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Amavasya in January 2018 date and time in Hindu Calendar - No Moon Day or Amavas in 2018

Amavasya is the no moon day (some refer it as new moon day) in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. Amavasya January 2018 date is January 16 and January 17.  Amavasya Vrat is marked on January 16, 2018 - a single meal is taken while fasting on the day by some Hindu communities.

The famous Thai Amavasya is observed in calendars followed in Tamil Nadu on January 16.

The day is observed as Mauni Amavasya in many regions.

It is an important bathing date during Magh Mela.

Shradh and Tarpan rituals are to be performed on the morning of January 16, 2018.

The fortnight that starts with Amavasi is the Shukla Paksha or the waxing phase of the moon.

January 16, 2018 Amavasya is the Magh Amavasya in calendars followed in North India.

In calendars followed in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh it is the Paush Amavasya. Magh month begins in these regions from the next day.