Aadi Amavasya is the no moon day in the Tamil Month of Aadi (July-August). Aadi Amavasai is dedicated to dead ancestors, siblings, parents and other relatives. Aadi Amavasya 2019 date is Wednesday 31 July 11:24 to Thursday 1st August at 9:24 am. Special prayers, rituals and offerings are made on the day for departed souls to rest in peace.
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). Both Amavasya in Hindu Aadi month (July to August) and Mahalya Amavasya 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.
Some have asked if there is another eclipse after the recent partial solar eclipse.
The answer is, no eclipse until December.
However, there will be a Super Black Moon (Amavasya) on July 31 in many parts of the world, including the Americas, but it is not an eclipse. The Black Moon (Amavasya) is the second New Moon in one month of the civil calendar. The New Moon will fall on July 31 for North and South America, and will fall on August 1, 2019 everywhere else. So, depending on where you live, it’s either the second of two July 2019 New Moons or the first of two August 2019 New Moons. Either way, it’s a Black Moon (Amavasya) for those in the eastern hemisphere, and for everyone else, the Black Moon will occur on August 01.
Penance is observed on this day as a mark of respect for the departed ancestors. However, special mention is made of the sons performing religious rites for the departed father.
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.
2019 Pitr Tarpana Puja at Rameswaram
From Wednesday 11.24 am to Thursday at till 9.24 am tarpana puja will be conducted at Rameshawaram Temple at the same times given. Those wishing to participate may send names of deceased to Sai Bharathi and make donation using paypal link below. (The supplier will appear on Paypal as Sai Bliss Centre).
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