Astrological Significance Of Chaitra Amavasya
In Hinduism, the Amavasya and Poornima dates are given utmost importance. Both these dates fall once every month. Therefore, 12 Amavasya dates and 12 Poornima dates are observed every year. The noteworthy information here is that the Amavasya that falls in a particular Hindu month is known as the Amavasya of that month. For instance, the Amavasya that falls during the Hindu month of Chaitra is known as Chaitra Amavasya 2022.
Mostly, performing charity and donating work for ancestors, and taking baths in the holy rivers are considered significant on Amavasya. It is believed that worshipping our ancestors along with the Sun on Chaitra Amavasya pleases our ancestors. If we talk about Chaitra Amavasya this year, then according to the Udaya Tithi, Chaitra Amavasya will fall on April 1.
Importance of Chaitra Amavasya
As per religious beliefs, if a devotee bathes in the holy rivers then he attains lifelong blessings of Lord Vishnu. Besides this, by worshipping the Moon with proper rituals, the native appeases the Moon and attains its blessings of lifelong happiness and prosperity.
Chaitra Amavasya: Astrological Significance
If we talk about the astrological significance then the Amavasya day is the one on which the Sun and the Moon are present in the same zodiac sign. According to astrology, the Sun represents the fire element, while the Moon is considered an epitome of calmness, i.e. the symbol of peace. In this context, when the Moon comes under the influence of the Sun, its impact gradually diminishes. So, this day has been given special importance for the concentration of the mind.
The religion and astrology experts believe that the sacred day of Amavasya is best for spiritual contemplation. Apart from this, it is believed that the natives born on Amavasya day are born with the Moon defect (Chandra Dosh) in their charts.
Rituals Performed On Chaitra Amavasya
- Waking up early on Chaitra Amavasya and bathing in Holy Rivers have been given importance on this day. However, if not possible, one can add a few drops of Ganga Jal to the bathing water at home and take a bath. This will give the same benefits.
- After bathing, worship the Sun and your ancestors.
- Then you must donate grains, clothes, white food items, earthen water pots, etc., to the needy as per your capability. By doing so, the ancestors are pleased, and they also attain salvation. The natives obtain infallible results too.
Chaitra Amavasya, Last Day Of the Hindu Year
Chaitra Amavasya is given more importance than other Amavasyas because it is the last day of the Hindu year. Chaitra Amavasya is the last day of the Vikram Samvat year. Chaitra Amavasya is followed by Chaitra Shukla Pratipada, which is regarded as the first day of the Hindu New Year. It is said that Chaitra Shukla Pratipada is the day when Lord Brahma created the universe.