On August 16th, which is today, there is an ‘Adhik Maas’ New Moon (Amavasya). This New Moon occurs once every three years. On the day of Amavasya, performing rituals like bathing, charity, and offering prayers to ancestors helps to alleviate Pitru Dosha, Kaal Sarp Dosha, and Shani Dosha. It also mitigates the accumulated negative karma from past lives and brings happiness to the family. Additionally, specific actions on the day of the ‘Adhik Maas’ Amavasya can either bring positive outcomes or should be avoided. Let’s explore what to do and what not to do on this day.
Date of the ‘Adhik Maas’ Amavasya in 2023
The ‘Adhik Maas’ Amavasya phase begins on August 15th, 2023, at 12:42 PM and ends on August 16th at 3:07 PM. Since sunrise occurs on August 16th, the Amavasya phase of the ‘Adhik Maas’ is considered to be on this day.
Activities to Do on the ‘Adhik Maas’ Amavasya
Feed the hungry and underprivileged people as an offering to your ancestors. Distributing sweet rice to them is considered auspicious and can bring financial relief to your home. After morning rituals like bathing, prepare flour balls and feed them to fish. This practice can help alleviate various troubles.
If you are afflicted by Kaal Sarp Dosha, performing a puja for Nag and Nagin (serpent deities) made of silver and then immersing them in flowing water can provide relief. For the peace of your ancestors’ souls, on the day of the ‘Adhik Maas’ Amavasya, feed a cow, a dog, and a crow.
Feeding a black dog a roti smeared with oil on the ‘Adhik Maas’ Amavasya can help overcome enemies and achieve victory over rivals.
Activities to Avoid on the ‘Adhik Maas’ Amavasya
It is believed that negative energies are heightened during the Amavasya, so it’s advised to avoid visiting desolate places, especially cemeteries and cremation grounds. Avoid conflicts and arguments at home on the day of the Amavasya. Quarrels with family members can displease your ancestors.
Remember, the practices and beliefs mentioned are rooted in tradition and cultural beliefs. It’s important to respect these practices if they hold significance in your life. Always follow what feels right for you.”