Chaitra Amavasya 2024

You will be surprised to learn these secrets about Chaitra Amavasya. According to Hindu Panchang, this year Chaitra Amavasya will be celebrated on 08 April 2024. Fast, Puja and donation in the name of ancestors are observed on the Amavasya Tithi of Krishna Paksha in Chaitra month. Bathing in holy rivers and holy places on Chaitra Amavasya holds religious importance.

Important facts related to Chaitra Amavasya

Chaitra Amavasya is a very important date. Activities that involve the attainment of power, Tantra, Mantra and spiritual development commence on this day. A devotee who desires to improve his/her power and energy will be successful in doing so on this day.

Along with Puja, Tapasya and Jagran also hold great importance in Chaitra Amavasya. But it is worth noting that the Jagran is performed only by those who observe celibacy and are away from their respective families.

Amavasya Tithi is considered useful for Tantra Puja and Mantra Siddhi. Due to this Tantra Anushthan performed on this day is highly effective. The night of Amavasya is considered very special to awaken certain types of energies.

Tasks that should be done on Chaitra Amavasya

  • After taking an early morning bath, water should be offered to Surya Dev.
  • Pitra Tarpan should be performed for deceased ancestors in the South direction.
  • Worship Lord Vishnu and perform Jal Abhishek on Shivling.
  • Pitra Stotra or Pitra Sutak Paath should be recited.
  • Raw Lassi and Gangajal should be offered on the Pipal tree.
  • Along with this, black sesame seeds, sugar, rice, water, and flowers should also be offered on the Pipal tree.
  • Chapati and green fodder should be offered to the cow.
  • Tulsi Puja should be performed and red thread should be tied around it.
  • On this day, a lamp of cow’s Ghee should be lit in the northeast direction of the house.
  • One lamp should be lit at the main door of the house also.
  • Chastity and Brahmacharya should be followed.

What not to do during Chaitra Amavasya

  • Avoid consuming non-vegetarian and alcohol on this day.
  • Avoid physical relations.
  • Avoid visiting a deserted place.
  • Don’t consume white coloured food items given by someone else.
  • Ensure cleanliness.

Remedies to follow on Chaitra Amavasya

Chaitra Krishna Paksha Amavasya is also known as Bhoot Amavasya at some places. On this day, make small balls of wheat flour and put them in a river or reservoir that contains fish. This will remove all the negativity from life.

  • Foodgrains should be fed to birds on this day.
  • Sugar and wheat flour should be fed to ants.
  • Food, clothes, etc. should be given to poor people in charity.People who are suffering from Kaal Sarp Yog should perform Puja on this day. Jal Abhishek on Shivling should be performed for the peace of Kaal Sarp Yog. Naag Dev should be worshipped. Once a snake couple made up of silver is worshipped, it should be cleaned in running water for the peace of Kaal Sarp Yoga.

    How to perform Pitra Puja on Chaitra Amavasya?

    According to Garuda Purana, this day is considered important for ancestors.
    If Pitra Pujan, fast, etc. are observed on this day, then the devotee can get relief from any type of Pitra Dosha. It is believed that our ancestors visit the Earth on this day. When donations and charity are done in their name they bless the devotee with growth of the family and happiness.
    While offering water to Surya Dev in the morning, the following Mantra should be recited - ‘'ॐ पितृभ्य: नम:’. This Mantra can be recited the whole day also.

    Pitra Tarpan in the name of ancestors should be performed while facing the south direction.

    Fast in the name of ancestors should be observed.

    Pitra Stotra or Pitra Sutak should be read.

    Astrological importance of Chaitra Amavasya

    According to astrology, the Moon is considered to be weak on this day. The natives born on this day have weak Moon in their horoscope, and as an impact of this, their decision making power will be weak. They will be emotional and will easily get influenced by others.

    The weak Chandrama Dosha can be resolved by worshipping the Moon on this day. Along with this, performing Shivling Puja and offering milk food items to the poor helps in getting auspicious results from the Moon. For this reason, bathing and worshiping in holy rivers, etc., are particularly advised to be done on this day. This eliminates negative energy and positive energy flows within all of us.

    Tithi importance of Chaitra Amavasya

    According to mythological and religious beliefs, devotees who bathe in the Ganga and other holy rivers on this day are absolved of all their sins and are blessed. Along with bathing, Pitra Tarpan, Surya Arghya and offering food to the Brahmins according to one’s capability helps in giving peace to the ancestors. Donating sesame seeds on this day is considered highly auspicious. Apart from this donating Kheer amongst the poor is also considered beneficial.