Hariyali Amavasya 2023 Date Puja Vidhi Shravan Month Amavasya
With the arrival of monsoon, the sound of major festivals of Hinduism starts. Hariyali Amavasya, a festival celebrated in the holy month of Sawan, holds great significance. It is considered highly auspicious in Hinduism. You must have known about Hariyali Teej, just three days before this festival is celebrated. A day after Shravan Shivratri, this festival is celebrated with great pomp. This year this important festival is on Monday 17th July 2023. On the day of Hariyali Amavasya, people go near nature and admire its beauty.
Hariyali Amavasya date and time
The new moon of Shravan or Sawan month is known as Hariyali Amavasya. This year this festival of Hariyali Amavasya will be celebrated on 17th July 2023.
- Amavasya Tithi Begins – 10:08 PM on Jul 16, 2023
- Amavasya Tithi Ends – 12:01 AM on Jul 18, 2023
Significance of Hariyali Amavasya
Hariyali Amavasya has great importance in Hinduism, it is celebrated on the new moon of Shravan month. This Amavasya has a lot of importance as compared to other Amavasyas. In the rainy season, this festival of Hariyali Amavasya is celebrated with great pomp, admiring the beauty of nature. Lord Shiva is worshipped on this day. The festival of Hariyali Amavasya is very famous in the northern states of India like Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh. Also it is celebrated in many parts of the country. However, it is addressed by different names. It is celebrated as Gatari Amavasya in Maharashtra, Chukkal Amavasya in Andhra Pradesh and Chitlagi Amavasya in Orissa. There are different cultures in our country, everyone has different customs and traditions. On the basis of that this festival is celebrated. After understanding the importance of Hariyali Amavasya, let us share with you some interesting things related to Hariyali Amavasya worship method and Hariyali Amavasya.
Why is Hariyali Amavasya special?
Every festival in India has its own importance. Amavasya falling in the holy month of Sawan is known as Hariyali Amavasya. On this day, devotees visit temples in many states of India to offer prayers. Especially in Mathura and Vrindavan, the splendor of this festival can be seen. On this day, devotees of Lord Krishna visit the Banke Bihari temple in Mathura, Dwarkadhish and Vrindavan for special darshan of Lord Krishna. There is a Phool Bungalow in the Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan, which is very famous among the devotees. On the day of Hariyali Amavasya, apart from Krishna temples, special Shiva darshan is arranged in various Shiva temples.
What to do on Hariyali Amavasya (Hariyali Amavasya ke din kya karen)
The day of Hariyali Amavasya is dedicated to the ancestors. On this day the worshipers should wake up early and take a bath. After this, worship should be done to please their ancestors, as well as special food should be made for the Brahmins. Apart from this, worshipers also worship Lord Shiva on this day and take blessings of wealth and prosperity. Apart from this, chanting eight mantras dedicated to Lord Shiva is also considered very auspicious. Special rituals are organized in the temples of Lord Shiva on this day. Wherever the devotees visit their deity Devadhidev Mahadev and express their gratitude towards him. Also, women pray for the well being of their husbands. On this day, food should be eaten only after completing the ritual of worship. In many parts of India, grand fairs are organized on the day of Hariyali Amavasya.
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Plant trees on Hariyali Amavasya
As the name suggests, greenery has a lot of significance on the day of Hariyali Amavasya. This festival falls in the month of Sawan, till then nature is covered with a sheet of greenery. If you plant a tree on this day, and take care of it, then you get merit. Trees are also important in the most important elements of human life. Oxygen, the most essential element for humans, is obtained from trees only. Keeping this in mind, our ancient pundits and astrologers have told virtues to plant saplings on the day of Hariyali Amavasya. According to Vedic astrologers, there is a tradition of planting Neem for health, Banana for children, Tulsi for happiness and Amla for Lakshmi.
Which plant should you plant to get the desired results in life, let us know about it…
- To get Lakshmi – Tulsi, Amla, Bilvapatra and Banana tree should be planted.
- For health – Amla, Palash, Brahmi, Arjun, Tulsi and Sunflower plants should be planted.
- For good luck – plant Arjun, Ashok, coconut or banyan tree.
- For children – Plant Bilva, Neem, Nagkeshar, Peepal or Ashwagandha trees.
- For happiness – Plant Kadamba, Neem or rich shady trees.
- To get happiness – Plant trees of Parijat, Mogra, Ratrani and Rose.
This time Hariyali Amavasya is coming on August 08 (Sunday). You can plant plants as per your choice at your home.
Rudrabhishek on Hariyali Amavasya
According to Vedic astrology, no auspicious work should be done on the night of Hariyali Amavasya. Because during this time the bright planet Moon is not visible in the sky. It is believed that evil spirits are strongest on this day. Hence black magic is also practised on this day. People worship Lord Shiva and Mata Kali to keep themselves safe from evil spirits. Many people keep fast and offer prayers to the deities. Rudrabhishek has great significance to ward off evil spirits and negativity.
Hariyali Amavasya Puja Method and Story
On the day of Hariyali Amavasya, the sun should rise in the morning at Brahmamuhurta. After this one should worship Goddess Parvati and Lord Shankar after taking bath and meditating. The married women should worship Goddess Parvati by taking vermilion and distribute the suhaag material. It is said that if a married woman distributes green bangles, vermilion, bindi, then her marriage will have a long life and also bring prosperity in the house. However, men can also offer bangles, sweets, etc. to women for the purpose of good luck.
If you give any gift, you should take special care of the time. If this work is done before noon, it will be very good. Devotees should worship Peepal and Tulsi trees on the day of Hariyali Amavasya. as well as circumambulation Taxes and Malpua should be made as an offering. In our religious texts, the abode of God is also mentioned in mountains, trees and plants. On the basis of this, the trinity is believed to be abode in the Peepal tree. The Amla tree itself is believed to be the abode of Lord Shri Laxminarayan. These trees should be worshipped. If you fast on this day, then you should break the fast in the evening itself. It is believed that those who observe fast on the new moon of Shravan month, they get wealth and glory. On this day you should bathe in holy rivers and donate. The story also has special significance in worship at this festival. However, according to the beliefs in different regions, the stories are also prevalent differently. If you are fasting, then the story must be recited.
By the way, there are many stories about it in different parts of the country. But let us tell you the most popular story. In ancient times, one had a son. One day his wife ate sweets stealthily and on being asked lied and accused the mouse. Hearing this, the mouse got very angry and resolved to bring the real thief in front of the king.
One day some guests came to the king’s place. The king accommodated them with respect in the guest house. To avenge his insult, the mouse decided to teach a lesson to the daughter-in-law of the king. The mouse brought some of the daughter-in-law’s clothes to the guest’s room. When the daughter-in-law’s clothes were found in the guest room in the morning, all kinds of things started happening. On coming to know about this, the king threw the daughter-in-law out of the house.
There was a tree near the house, which was worshipped by many women including the daughter-in-law of the king, and used to distribute prasad of guddhani while worshipping. One day the king was passing by when he heard a voice talking about the lamps placed near the tree. When the king went to him, all the lamps had oil and were burning. But a lamp was extinguished. When other lamps asked him why you were not put oil, he said that I am the lamp of the king’s house. His daughter-in-law used to offer me oil. But, the daughter-in-law once ate sweets and took the name of the mouse. When the mouse got angry, the queen’s clothes were kept in the guest’s room, then the king threw her out of the house. Since then no one comes here to worship. Hearing this, the king felt sorry and called his daughter-in-law back and his daughter-in-law’s house was settled again.
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