Bhadrapada Amavasya Rituals to Eradicate Hindrances and Doshas in Kundli

Bhadrapada Amavasya, also known as Pithori or Kusha Grahani Amavasya, is observed on August 19, Wednesday. We all know that bathing, donating and performing Tarpan are considered to be highly important on this day. You must be thinking that Amavasya falls in every month, then what is special on this day. Those who are not aware of its importance or rituals can ask our astrologers and get detailed information.

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What Makes Bhadrapada Amavasya Special?

Kusha (grass) is procured for performing rituals on Bhadrapada Amavasya. It is believed that procuring religious Kusha for performing rituals on this day is considered to be highly beneficial and pious. This day, we perform rituals for the salvation of departed souls. On the other hand, women observe fast for their husband and children at some places. Also, you can please Lord Shani, Lord Shiva and Mother Durga with your good deeds easily. In South India, the day of Pithori Amavasya is observed as Polala Amavasya and people worship Mother Poleramma, who is a form of Mother Parvati. 

Bhadrapada Amavasya 2020 Auspicious Muhurat

Amavasya Begins: 18 August, 2020  at 10:41:11 
Amavasya Ends: 19 August, 2020 at 08:12:40

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Significance of Bhadrapada Amavasya

Amavasya falling every month has its own significance. The Amavasya falling in the Bhadrapada Month is also known as Khush Grahani Amavasya as on this day, Kusha is procured for performing rituals. This Amavasya is named as Kushotpatini Amavasya in ancient scriptures. It is believed that Kusha which is procured on this day is highly beneficial and fruitful for a year if used for religious activities. If Bhadrapada Amavasya is falling on Monday then, this Kusha can be used for 12 years.

Ten types of Kushas are mentioned in scriptures. On the day of Kushagrahani Amavasya, whichever of these ten types of grass is easily available, has to be procured but this must be kept in mind that Kusha must be pulled with hands and the leaves must remain intact. The appropriate time to collect Kusha is at dawn and in the North direction.

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Rituals for this day

  • People circumambulate around (Pradakshina) the Peepal tree on the day of Bhadrapada Amavasya. Along with this, raw milk mixed with black sesame seeds and Ganga Jal is offered for the peace of departed souls.
  • In scriptures, worshipping Lord Shiva holds special importance on this day.  
  • On the day of Kushagrahini Amavasya, Kusha should be pulled with the right hand and used for worship.
  • Women who have sons must worship Mother Durga for the prosperity and long life of their sons. At certain places, women observe the fast of Bhadrapada Amavasya to be blessed with a son. 
  • If natives are suffering from the malefic effects of Lord Shani and Rahu-Ketu in one’s horoscope, then one has to donate in the names of departed souls and perform the ritual of Tarpan.
  • People who have Kaal Sarp Dosh in their kundli may worship for removal the bad effects.
  • One must donate to the needy according to one’s financial capacity.
  • If someone in the family is suffering from ill-health, then serve food to the poor in his name.
  • The cow must be fed on this day in the names of departed souls. Also, the native must perform Pindaan on the banks of rivers.

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Bhadrapada Amavasya Also Known As Pithori Amavasya 

Bhadrapada Amavasya is also known as Pithori Amavasya. On this day, Maa Durga is devotedly venerated with all rituals. According to ancient scriptures, Maa Parvati first told Devraj Inder’s wife Indrani about the significance of this fast. Married women aspiring for children and those already having one observe fast for the prosperity and longevity of their children.

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Rituals Followed On The Day Of Bhadrapada Amavasya

Let us learn in detail about all the rituals performed on this auspicious day:

  • Take a bath in a river, pond or reservoir before dawn and if not possible, then take a bath at home by mixing Ganga Jal in bathing water along with Kusha. 
  • Wear clean clothes and take an oath while keeping water in hand.
  • Offer water to Lord Sun and sesame seeds in the running water.
  • Peeth means flour. Prepare idols of 64 Goddesses and adore them with ornaments or Shringar.
  • Keep all the idols in one plate and worship them with fruits, flowers, dhoop, sindoor, etc.
  • In the end, perform Aarti of all goddesses and take their blessings.
  • After performing all the rituals, Prasad must be offered to a Brahmin or an elderly person in the family. Also, seek their blessings.
  • Donate to the needy or a Brahmin as per your capacity.
  • In the evening, lit a Diya with mustard oil under the Peepal tree in remembrance of departed souls and circumambulate around the same for 7 times. 
  • Amavasya is also known as the day of Lord Shani. So, the Lord must be worshipped on this day.

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