Amavasya means the lunar phase of the New moon in Sanskrit. Amavasya (अमावस्या), in Hindu mythology, means is a name given to the New Moon or no moon’s night.
The Hindu calendar follows the lunar month and Amavasya, the new moon night, falls at the beginning of new lunar month which lasts for about 30 days. In 2019, there are 12 Amavasya. Mahalaya Amavasya in 2019 is on September 29.
Below are the Amavasya 2019 dates in Hindu Calendar based on Indian Standard Time.
Amavasya 2019 Date and Time – Amavasya Calendar in 2019 – The No moon Day in Hindu Calendar 2019
|January 05||Paush Amavasya||पौष अमावस्या|
|February 04||Magh Amavasya||माघ अमावस्या|
|March 06||Phalgun Amavasya||फाल्गुन अमावस्या|
|April 05||Chaitra Amavasya||चैत्र अमावस्या|
|May 04||Vaishakh Amavasya||वैशाख अमावस्या|
|June 03||Jyaistha Amavasya||ज्येष्ठ अमावस्या|
|July 02||Ashadha Amavasya||आषाढ़ अमावस्या|
|August 01||Shravan Amavasya||श्रावण अमावस्या|
|August 30||Bhadprada Amavasya||भाद्रपद अमावस्या|
|September 28||Ashwin Amavasya||अश्विन अमावस्या|
|October 28||Kartik Amavasya||कार्तिक अमावस्या|
|November 26||Margashirsha Amavasya||मार्गशीर्ष अमावस्या|
|December 26||Paush Amavasya||पौष अमावस्या|
Meaning of Amavasya – अमावस्या
It is the darkest day in the Hindu month and also the last day in a month in the traditional Hindu calendars followed in Gujarat and Maharashtra.
There are many Hindus who undertake a complete fast on Amavasya. Some Hindu communities only take a single meal on the day. The day is considered apt for doing Tarpan and Shradh for dead parents and other relatives.
Amavasya days is based on Indian Standard Time (IST)
Purnima (पूर्णिमा) (Poornima)
Purnima dates and time in 2019 based on Hindu calendar and Indian Standard Time. Pournami also called Purnima/Poornima is the Full Moon day in Hinduism.
According to Bhavishya Purana, Purnima the full moon day is the most auspicious day for hindus. Every wishes would be complete on this day. Fasting is the way to achieve your goals. Yagya, many vrat and traditions held on Purnima. This day is spiritual day for all devotees. Purnima is the day, when full moon occurs in the sky.
Purnima 2019 dates and time – Poornima – the full moon days
|21 January||Paush Purnima||पौष पूर्णिमा|
|19 February||Magha Purnima||माघ पूर्णिमा|
|20 March||Phalguna Purnima||फाल्गुन पूर्णिमा|
|19 April||Chaitra Purnima||चैत्र पूर्णिमा|
|18 May||Vaishakha Purnima||वैशाख पूर्णिमा|
|17 June||Jyeshtda Purnima||ज्येष्ठ पूर्णिमा|
|16 July||Ashadha Purnima||आषाढ़ पूर्णिमा|
|15 August||Shravana Purnima||श्रावण पूर्णिमा|
|13 September||Bhadrapada Purnima||भाद्रपद पूर्णिमा|
|13 October||Ashwin Purnima||अश्विन पूर्णिमा|
|12 November||Kartik Purnima||कार्तिक पूर्णिमा|
|11 December||Margashirsha Purnima||मार्गशीर्ष पूर्णिमा|
Meaning of Purnima – पूर्णिमा
Purnima, or Poornima, is the full moon day in traditional Hindu calendar. The day is considered highly auspicious by Hindus and some communities fast or keep Vrat (Purnima fasting) from sunrise to sunset on the day. Poornima is known as Pournami in South India.
As per Monier Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary, Purnima means the night or day of full moon. All full moon days are considered important. However, Guru Purnima is given special importance. The first full moon that comes after the summer solstice in the month of Ashadha is known as Guru Purnima.