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Amavasya August 2018 Date and Time – Amavas in Hindu Calendar in August 2018

Amavasya is the no moon day in a month in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. Amavasya August 2018 date is August 11. Time – Amavas begins at 6:01 PM on August 10 to 3:35 PM on August 11. The Amavasya Vrat is on August 11. Snan, dhan, Shradh and Tarpan are performed on August 11. The Amavasya is known as Somvati Amavasya as it falls on Monday. Amavasya marks the end of the dark fortnight or waning phase of moon in a Hindu calendar.

Important Rituals on August 11, 2018

Hariyali Amavas in North India.

Bheemana Amavasya in Karnataka.

Gatari Amavasya in Maharashtra.

Chitalagi Amavas in Orissa.

Aadi Amavasi

Karkidaka Vavu Bali is observed on the day in Kerala.

Amavasya is the darkest day in a traditional Hindu month and is considered both auspicious and inauspicious by different Hindu communities.

There are many Hindus who undertake a fast on Amavasi. Some devotees only take a single meal on the day.