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Bheemana Amavasya Vrata 2023

By April 11, 2023December 6th, 2023No Comments
Bheemana Amavasya Vrata 2023

Bheemana Amavasya Vrata is a very auspicious celebration in South India. Especially in the parts of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, females observe this fast under a no moon night of the Ashadha Month as per the Hindu Lunar calendar. The Ashadha month is the time for new beginnings as per the Hindu culture. This year the Amavasi Vrata is falling on the 17th of July, 2023. 

This Vrata is in remembrance of the divine couple, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and to take their blessings. Bheemana Amavasya story? Vrata pooja vidhi? The tradition of making mud lamps? What is the significance of keeping coins in Kadubus? InstaAstro enlightens you with all the rituals and stories of this pious Bheemana Amavasya Vrata.


The Story behind Bheemana Amavasya Vrata

The Bheemana Amavasya or Amavasi Vrata is also mentioned in the holy texts of Skanda Purana. As per the holy texts, the story of this auspicious Vrata is of a Brahmin girl and how she got married to a dead prince. And how by praying to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati under the no moon night of Ashada Masa, the Bheemana Amavasya Vrata.

Bheemana Amavasya Story

Once, a Brahmin girl lived with her parents, an elder brother and his wife. One day her parents decided to go to the Kashi Yatra but didn’t want to take their unmarried daughter on such a long journey. 

So, they decided to leave her with her brother and his wife. Many days passed, and there was no sign of the Brahmin and his wife. So, the girl’s greedy brother decided to marry her to a dead prince.

But to her will she was not shattered by this difficult situation too. Sitting next to the Brahmaputra River with the dead Prince, she suddenly remembered the Bheemana Amavasya Vrata, which her father and mother used to do. 

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Shiv-Shakti Vrata and its significance 

She quickly made mud lamps and prayed to remember Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. She stayed awake all night and prayed. When she was completely engrossed in her Tapp or meditation, she was woken up by an old couple who blessed her by saying, “Long live you and your husband. May you have a happy married life”.

Later when Prince woke up, she realised the couple was none other than the Gods themselves. It was Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati who gave her the blessings. Since that day this Amavasi Vrata is also known as Jyotirbheemeshawara Vrata. Married women keep this fast for almost nine years after their marriage. It is similar to “Sati Sanjeevani Vrata” in North India. 

Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati

Rituals and Significance of Bheemana Amavasya Vrata

The holy texts mention every ritual, significance and story behind this auspicious Vrata. Karnataka celebrates it every year. Let’s look at how the Bheemana Amavasya vrata pooja vidhi and other interesting facts.

Deepastambha Pooja 

Bheemana Amavasya vrata pooja vidhi is simple so that everybody can do it. Firstly, the person who sits in the pooja makes the Kalikamba lamps which are simple mud lamps in an elongated shape. Then a yellow coloured thread (Kankana) is put around them. These lamps signify Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. 

Moreover, there is a tradition of making Thambittu or flour lamps. These are to eradicate all the negativity in our minds and hearts. So that we could pray with a clean heart, thus; this traditional Vrata is also has another name Deepastambha pooja or Vrata.

Rituals of Bheemana Amavasya Vrata

Kadubus, or dough balls, are made as an offering to the God and Goddess. Idlis, Kozhakattai, modaks and wheat balls are also prepared, which are later smashed by the young boys or other males of the House. Fasting females should not eat anything fried after the Pooja. Instead, they should include simple fruits, milk and water (things Lord Shiva would find fascinating) in their upvas thali.

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Significance of Bheemana Amavasi Vrata

Married or unmarried ladies or girls keep this fast for the longevity and prosperity of the husband, father, brother, son, and other males in the House. Married women must keep this vrata for a minimum of 9 years after marriage. However, unmarried women keep it to get a good and beautiful husband. 

On the same day, many women keep fast for their brothers, calling it “Bandara”, similar to Raksha Bandhan in North India. It is a fast for the longevity and good health of brothers by sisters. In return, brothers always give their sisters gifts and blessings to protect them.

women doing puja


You have read all the essential information related to “Bheemana Amavasya”. Why do we celebrate Bheemana Amavasya? Rituals? Bheemana Amavasya story and more. Overall this fast or vrata is for the longevity of the males by the females in the house. Also, to take blessings from the Divine Shiv-Parvati Swaroop.

This festival of Ashada Masa in Karnataka, South India, also has many other names in North India: Hariyali Amavasya in Uttar Pradesh, Divaso in Gujarat and Gatari Amavasya in Maharashtra. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why do we celebrate Bheemana Amavasya?

Bheemana Amavasya is a fast that married and unmarried women observe for their husbands, fathers, brothers and other male persons in the House. It is for their longevity and prosperity in their lives. Married women observe this fast for almost nine years after their marriage. However, unmarried girls keep this fast to get a good husband.

2. When do we celebrate Bheemana Amavasya?

Bheemana Amavasya or Amavasi, is an auspicious fast in the month of Ashadha under a no moon night, per the Hindu lunar calendar. The duration between July and August is the “Ashadha Masa”. This festival is majorly for married and unmarried women and girls. Ladies keep a fast on this day to pray to the divine couple, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, to bless them and their better halves with prosperous and long life.

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4. How to perform Bheemana Amavasya vrata?

The rituals of Bheemana Amavasya include making a pair of mud lamps, Kalikamba, which symbolise Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. In Bheemana Amavasya vrat pooja vidhi, the dough balls or Kadubus are prepared with coins inside them. Idlis, Kozhakattai, modaks and wheat balls are some traditional offerings to in the Pooja. Later these Kadubus are smashed by the males at the end of the Pooja.

5. What is the Bandara festival?

Like Raksha Bandhan in North India, Bandara is similarly for the longevity and health of brothers in South India. It is also falls on the same day as Bheemana Amavasya Vrata.

6. When is Bheemana Amavasya falling in 2023?

According to the Hindu Lunar calendar, Bheemana Amavasya will be on 17th of July, 2023. It is a no moon day of Ashadha Masa (July to August). As per the Hindu culture, this month is auspicious for new beginnings.

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