About Somvati Amavasya
Amavasya is no moon day. Amavasya that falls on Monday (Somvar) is called as Somvati Amavasya. In Hindu calendar, it is considered as highly important day. Find Somvati Amavasya 2017 dates below.
Somvati Amavasya 2017 Dates
As per Indian Standard Time (IST), Somvati Amavasya is falling two times in 2017
- 21, August
- 18, December
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Rituals on Somvati Amavasya
Hindus believe that worshipping Lord Shiva by chanting lingastakam on Somvati Amavasya gives immense benefits. Pitra Tarpan, Shraddha is also offered to forefathers on this day to bring peace to ancestor’s soul.
People also worship Peepal tree (Sacred fig, pippala tree, bodhi tree, Ravi chettu or ashwattha tree) on this day. Women tie a sacred thread 108 times around its trunk.
It is believed that in Peepal tree the gods reside – Lord Brahma in Roots, Vishnu in Trunk and Shiva in Leaves.
There is a scientific reason also behind it, Peepal tree release oxygen even in nights as all other trees releases Carbon dioxide.