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Phalguna Amavasaya 2024: Seek Blessings From Your Ancestors!

By February 24, 2024No Comments
Phalguna Amavasaya

Heard of Phalguna Amavasya? It is a significant and religious day for cleansing of all the evil deeds and taking the blessings of ancestors. Phalguna Amavasya is a day that falls during the lunar month of Phalguna and on the last day of Krishna Paksha. The Phalguna Amavasya celebrates the end of Phalguna month, which is the day when the moon is not visible. So, with that, let’s uncover more about Phalguna Amavasaya 2024. 

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Phalguna Amavasya Dates and Muhurat 

  • Phalguna Amavasya Tithi Begins: 06:19 PM on 9th March 2024
  • Phalguna Amavasya Tithi Ends: 02:32 PM on 10th March 2024

Phalguna Amavasya Meaning and Significance 

According to the Hindu calendar, the months of February and March are considered the end of the month. The Phalguna Amavasya also falls between mid-February and March, so it is considered optimistic and holy. 

Among the thirteen Amavasya that fell throughout the years, Phalguna Amavasya is the last one, so people devote themselves to prayers and religious rituals. The Phalguna Amavasya is the darkest night of the month, and therefore, it’s considered auspicious. 

Religious Significance of Falgun Amavasya 

Falgun Amavasya has a strong religious and spiritual significance as it’s the day of attaining peace and harmony. This is the day when the power of evil is strong. Therefore, one must devote oneself to prayers and chantings on this day. This is when Lord Krishna and Lord Shiva are worshipped, seeking blessings for good wealth, abundance, success and prosperity. 

Moreover, according to hindu scriptures, on this day, the Gods and Goddess reside in the holy rivers like Ganga and Yamuna. So, dipping in the sacred water will purify the devotees and free them from evil energies. We also strongly believe that our ancestors came down to earth to visit their family members. Engaging oneself in prayers, bhajans, vrat and holy bath, puja vidhi on this day will seek the blessings of forefathers. 

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Astrological Essence of Moon during Phalguna Amavasya 

According to vedic astrology, Phalguna Amavasya is when the moon is not visible in the sky and is considered the darkest night. So, on this day, the planets Sun and Moon conjunct together in individual charts at 12 degrees. 

So, due to the conjunction of these two planets, the Sun reflects pride and ego while the Moon reflects emotions and the subconscious mind. Therefore, the collision of the Sun and Moon creates a situation of emotional downfall. It’s recommended to meditate and offer prayers for peacefulness and harmony. 

Vrat Katha of Phalguna Amavasya: “The Win of Gods and Goddess” 

The ancient story of Phalguna Amavasya dates back to the mythological tale of Samundra Munthan. Once, the great sage Maharishi Durvasa got outraged with Indra Dev and all the gods and goddesses. Out of anger, he cursed all the Gods and took away all their power. On hearing this, the devil monsters tried to conquer and harm the Gods. All the Gods were helpless, and they went to Lord Vishnu and sought help. 

Moreover, when Lord Vishnu understood the situation, he asked the Gods and the demons to churn the ocean of milk and take out the nectar of immortality. All the Gods and demons agreed to it and started doing as instructed by Lord Vishnu. When they had successfully churned all the nectar from the ocean, Jayant (Indra Dev’s Son) snatched away the pot of nectar and flew away. 

Meanwhile, the war between the Gods and Demon continued for twelve days. So, to stop the war, Lord Vishnu took the avatar of Mohini, a beautiful female avatar of Lord Vishnu. Mohini had to divide the nectar of immortality among the gods and demons. Mohini tricked the demons during the war and took away all the nectar. However, nectar dropped in Prayag, Haridwar, Ujjain, and Nashik during the war. This is why taking a dip in holy water during Phalguna Amavasya is considered auspicious and sacred. 

