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Today Mahalaya(Sarva Pitru,Sarvapitri,Somvati ) Amavashya

Today March 11   is Amavashya.Today Amavashya is Known as Mahalaya Amavashya,Sarva Pitru Amavashya,and Somvati Amavashya.Today is Last Day of Pitru Shraddh.

About Mahalaya Amavashya

This year the Pitru Paksham is from 30th September till 16th October 2012. The Mahalaya Amavasya occurs on 15th October 2012. The old man Krishnan.Vadhyar has been hard at work typing in the Mahalaya Amavasya Tharpanam procedure in Tamil.
Mahalaya Amavasya is one of the major occasion or day for the Hindu religion in India. During that time they do religious acts for the peace of souls of their ancestors. They perform that work each of the year and in this year of 2012 Mahalaya Amavasya is observe today , on 15th of October.
Mahalaya Amavasya is a major occasion of the Pitru Paksha in the Hindu religion in the country of India. It is a most important day to give a respect for the peace of the ancestors. This is the day which is falls in the lunar month of Hindu calendar that is Bhadrapad.
Mahalaya Amavasya is a time to reduce the bad effects of the previous life of our ancestors. It is a time not to only remember our ancestors but also worship the supreme power of the universe with religious acts.
This is a major time to remember the ancestors of a family. People do all the acts of Shradh Paksha. This festival or occasion started with the day of Poornima (full moon day) and ended with the day of Mahalaya Amavasya. This ‘Karma of Shradh’ is most famous in northern and eastern parts of the country of India. During that time people observe fasts. And prepare delicious meals for Brahmins. They give some religious commodities or money to poor or needy people.

Importance of Today Mahalaya Amavashya

The night of new Moon is known Amavasya in Hindu religion.Today is Mahalaya Amavasya is the first night of the first quarter of the lunar month. Sometimes, Amavasya is also known as no Moon night. This is because Moon cannot be seen on the night of Mahalaya  Amavasya. Mahalaya mavasya holds great importance in Hindu religion, tradition as well as culture. Hindus usually use this day for offerings to their dead ancestors. These offerings are known as Tharpanam. Many people believe that Mahalaya  mavasya is an auspicious day. However, there are others who consider it to be an inauspicious day. There has always been an ongoing debate whetherMahalaya Amavasya is an auspicious or inauspicious day.

The term Mahalaya Amavasya is usually used in all regional languages in India. The fortnight from the day of Amavasya is known as Shukla Paksha. Shukla Paksha means ‘the bright half of the month’. Mauni Amavasya and Mahalaya Amavasya are considered to be very auspicious. Mauni amavasya falls in the Hindu Magh month, which is January-February. On the other hand, Mahalaya Amavasya falls in the Ashwayuja month, which is September-October. In the same way, Amavasya falling in the Aadi month is of great importance in Tamil Nadu. On the other hand,Mahalaya Amavasya falling in the month of Karkidakam is of great importance in Kerala.

There are some regions in India where a partial or complete fast is observed on the day of Mahalaya Amavasya. In some areas, Mahalaya  mavasya is also considered to be an ideal day to perform black magic and other evil activities. With the absence of Moon, the night of Mahalaya  mavasya is totally dark, which provides the ideal setting to provoke evil powers. In ancient times, people were advised not to travel on the night of Mahalaya  mavasya. Though superstitions and different versions or legends gave this idea a mythological point of view, there are many who believe that travel was avoided due to the darkness caused by the absence of Moon. Travelling without light could create a lot of difficulties for the traveller and could be full of hardships.

There are many astrologers who advise not to carry out any auspicious activities on the night of Mahalaya  mavasya. This is because the Moon and other important planets of Hindu astrology are not visible on this night. However, there are many parts in India where auspicious activities are carried out on this day. But mostly, any new beginnings or large kind of auspicious ceremonies are not held on this day. Interestingly, the period of Mahalaya  mavasya to Purnima (also known as the full Moon night) is considered to be a person’s gradual awakening and transcendence to fullness. Some believe that this period calls for the gradual realization of the supreme soul.

Amavasya in Pandokhar Dham

Pram Pujya Shri Gurusharan Maharaj says that during Amavasya people must visit Pandhokhar Dham to bless themselves by Lord Hanumanji, All the problems of Human beings can be solved out by just taking Darshan of Pandokhar Sarkar. On Amavasya in Pandokhar Dham people must take dip or shower in Pushpawati holy Nadi( Pahuj/Aswa river equivalent to holy river Gangas ). Then do Darshan of Surya Bala ji ( Shiv bala ji), Darshan of Shri Ram Darbar & Manshapurna Hanumaji also known as Shri Pandokhar Srakar, Darshan of Shri Krishna Mahabharat Kaleen Charan near Neem Tree, Darshan of Shri Hatiwaan Maharaj, Darshan of Shri Samdhi Wale Maharaj, Darshan & Ashirwad of Shri Pram Pujya Shri Gurusaran Maharaj. Chanting of Pandokhar Sarkar Chalisa 11 times & Om Namah Shivaye Maala Jaap 11 Times. Rakshasurta Dharan on the hands.

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