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Somavati Amavasya

According to the traditional Hindu calendar, the no moon day or Amavasya that largely falls on a Monday is known as Somavati Amavasya or Somvati Amavasi.

In Hindi language, Somvar means Monday. This particular day is considered a highly auspicious day by the Hindu religious followers. On this day, millions of Hindu religious followers take a holy dip early in the morning in sacred Rivers such as Ganga and Yamuna and other local rivers in their neighborhoods.

Most of the married men and women undertake Somavara Amavasya Vrat and also perform different rituals and pujas on this particular day. According to the local legends and Hindu religious scholars, the importance of Somvati Amavasya was meaningfully narrated in the Mahabharata to Yudhishtra by Bhisma.

It is largely said that an individual who takes a bath or dip in the sacred rivers on this particular day would be free from sorrow and grief plus prosperous, free of diseases and be prosperous too. On the other hand, if the family members and relatives take a bath or dip in the sacred rivers then the soul of ancestors will rest in peace.

In order to have a happy married life and for the long lasting life of their husbands, all the married women take the holy bath or dip. On this particular day, they also worship the pipal tree in their neighborhoods. Most of the couples observe Somavara Amavasya Vrata (fasting) in order to have a long and happy married life. Most of the devout Hindu religious followers only have a single meal and fast throughout the whole day.

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