Aadi Amavasya is the no moon day in the Tamil Month of Aadi (July-August). Aadi Amavasai is dedicated to deceased ancestors, siblings, parents and other relatives. Aadi Amavasya 2017 date is Sunday, 23 July 2017. Special prayers, rituals and offerings are made on the day for departed souls to rest in peace.
Amavasya, or Amavasi, is the name of new moon night in Hindu religion. It is the first night of the first quarter of the lunar month. Since the moon is invisible on the day, Amavasya is also referred as no moon night. Amavasi holds great importance in Hinduism. Many Hindus choose this day to make offering (tarpanam) to the dead ancestors.
The term ‘Amavasya’ is commonly used in all regional languages in India. The fortnight that starts with Amavasya is also referred as the Shukla paksha (bright half of the month). Bothayana Amavasya in Hindu Aadi month (July to August) and Mahalya Amvasya in Ashwayuja (September – October) are highly auspicious. Similarly the Amavasi in Aadi month is of great importance in Tamil Nadu. The Amavasya in Karkidakam month is of importance in Kerala.
On Aadi Amavasya, spirits are more willing and able to make a full crossing to the other worlds. They are especially satisfied and pleased when honored. When they cross over completely and successfully, they can bring you many blessings and significant improvement in your life. Take advantage of this time, Aadi Amavasya, the New Moon day when the Sun and the Moon in the star Pushya (ruled by Saturn) come together in Cancer making it an auspicious time for ancestral rituals, for bringing relief to your ancestors’ souls so you can have better overall progress in life.
Amavasya July 2017 date is July 23rd. The Amavasya begins on 22nd July evening at 6.41 pm to 23 July , 4.33 pm 2017 in most regions. Amavasya Vrat (fasting) is marked on Aadi 23, 2017 – a single meal is taken while fasting on the day by some Hindu communities.
The famous Aadi Amavasya is observed in calendars followed in Tamil Nadu on July 23.
In Tamil Nadu, Hindus take a holy bath in one of the sacred water bodies. Shradh and Tarpan are offered. There is a popular belief that on Aadi Amavasi day the souls of the dead visit to bless their relations on the Earth. The rituals and other pujas are performed on riverbanks or on seashores.
The day is of great significance at the Rameshwaram Sri Ramanatha Swamy Temple.
2017 Pitr Tarpana Puja at Rameswaram
On Sunday 23 July, tarpana puja will be conducted at Rameshawaram Temple from 6am to 4:30pm. Those wishing to participate may send names of deceased to Sai Bharathi and make donation using paypal link below.
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