Margashirsha Amavasya is of great significance among Hindus. It is also known as Mrigshira Amavasya and is observed on the 15th day of Krishna Paksha in the month of Margashirsha.
On this day, there is a tradition to bathe in the holy rivers in the morning and then donate food to the needy. People believe that this will remove their sins. By doing this, the ancestors are pleased and the one who sacrifices receives their blessings.
Margashirsha Amavasya — Date and Time:
Beginning of Margashirsha Amavasya Tithi: Today, November 23, Wednesday, from 6:53 am
Margashirsha Amavasya Tithi ends: tomorrow November 24, Thursday, at 04:26 AM
Sunrise: 06:50 in the morning
Sarvartha Siddhi Yoga: Tonight 9:37 PM to Tomorrow 6:51 AM
Shobhan Yoga: Today until 3.40 pm
Amrit Siddhi Yoga: Tonight 9:37 PM to Tomorrow 6:51 AM
Bath donation time: 6:40 AM to 8:01 AM
Get up early in the morning and take a bath.
Then offer arghya to the sun god with water, flowers, akshat and red sandalwood, and chant the Surya mantra.
Light a Diya with ghee and offer water and prayer to the ancestors. This pleases the ancestors, which pleases them and they bless you for a happy life.
Then prepare satvik food and offer it to the brahmins.
After that, the older male member of the Pitra family will perform Tarpan.
Then donate clothes, food, blankets, etc. to a poor Brahmin. This donation should be made according to your assets.
If you have Pitra Dosh, then you can perform Shradh, Pinddaan, etc. of your ancestors on this day. This will remove the Pitra Dosh.
Feeding crows, dogs and cows on this day is considered very auspicious.
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