Bhaumvati Amavasya


When Amavasya tithi falls on a Tuesday, it is referred as Bhaumvati Amavasya. According to the Puranas and several important scriptures, Amavasya’s energies are multiplied when it falls on Tuesday- mangalwara making it ideal for performing ancestral rituals like ‘pitru daan’ and ‘pitru tarpanam’. Bhaumvati Amavasya is also called ‘Bhaumya Amavasya’ or ‘Bhomvati Amavasya.

Bhaumvati Amavasya 2023

Tue , 21st Mar 2023

Significance

Amavasya is the darkest day of the lunar month. Planet Moon will not be visible on this day and starts growing into a full moon from absolute absence, thus this day is called No Moon or New Moon day. Astronomically, on this day both plants Sun and Moon conjoin or meet at same point making moon invisible from Earth. It is a powerful window to connect with ancestors of both maternal and paternal sides. Ancestors in this Vedic context usually denote 7 generations prior to you. Divine energy available on this day is capable of smashing blocks and hindrances in the channel connecting us with our ancestors. Each of our cell carry DNA material that has scattered across 7 generations, which denotes that every physical attribute, soul memory, every energy world experience has an ancestor influence. Understanding this, our Vedic seers have designed Tarpanam and Pitru paksha techniques to clear obstacles that stops our progress. It is believed that when the ancestors are liberated, their karma will also be dissolved, freeing us from the past karmic load inherited through them. This could be the onset of new phase, also enables good karma through them to plunge into action.

The presiding deities of Amavasya are the Pitru Devathas. Lord Shiva, Goddess Kali, Lord Narasimhamurthy, Lord Hanuman and Planet Saturn are also powerful on this tithi and tantric remedies are performed for them. 12 Amavasyas (sometimes 13) of a lunar year comes with varying powerful energies aimed at dissolving different blocks that we encounter in life.

When Bhaumvati Amavasya falls in the ‘Chatur Maas’ period or ‘Adhika Maasa’ it is even more auspicious to perform remedies and rituals.

Rituals

Devotees begin the day with a holy dip in a sacred river or at home with few sesame seeds dropped in the bathing water makes it holy. Worship altar is cleaned and organised for pooja. People visit the water bodies of the temple or lakes for performing Tarpanam. People prefer Rameshwaram or other powerful Lord Shiva temples for the rituals. Freshly prepared food is offered in the form of Pind Daan (rice balls with sesame seeds). People fast the whole day or break their fast after sunset with a simple sattvic meal. Avoid consuming non-vegetarian food and use of onion or garlic in cooking. Some people observe a whole day or partial fasting for their ancestors and break their fast by the end of the day. Feeding crows on Amavasya is considered auspicious, as it is believed that the ancestors descend to the earth plane in the form of crows to accept our offerings. People also make charities to the poor and needy.

Benefits

  • The day of Bhaumvati Amavasya is dedicated to worshipping planet Mars -Mangal, since all remedies for Mangal Dosha performed on this day reaps instant benefits. 
  • This Amavasya is also a propitious day for ‘Daana’ and ‘Punya’ activities.
  • Fasting on this Amavasya is believed to free us from ‘Pitru Dosha’.

Do's and Don'ts

Do's

  • We can water the Peepal tree and recite the mantra, “Om Namo Bhagvate Vasudevaaya.”
  • We can feed crows as it is believed that our ancestors descend to the earth plane as crows to accept our offerings. 
  • We can circumambulate the Peepal tree 108 times. This also gives good fresh prana.
  • Giving green leafy vegetables to cows gives a lot of benefits.
  • Silence should be followed as much as we can.
  • Donate food and clothes to the poor and needy.
  • Planting tulsi plants or watering tulsi plants in temple premises is considered auspicious.

Don'ts

  • Avoid consuming onion, garlic, and other negative prana foods.
  • Do not yield to your temptations and emotional urges today.

All Bhaumvati Amavasya dates in 2023 and Amavasya Tithi Timing

DATE

Amavasya Tithi Timing 

March 21st
Tuesday

Amavasya Tithi Timing : Mar 21, 1:47 AM - Mar 21, 10:53 PM

December 12th
Tuesday

Amavasya Tithi Timing : Dec 12, 6:24 AM - Dec 13, 5:02 AM