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Mahalaya Amavasya 2013

Mahalaya Amavasya 2013, Mahalaya Amavasya 2013 date, when is Mahalaya Amavasya in 2013?

According to the Hindu traditional calendar, during Mahalaya paksha shraddh, on the New Moon day (Amavasya), Sarva Pitru Amavasya is largely observed. In 2013, Mahalaya Amavasya date is October 4.

As per North Indian calendar, during Ashwin month, this particular Amavasya falls. As per South Indian calendar, this particular Amavasya falls in the Bhadrapada month.

It is to be highly noted that on the next day of Mahalaya Amavasya, Durga Navaratri festival begins.

It is to be highly remembered that the last day of Pitru Paksha is Mahalaya Amavasya. The term Amavasya means new moon day and the term Sarva Pitru means all ancestors and forefathers.

On this particular day, religious Shraddha and Tarpan are wholeheartedly performed to all the ancestors and forefathers. Mahalaya Amavasya is the most significant day for Pitru Paksha.

Devotees indulge in performing rites on this particular day on the bank of the river and other holy spots. The day is special for ancestor worship and food offering is done to them.

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