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What is Amavasya? How Does it Affect Human life?

By May 6, 2022November 21st, 2023No Comments

What is Amavasya?

Amavasya is of great spiritual significance in Hinduism. It is a perfect time to remember the ancestors and departed souls of the family and worshipping them. It is a belief that on the day when Moonlight is absent, the sunlight reaches those souls. That departed forefathers come down to the earth and visit their children and descendants on this day. On the other hand, Amavasya is quite unfavorable as there is a belief that evil spirits are potent and roam free, especially on this day. This is the day when black magic or tantra can undoubtedly reach its perfection.

English CTRMoon and Sun come together at the same degrees (12°). The Moon reflects the mind, and Sun reflects Soul, and the proximity of both in one zodiac creates ‘Samadhi’, which leads to unusual feelings in both the physical body and mind.

Importance of Amavasya

We worship Lord Shiva on the day of Amavasya as he controls all evil spirits and great powers. People worship Lord Shiva to ensure that the evil spirits active on this day do not harm us and for protection from these forces.

Every Amavasya is considered auspicious for the worship of ancestors. Therefore, Shraadh should be done for the ancestors. This Puja likewise ensures good birth in the family – children with no physical or mental congenital disabilities. People worship Goddess Durga, Lord Narasimha, Lord Hanuman, and Lord Shani to get rid of evil spirits and other astrological inconveniences.

Effect of Amavasya on human life

  • Amavasya is an ideal day to perform black magic and serious dislikes.
  • Since there is no moon, Amavasya night is dim, giving the ideal setting to invoke the debilitating powers.
  • InstaAstro advises not to go on the night of Amavasya.
  • The reason is as there is no evening glow, it welcomes a parcel of difficulty and danger.
  • Various astrologers indicate against performing any important service on that day as the Moon and the obligatory planet are not absolute in Hindu oracles.
  • In some fields, people do some good things during the day. There is no fresh start or necessary administration on the day of Amavasya. It is not an auspicious time to do so. 
  • Symbolically, the period from Amavasya to Purnima (whole Moon) is significant and is a gradual movement. 

What Do You Need to Do During Amavasya?

  • For mental clarity, clean every corner of the house and throw away unnecessary garbage.
  • Feeding wheat flour balls to the fish on the arrival of the Amavasya removes small obstacles in the way of wealth.
  • Assuming that a person is sick in the house, get up before sunrise, take a bath, and take a strand of string from the patient’s clothing.
  • Light a lamp using diya and keep it in front of Hanuman ji while reciting Hanuman Chalisa. You will track a clear difference in the person’s health and make sure that you do this continuously for 7 Tuesdays and Saturdays.


As astrology says, there are a lot of things one should avoid to do on a day of Amavasya. But this day has a positive side as well. Conduction of various auspicious rituals are on an Amavasya day. Offering prayers to ancestors, praying to Lord Shiva and Lord Hanuman, feeding the poor are just a few things one can do. Amavasya has the power to bring positive and happy events like females being able to conceive on an Amavaysa night. There is no harm in being careful and following some simple rules to make yourself feel more protected. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What is an Amavasya night?

Amavasya has many negative tones and superstitions to it. Astrologically, when the moon and sun come in alignment with each other in the same Zodiac and conjunction, the occurrence of Amavasya happens. It is an astronomical as well as astrological occurrence. One should be careful of the inauspicious day but not to the extent of being scared of it. Precaution is just enough.

2. Is Amavasya good day?

Amavasya comes with an attachment of many bad omens. Various activities are advised not to be done on this day. Wrongdoings like black magic and putting curses are performed. But it does not mean that no ritual or activity can be performed on this day. It is a good time for paying respect and remembering your ancestors. When the moonlight is not present, the light of the sun reaches for their souls.

3. What is the importance of Amavasya?

Scientifically speaking, it is an important transition between moon cycles. Astrologically, we worship Lord Shiva. He is believed to control all bad spirits. So by praying to him, we secure our safety. This ensures protection from bad omens and black magic. It is an auspicious time to worship our ancestors. We ask for healthy births in the family and to bless all with happiness.

4. What to do on Amavasya?

There are simple tricks and activities you can perform on the day of Amavasya for your own benefit. Cleaning up the corners of the house and throwing away all the unnecessary collected garbage is one of the main activities done during the day. You should pray to Lord Hanuman and chant Hanuman Chalisa. This will help your health and protect you from bad spirits.

5. What is Shraadh?

In Hinduism, Shraadh is a 16 days ritual with multiple activities to pay homage to the ancestors. This is done to show that the family wishes to repay the ancestors for love and protection. During this period, we offer prayers to the departed souls and food to the people in need and pandits in temples. Pind Daan can be performed by any child of the departed member. Gender is no bar.

6. Can I open an office on the day of Amavasya?

It is strictly advised not to have any new venture or a fresh start on Amavasya. It is an inauspicious day to start something new. This time signifies the gradual change and shifts from one moon cycle to another.

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