Somvati Amavasya 2024: When is Somvati Amavasya, know the rules and worship method

Somvati Amavasya has great significance in Sanatan Dharma. This day is marked by the taking of the holy bath and fasting. On this day devotees also worship Lord Vishnu and their ancestors and give offerings to them. Let us find out the date of Somvati Amavasya, the puja vidhi and its significance.
Somvati Amavasya 2024, date, puja vidhi and significance

Somvati Amavasya 2024, date, puja vidhi and significance

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Amavasya Tithi has great significance in Sanatan Dharam. If the date of Amavasya happens to fall on a Monday or a Saturday, then its importance increases even more. If it falls on Monday, it will be called Somvati Amavasya.
Astrology provides several rules regarding this day. This time the Amavasya date of Chaitra month will start on Monday, April 8, 2024 at 03:21 and it will end on the same day on April 8, 2024 at 11:50 pm. There is a tradition of worshipping Lord Shiva and Maa Parvati and observe a fast on the day of Somvati Amavasya. So let us know what to do and what not to do on Somvati Amavasya.
What To Do and Not do onSomvati Amavasya
  • Offer food, water and other things to your ancestors. By making offerings to one’s ancestors on this day, one gets freedom from Pitra Dosh.
  • Do not consume non-vegetarian food or alcohol.
  • Recite the scriptures.
  • On this day it is prohibited to eat things like gram, lentils, mustard greens and radish.
  • Give maximum emphasis on worship.
  • Worship Lord Vishnu apart from one’s ancestors.
  • Avoid getting angry or getting into arguments and confrontations on this date.
Puja Vidhion Somvati Amavasya
On the day of Somvati Amavasya, one should wake up in the morning in Brahma Muhurta and start the day by meditating on Gods and Goddesses. After this one should take a bath either in the river Ganga or add Ganga water to one’s bath water.
After this one should offer water to Surya Dev. Then take a pledge to fast and anoint Lord Shiva with Panchamrit. After this one should worship Lord Shiva and Maa Parvati. After this, offer raw milk to the Peepal tree and revolve around it 7 times. Apart from this, there is a tradition of mixing paddy, betel leaves and standing turmeric and offering it to the Tulsi tree as per the rituals.
In the afternoon, put sesame seeds in water and offer it in the south direction in the name of ancestors. Light a lamp under the Peepal tree in the evening. It is said that this pleases Bholenath, Goddess Lakshmi and Shani Dev.
According to astrologers, a rare Indra Yoga is being formed on the date of Somvati Amavasya this time. By worshiping Lord Vishnu in this yoga, one will likely get relief from the ongoing problems in their life.
Indra Yoga
According to astrologers, after many years a rare and auspicious Indra Yoga is being formed on Chaitra Amavasya. The duration of this yoga will last till 06:14 pm. Worship and auspicious works can be done in this yoga. However, no auspicious work should be done in Kharmas.
Shiv Vas
On Somvati Amavasya, Lord Shiva and Adishakti will remain with Maa Parvati till 11.50 pm. If Lord Shiva is worshiped during this period, one’s every wish is fulfilled by Lord Shiva. According to the scriptures when Lord Shiva is with Maa Parvati, performing Rudrabhishek, then it gives manifold results to the devotees.
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