In the Tamil Aadi Amavasai is the new Moon Day that falls in the month of Aadi (July – August). Aadi Amavasai is one of the three most powerful days of the Moon to offer the Tarpanam to respect his elders and receive their endless blessings.
Story of Aadi Amavasai :-
According to the great Hindu epic Mahabharata, every human soul is indebted to the Trinity – Lord Brahma, Lord Maha Vishnu and Lord Shiva with three important debts. ‘Pitru Rin’ is one of them that is offered to Lord Brahma and is allowed by running tarpanam by children to their elders.
Rituals of Aadi Amavasai :-
- Before starting the Tarpanam ritual Taking a blest dip in sacred water sources is considered a term to cleanse you of impurities.
- A large number of people gather regularly at Agni Theertham in Rameshwaram and South India.
- On this holy day to perform the rituals of their forefathers.
- Other virtuous sites include Thriveni Sangamam at kanyakumari and several blest ghats on the banks of the kaveri River.
- It is always ideal to perform these rituals on the natural source (sea, pond, river or lake) to obtain the blessings of their elders.
- You can observe a full or partial fast with one meal today to mark your devotion to your forefathers.
Importance of Aadi Amavasai :-
- Astrologically, and day of Amavasai, the sun and the moon reside in the same sign. The sun signifies your father and your soul. While the moon means your mother and your spirit.
- Aadi Amavasai yield greater importance because the sun and the moon inhabit the sign of the Moon that is cancer.
- The month of Aadi is considered highly auspicious when the divine forces bless the earth gracefully and answer their prayers.
- It is believed that in Aadi Amavasai, spirits are more willing to accept their offerings and are satiated when their successors perform Tarpanam rituals for them.
- Offering Tarpanam rituals for their ancestor son Aadi Amavasai day helps their souls to receive Moksha (salvation) and also grants them their blessings.
- Every year on the month of Aadi Amavasai, the sun moves to the south, which is called ‘Dakshinayanam’. This is the first day of the new moon of the period.
- It is considered the most powerful day to perform Tarpanam rituals to their elders.
Benefits of Aadi Amavasai :-
On this day of Aadi Amavasya performing Tarpanam rituals to your forefathers can give the following blessings :-
- Relieving negative karma.
- Gift you with welfare and happiness in life.
- Bless your generation with good health and wealth.
- Help release the souls of your departed forefathers.
- According to Garuda Purana, offering your elders (sesame seeds) and water on this day pleases them and can ensure you longevity, success, debt relief, destruction of enemies and progeny.
Aadi Amavasai Muhurtham:-
Aadi Amavasai on Monday, July 20, 2020
Amavasai Tithi begins – 00:09 AM
Amavasai Tithi Ends – 23:01 PM
Aadi Amavasai Dates between 2018 and 2025 :-
|Year||Date||Day||Aadi Amavasai Tithi begins||Aadi Amavasai Tithi Ends|
|2018||11th August||Saturday||19:07 on 10th August||15:27 on 11th August|
|2019||31st July||Wednesday||11:57 on 31st July||08:41 on 1st August|
|2020||20th July||Monday||00:09 on 20th July||23:01 on 20th July|
|2021||8th August||Sunday||19:11 on 7th August||19:19 on 8th August|
|2022||28th July||Thursday||21:11 on 27th July||23:23 on 28th July|
|2023||15th August||Tuesday||12:42 on 15th August||15:07 on 16th August|
|2024||4th August||Sunday||15:50 on 3rd August||16:41 on 4th August|
|2025||24th July||Thursday||02:28 on 24th July||00:40 on 25th July|