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Date, shubh muhurat, customs, and significance of Vaishakha Amavasya 2024

The coming of an important event is today. Vaishakha Amavasya is celebrated annually with great devotion and respect. We honor and adore our ancestors and predecessors on this unique day. But it is not considered lucky for happy events like engagements and weddings. Vaishakha Amavasya is devoted only to paying tribute to our ancestors. Customs on this day include feeding animals, taking a Ganga bath, and doing Pitru Puja. Let’s explore some important information as we get ready to celebrate this significant event.

Time and Length of Event

According to Drik Panchang, Vaishakha Amavasya in 2024 will begin at 11:40 AM on May 7 and end at 8:51 AM on May 8. On May 7, people nationwide mark this day.

Customs and Holidays

On Vaishakha Amavasya, devotees prepare sattvik (pure) meals at home and take a cleansing bath to start the day. It is usual to invite Brahmins to the residence and feed them roti or chapati, which is thereafter given to the cows. Offerings of cash, food, and clothing are offered to the Brahmins at Pitru Tarpan. Touching the feet of the Brahmins is another custom of asking for blessings. Furthermore, arranging Pitru Gayatri is said to lessen Pitru Dosha, and doing a hawna or yajna is seen as auspicious.

Importance of Amavasya Vaishakha

Vaishakha Amavasya is a significant day since it is a day to commemorate and remember our ancestors. Pitru Tarpan, Pind Daan, and Pitru Puja are among the practices that are said to bring wealth and harmony to the family. During this season, it is also considered auspicious to worship the peepal tree. It is not advisable to have housewarmings, weddings, engagements, or other happy gatherings on this day. In order to bathe in the Ganges River’s hallowed waters, many people go to holy locations like Prayagraj, Haridwar, and Rishikesh.

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