Phalguna Amavasya Puja Vidhi and Rituals 

The rituals of Phalguna Amavasya have certain cultural and religious significance. So, here are the detailed instructions for performing the Phalguna Amavasya puja. 

  • Wake up early in the morning before sunrise and take a bath in a holy river. 
  • After purifying yourself, you can offer water to Lord Surya (Surya Arghya), and then you can start with other rituals. 
  • On the day of Phalguna Amavasya, you must offer prayers near the river, temple or at home. You can seek blessings from your ancestors. 
  • You can offer Tarpana to remember your ancestors on this day. Doing this can satisfy their souls, and they will be at peace. 
  • You can perform Shradh Puja and Trapan rituals and offer Pind Daan to the departed souls of your loved ones on this day. 
  • You must observe fast in the name of ancestors throughout the day. At the end of the day, after sunrise, you can break the fast and eat satvik food. 
  • During the evening rituals, you must lit a clay diya with mustard oil and keep it under the peepal tree. 
  • Take seven rounds around the peepal tree (Parikrama) while chanting mantras and praying for your forefathers. 
  • On the auspicious day of Phalguna Amavasya, you must donate food and money to Brahmans. 
  • You must also offer sesame seeds in a Shiv Temple as it cleanses the surroundings during the Pitru Paksha. 

Puja Samagri and Mantras for Phalguna Amavasya 

Here are the puja samagri you need for the Phalguna Amavasya Puja Vidhi. Make sure you keep all the necessary items before the puja begins. 

Puja Samagri for Phalguna Amavasya 

  • Diya and mustard oil 
  • Incense sticks 
  • A pot filled with holy water (Ganga Jaal) 
  • Sesame seeds
  • Cow Urine 
  • Barley (Jau) 
  • Betel Nuts 
  • Fresh Betel Leaf (Paan Pata) 
  • Milk, curd and Honey 

Sacred Mantras for Phalguna Amavasya 

  • Sri Pratyangira Maala Mantra
  • Pitra Dosh Nivaran Mantra 
  • Pitra Tarpan Mantra 
  • Aum Namo Vah Pitrah Saumyah Svaha (Peace for the soul of ancestors) 

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Benefits of performing Vrat and Puja Vidhi on Phalguna Amavasya 

Performing the Phalguna Amavasya puja vidhi can bring various benefits to one’s life. Here are some of them.

  • Peace and Satisfaction in one’s life and one’s ancestors. 
  • Cleansing from immoral and negative energies.
  • One can eradicate the negative impact of Pitra Dosh. 
  • Improves one’s spiritual journey 
  • Freedom from worldly desires 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

1. What is Phalguna Amavasya?

Phalguna Amavasya is a religious and spiritual period that marks the end of Phalguna month. This is observed at the end of the Krishna paksha during the lunar month of Phalguna. Also, mid-February and March, according to the Hindu calendar, is known as Phalgun month in English.

2. When is falgun Amavasya 2024?

The Phalguna Amavasya Tithi in 2024 will begin at 06:19 PM on 9 March and end at 02:32 PM on 10 March.

3. Phalguna Amavasya is good or bad?

Phalguna Amavasya is both good and bad because during this period the evil energies are strong. However, it’s also considered auspicious because you can devote yourself to prayers and seeking blessings from ancestors.

4. Can I fast on Phalguna Amavasya?

Yes, absolutely! Observing fast during the Phalguna Amavasya is considered auspicious as it purifies negative energies. The Phalguna Amavasya Vrat allows devotees to attain peace, harmony and spiritual growth.

5. What are the benefits of Phalguna Amavasya puja vidhi?

Performing a special puja vidhi during the Phalguna Amavasya will allow natives to get rid of pitra dosha. One can also seek blessing from the departed soul of their forefathers.

6. What does Falguna Amavasya vrat katha symbolise?

The story of Falguna Amavasya Vrat katha involves the churning of the ocean by the gods and demons, during which they fight over the nectar of immortality. This story symbolizes the victory of good over evil.

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