Aadi Amavasya 2024


3-4 August 2024

Aadi Amavasya
Aadi Amavasya is the no moon day in the Tamil month of Aadi and is considered highly auspicious for performing rituals to the dead like Shraddha and Tarpana. Aadi Amavasai 2024 date is 3 August – 4 August 24. The day is also auspicious to Lord Murugan. 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 adjacent temples.

Aadi Amavasya is the no moon day in the Tamil Month of Aadi (July-August). Aadi Amavasaya is dedicated to deceased ancestors, siblings, parents and other relatives. Aadi Amavasya 2024 date is SUNDAY, 4 AUGUST 2024, from 6 am to 4 pm. Puttaparthy Agastya Astrologer Sai Bharathi will be making special prayers, rituals and offerings are made on the day for departed souls to rest in peace. Sai Bharathi will be offering pinda pradhanam, pitru tarpana and pujas on this occasion on the banks of the Cauvery River, Kanjanur, nearby the Agneeswarar Temple.

Kindly note, there are two Aadi dates for 2024: 3rd August 2024 at 04:48pm to Sunday 04 August 2024 at 04:55 pm.

Puja will be pitru tarpanam and tithi for the relations and parents. This puja will help you for very successful life, and all the obstacles will leave you. Health and wealth will be very satisfied. Those interested people can join in this puja. The puja will start from 6 AM to 4 PM. on 4 August 2024,

About Amavasya

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 have better overall progress in life, and they have passed over completely to the loka of the ancestors.


Shraddha (spiritual effort, spiritual activities) and pitr tarpana (rituals for the deceased in one’s family – maternal and paternal) are considered highly beneficial for the people participating.

One important ritual of Hinduism is tarpana. Tarpana means “satisfying” or “satiating”. One acknowledges the debt one has to devas (gods), rishis (sages) and pitris (ancestral manes) and tries to satisfy them using this ritual. Just as gods are invoked in fire in a homam, pitris are invoked in water in this ritual, then held in the palm and released in a specific way conducive to freeing them.

One owes a lot to one’s parents and ancestors. In modern scientific terms, one owes all of one’s genetic characteristics to one’s parents and ancestors. Each ancestor is actually present in the person as a genetic characteristic. In karmic terms, one inherits some karmas of one’s parents and ancestors and each ancestor is actually present in the person as a karmic predisposition. The latter approach obviously extends to multiple lives and some karmic predisposition is inherited from the ancestors from a past life too, though they may not be related to one in this life.

By thinking of the deceased ancestors with gratitude and trying to give them an emancipation, one is actually trying to free oneself from various karmic predispositions that one has as a result of the runanubandh (karmic debt connection) with several people.

Sunrise on Aadi Amavasya is 05:54am. Agastya Naadi jyothisha (astrologer) Sai Bharathi will conduct Pinda Pradhanam and Tithi Puja from 06:00 to 16:00 (4 PM). Pinda Pradhanam is usually performed on the banks of one of the sacred rivers in India. Sai Bharathi will be taking up this shraddha on banks of Cauvery River, nearby Agneeswarar Temple at Kanjanur.


Pinda Daan – Jagannath Ghat by Biswarup Ganguly, CC BY 3.0, Link

Pinda Pradhanam made up of Cooked Rice (annam) with Cooked Vegetables and Black Seasame Seeds from prepared foods. Three perfect balls – PINDA – are made for
(i) Vasu Rupam
(ii) Rudra Rupam
(iii) Adhithya Rupam

Puja and tarpanam will be conducted from 6AM to 4PM on July 28 on banks of Cauvery River, at Kanjanur, nearby the Agneeswarar Temple.

In Tamil Nadu, Hindus take a holy bath in one of the sacred water bodies. Shraddha and Tarpana 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.

Aadi Amavasya is from 4:48pm on 3 August 2024 to Sunday 04 August 2024, 04:55 pm.

From 6AM to 4PM on 4 August, Sai Bharathi will conduct Pinda Pradhanam and tarpana puja on banks of the Cavery River at the 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).

Thanks and Best Regards,
Sai Bharathi
Agasthya Astrologer


Bhagavan  Sri Sathya Sai Baba Varu
Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba Varu




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