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- In the Puranas, Amavasya is said to be a festival, on this day, pilgrims are also happy with Lakshmiji by bathing and donating.
November 14 is also the Amavasya Tithi along with Chaturdashi of Krishnapaksha of Kartik month. On this day Roop Chaturdashi and Deepawali will be worshiped. It is important to bathe and donate on this day due to Amavasya Tithi at sunrise on the next day i.e. 15th day. It is called a festival in religious texts. On this date, worship and donations done for the purpose of ancestors are auspicious. Performing special worship of Lord Shiva and Parvati Ji on Amavasya fulfills wishes.
Bathing on the 15th of Amavasya
According to Skanda and Bhavishya Purana, all kinds of sins are eliminated by the pilgrimage bath and charity done on the new moon day of Kartik month. On this festival, mixing Ganga water in water at home can give the fruits of pilgrimage. Also, donating according to reverence gets rid of all kinds of diseases, bereavement and dosha. On this day, especially wool clothes should be donated. According to Bhavishya, Padma and Matsya Purana, donating food and clothes along with lamp donation should also be done on this day. Every kind of donation made on the new moon day of Kartik month is a renewable fruit.
Karthik Amavasya in Puranas
It is told in Brahma Purana that on Kartik Amavasya Lakshmi ji comes to earth. The Padma Purana says that by donating a lamp on this day, one gets Akshaya Punya. According to Skandpuran, one should donate Gita and food grains on the new moon of Kartik month. Along with this, Basil should also be offered to Lord Vishnu. All kinds of sins are eliminated by this. Offering food contributes to happiness. Such a person is Chiranjeevi. Donating food gives as much fruit as donating thousands of cows.
Matsya Purana: Amavasya got its name due to Amavasu Pitar.
According to the legend of the 14th chapter of Matsya Purana, there was a psyche of ancestors. He meditated very hard. To give him a boon, all the ancestors came on the fifth date of Krishnapaksha. Seeing the very beautiful father named Amavasu in them, the girl got attracted and started wishing to marry him. But Amavasu refused. Due to Amavasu’s patience, the date of that day became very dear to the fathers. Since then, this date started to be called Amavasya in the name of Amavasu.