Margashirsha Amavasya 2022

Margashirsha Amavasya 2022 – Date, Subh Mahurat, Importance, Puja Method

Marshish – A month full of devotion and dedication. Lord Krishna has special significance in this month. In Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna says he is the Margashirsha month among all the months. In Satyuga, the first day of the month of Margashirsha was considered the beginning of the year. This month one should bathe in rivers and use tulsi and its roots. Devotees do bhajans, kirtans, etc., throughout this month.

People believe that by worshiping ancestors on the new moon day of this month, the souls of the ancestors attain peace and salvation. Those unable to perform Shradh can do tarpan on this month’s new moon for the dead ancestors’ redemption. According to ancient scriptures, it is essential to please the dead ancestors before the Almighty God. Those with Pitra Dosh in their horoscope, lack of child happiness, or Rahu sitting in the ninth house must fast on this Amavasya. By following this fast, one gets the desired results.


According to Vishnu Purana, by fasting on this day, all the Gods and Goddesses, including Brahma, Indra, Rudra, Ashwini Kumar, Surya, Agni, birds, animals, evils, and can please the dead ancestors. Let us tell you the date, auspicious time (Subh Muhrat), importance, and worship method of Marshish Amavasya.

Marshish Amavasya date and auspicious time (Subh Mahurat)

  • Date of Margashirsha Amavasya: November 23, 2022, Wednesday
  • Amavasya date starts: November 23, 2022, Wednesday, from 06:56 in the morning
  • Amavasya date ends: November 24, 2022, Thursday, at 04:29 am
  • Auspicious time for bathing and donating: from 06:56 am to 08:01 am

Marshish Amavasya Yoga

  • Shobhan Yoga: November 22, 06:37 pm to November 23, 03:39 pm
  • Ligand Yoga: November 23, 03:39 pm to November 24, 12:19 pm
  • Amrit Kaal: November 23, afternoon 01: 24 minutes to 2:53 minutes

Importance of Margashirsha Amavasya

Margashirsha or Aghan is a Hindu month with immense religious and spiritual significance. Named after the constellation Mrigashirsha this month is dedicated to Lord Krishna. Margashirsha Amavasya is a day of intense devotion and reverence. On this day, devotees pay respect to ancestors apart from worshiping Lord Krishna. People believe that paying respect to dead ancestors removes all doshas and assures you and your family a blissful life. Therefore, every religious activity performed on this auspicious Amavasya night has deep significance and bestows blessings on the devotees.

Marshish Amavasya Puja Method

  • According to astrology, this Amavasya is essential for offering to ancestors.
  • It is believed that by worshiping ancestors and fasting on this day, one gets the blessings of ancestors.
  • Get up early in the morning, take a bath in a holy river, and then offer Arghya to the Sun.
  • After that, mix black sesame in water and flow it into the river.
  • Worship Lord Vishnu and Shiva.
  • Those observing fast on this day do not have to take water during the day.