Friday, December 23, 2011

Shani Amawasya

Shani Amawasya is the day that falls on Saturday. Amawasya usually considered an inauspicious day and if Amawasya falls on Saturday it is considered even more inauspicious. In the year 2011 Shani Amawasya will fall on Saturday 24th December 2011. It begins at 1:18 AM on December 24, 2011 and ends at 11:34 PM on December 24.

Amavasya, is known as the no moon day or new moon day in traditional Hindu calendar. It is the darkest day in the Hindu month and also the last day in a month in the traditional Hindu calendars. Amavasi holds great importance in Hinduism. Many Hindus choose this day to make offering (Shradh and Tarpan) to the dead ancestors. Many astrologers advise against performing any important ceremony on the day as moon and important planets in Hindu astrology are not visible.

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