Aadi Amavasai On Saturday 11th August 2018
Aadi Amavasai Muhurtham/Timings:
Amavasai Tithi Starts = 19:07 on 10-August-2018
Amavasai Tithi Ends = 15:27 on 11-August-2018
About Aadi Amavasya:
Aadi Amavasya is the new Moon Day that falls in the Tamil month of Aadi (July – August). Aadi Amavasai is one of the three most powerful days of the Moon to offer the Tarpanam to honor his ancestors and receive their eternal blessings.
Importance of Aadi Amavasai:
The month of Aadi is considered auspicious when the divine forces bless the earth gracefully and answer their prayers. Offering tarpanam rituals for their ancestors on Aadi Amavasya Day helps their souls to obtain Moksha (salvation) and also grants them their blessings.
Astrologically, any day of Amavasai, the Sun and the Moon reside in the same sign. The sun signifies your father and your soul; while the moon means your mother and your spirit. Aadi Amavasai assumes greater importance because the Sun and the Moon inhabit the sign of the Moon that is Cancer.
It is believed that in Aadi Amavasai, spirits are more willing to accept their offerings and are satiated when their successors perform tarpanam rituals for them. Also every year in the month of Aadi, the sun moves to the south, which is called ‘Dakshinayanam’. Since this is the first day of the New Moon of the period, it is considered the most powerful day to perform tarpanam rituals to their ancestors.