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- Donate black sesame seeds on Amavasya, and light a lamp near Tulsi after sunset.
Thursday, 11 February is the new moon day of Magh. It is called Mauni Amavasya. Since its date on Thursday, its importance has increased further. On Amavasya, there is a tradition of doing special incense-meditation to the ancestral deities. According to Pt. Manish Sharma, Jyotishacharya of Ujjain, the moon is not visible on Amavasya, but the art of his great name is in full effect.
Hindi Panchang has two sides in a month. One party lasts 15 days. In the Shukla Paksha, the arts of Chandra increase i.e. Chandra increases. The lunar curves in Krishna Paksha and do not appear on Amavasya.
According to Pt Sharma sixteen arts of Chandra have been told and sixteenth art is called Ama. On this date, Sun and Moon are together in the same zodiac sign. In this regard, it is written in Skandpuran that-
Ama Shodha Bhagain Devi Prokta Mahakala.
Sanstita Parma Maya Dehinam Dehdharini.
Meaning- Ama has gone to the great moon of Chandra, it has the powers of all the sixteen arts of Chandra. This art does not decay and rise.
The lord of Amavasya Tithi is believed to be Pitrudev. Therefore, for the fulfillment of the ancestors on Amavasya, there is the importance of performing tarpan, shraddha karma and, dhoop-dhyana and charity. It is a tradition to bathe in a holy river on Amavasya. On this day, there is a tradition of mantra chanting, penance and fasting. Offer water to Suryadev after bath and should chant ‘Om Surya Namah’ mantra.
On this day, fill water in a copper lotus in a Shiva temple and offer it to Shivalinga. High Nam: Chant Shivaaya Mantra. Light a lamp in front of Hanumanji and recite Hanuman Chalisa.
On this date, donate black day to the needy people. Offer Besan Laddu Shivling for Guru planet. Donate gram lentils. After sunset, light a lamp near Tulsi and do a circumambulation. Take care not to touch the basil. Basil should not be touched in the evening.