Chaitra Bhutadi Amavasya 2023 Date and Significance: Amavasya Tithi is considered important in Hinduism. Bathing, donation and worship have special significance on this day. By this one gets the blessings of gods and ancestors and auspicious results are obtained. According to the calendar, Amavasya occurs on the last date of Krishna Paksha of every month.
There are 12 new moons in the whole year and all have different names and beliefs. Talking about the month of Chaitra, it is the last year of the Hindu calendar or Panchang, which falls in the month of March-April of the English calendar. Chaitra month has been considered religiously important in Hinduism. The new moon that falls in this month is also special. This is called Bhutadi Amavasya (Bhutadi Amavasya).
On the ghostly new moon day of Chaitra month, religious rituals are also performed along with offering to ancestors. On Bhootri Amavasya, there is a ritual of bathing in the holy river, charity to Brahmins and the poor, offerings to ancestors, fasting and worship. Do you know when Bhootri Amavasya is falling this year and why Chaitra Amavasya is called Bhootri Amavasya.
Bhootri Amavasya Date, Time and Auspicious Yoga
- Chaitra Amavasya Begins: March 20, 2023, 01:47 pm
- Chaitra Amavasya Ends: March 21, 2023, 10:53 pm
The new moon day of Chaitra month is falling on Tuesday. That’s why it will be called Bhoomvati Amavasya along with Bhootadi Amavasya. According to astrology, many auspicious yogas are also being formed on this day, due to which the importance of this Amavasya increases even more. Shubh, Shukla and Siddhi Yoga are being created on this day.
Why Chaitra Amavasya is called Bhootri Amavasya
Due to falling in different months and special days, Amavasya also has different names. But the name of the Amavasya that falls in the month of Chaitra is Bhootadi Amavasya, hearing which the first thing that will come to one’s mind is whether it is not the Amavasya of ghosts or it is not related to ghosts. Please tell that it is not related to ghosts but yes it is definitely related to negative forces. It is believed that negative forces or unsatisfied souls target people’s bodies to fulfill their unfulfilled desires and try to establish their authority. During this the spirits or negative forces become furious. It is important to bathe in the river on Bhootri Amavasya to pacify this fierceness of souls.
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