, when Pinddaan was being performed after the death of Maharishi Dadhichi, then his widow wife committed Sati by leaving her 3-year-old child near the Peepal tree, not tolerating his separation. Near the Peepal tree, the child started crying due to hunger and thirst. He ate the fruit that fell from the Peepal tree, and eating that fruit, he started growing. One day Maharishi Narad Muni passed by and he asked the boy about his introduction.
The boy said that he himself did not know who he was. Narad Muni saw Balgriha and told them that he is the son of Maharishi Dadhichi and it was only by emitting thunderbolts from his bones that the deities conquered the asuras. He told that his father had died at the age of 30. When the child asked the reason for the untimely death, Narad Muni told that the child's father was under the influence of Shani Dev. By saying this, Narad Muni named the child Piplad and started teaching him. After this, the child did severe penance of Brahma Vishnu.
Brahma ji was pleased with Piplad's penance and asked him to ask for a boon. Piplad asked for the power to burn anyone just by looking at him. After getting this power, Piplad appealed to Shani Dev. As soon as Shani Dev appeared, he opened his eyes and started burning Shani Dev. Shani Dev's body started burning. All the gods tried to protect Shani Dev but to no avail.
Then on the prayer of the deities, Brahma ji himself appeared in front of Piplad and asked him to ask for two boons instead of one to release Shani Dev. So Piplad asked for 2 boons and said that there should be no influence of Shani Dev in the horoscope of any child of 5 years and no child should be orphaned like Piplad due to the great Dasha of Shani Dev because Piplad had Shani Dasha in his horoscope. Due to this, he was orphaned.
The second boon sought was that whoever offers Arghya to the Peepal tree before the sun rises on the new moon day, Shani Dev should not have any effect on him. Piplad left Shani Dev after getting the boon.
Fasting And Worship Method Of Jyestha Amavasya
On the day of Jyestha Amavasya, the fasting people wake up early in the morning.
On the day of Jyeshtha Amavasya, a bath is taken in the water or pool on the holy river in the morning. If for some reason the fasting person cannot go to the religious place, then he can bathe at home by adding Ganges water to the water. Even by doing this, you definitely get the fruit of this fast.
After this, Arghya is offered to the Sun God by adding water, red sandalwood, and red colored flowers in a copper vessel.
After offering Arghya to the Sun God, donations are made to the poor.
On the day of Jayeshtha Amavasya, fasting is also done for the peace of the souls of the ancestors.
Measures To Be Taken On The Day Of Jyestha Amavasya
Cows are fed on the day of Jyeshtha Amavasya.
Peepal and Banyan trees are worshiped on the day of Jyestha Amavasya.
Offerings are made to the ancestors.
Black sesame is donated on the day of Jyestha Amavasya.
On this day, lamps are lit for happiness and peace in the house.
There is also a tradition of making black urad khichdi for the whole family on the day of Amavasya. It is said that by doing this, the planetary condition of Shani Dev goes away.
Things To Keep In Mind On The Day Of Jyestha Amavasya
Alcohol should not be consumed on the day of Jayeshtha Amavasya. It is said that Shani Dev may get angry by doing this.
No loan should be taken on this day.
New things should not be bought on the day of Jestha Amavasya.
Iron should not be bought today and mustard oil should not be bought on this day.
On this day no beggar should be allowed to go home empty-handed.
No one should be insulted on this day.
Women should not keep their hair open on the day of Jyestha Amavasya. Keeping the hair open can have the effect of negative forces on women. In ancient times, women kept all their hair open when someone was mourning. Hair and nails are not cut on the day of Jyestha Amavasya.
Jyeshtha Amavasya Rituals
The day of Jyestha Amavasya is celebrated by following special worship rituals. It is a day to invoke and praise the Goddess. Pitra Pooja, charity and offering food to Brahmins gives peace to the dead souls of the ancestors. The person whose horoscope has Pitra Dosh, or the couple is having problems related to children, or Rahu is in the ninth house, fasting on this day gives auspicious results.
In the Hindu religion, Amavasya is considered auspicious for the donation of bodies done for charity and for the peace of ancestors. At the same time, Shani Jayanti is also celebrated on Jyeshtha Amavasya, so for this reason the importance of Jyeshtha Amavasya increases even more. There is a special method of worshiping Shani Dev on this day. Surya Putra Shani Dev is one of the nine planets in astrology. Because of walking slowly, he is also called Shanaishchar. Along with Shani Jayanti, women in North India also observe Vat Savitri fast on this day for the long life of their husbands. Consultion Astrology to know more about your fast for Jeyashtha Amavasya.