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Hinduism - Why Is The New Moon Or Amavasya Considered Auspicious By Hindus?


(Amavasya) The new moon in northern India generally signifies the middle of the lunar month, but in southern India, it usually signifies the end.

Unlike the full moon, which is usually auspicious due to its connections with fullness and completion, the new moon is more equivocal due to its links with darkness and emptiness.

Diwali, one of the most significant Hindu religious celebrations, occurs on the new moon of Kartik (October–November).

On other instances, such as a Somavati Amavasya, a new moon that falls on a Monday, the new moon may be very auspicious.

The new moon, on the other hand, is less unambiguously favorable than the full moon.

Not only are there fewer festivities around the new moon, but there are also a higher percentage of holidays that occur during the waxing part of the lunar month.

The new moon and the dark, waning half are not inherently bad, although they are seen as less fortunate than the light half and the full moon.

~Kiran Atma

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