Amavasya is the lunar phase when the Moon is not visible. In Sanskrit, Ama means together, and Vasya means cohabit. According to the Hindu Calendar, there are 30 lunar phases— Tithis. When the Moon is within the 12 degrees of angular distance between the Sun and the Moon, it is an Amavasya or No Moon night. Know about the Chaitra Amavasya 2023 and other details related to the Amavasya Vrat and rituals related to it.
Pratipada or the New Moon tithi is the 12 degrees angular distance between the Sun and Moon after conjunction. The period between Purnima and Amavasya is the Krishna Paksha. As per Hindu Calendar, Amavasya falls during Krishna Paksha of the Chaitra month is known as Chaitra Amavasya. Chaitra Amavasya is very auspicious day in our religion and it falls in the month of March-April. However, this day has great significance in our Indian culture. On this day, performing religious and spiritual activities, such as bathing, charity, and donation of materials is very auspicious. Chaitra Amavasya is also known for performing rituals such as Pitra Tarpan.