AUM SRI SAI RAM
12 October 2015
Mahalaya Amavasya is the no moon day in the Tamil month of Purattaasi and is considered highly auspicious for performing rituals to the dead like Shraddha and Tarpana. Mahalaya Patsam from September 28 to Amavasya on 12 October, Hastham. The day is also auspicious to Lord Siva. Important rituals on the day include performing rites for dead ancestors in sacred Teerths and riverbanks and also taking a holy dip in sacred rivers and spots. This year, Mahalaya Amavasya puja will be conducted on 12 October 2015.