Amavasya Tithi is observed as Hariyali Amavasya in the northern region of India during the holy month of Sawan. It is extremely important in the Vedas, Puranas, and Hinduism. The Hindu calendar’s Hariyali Amavasya or Sawan Amavasya is observed in the month of Shravan. It is considered auspicious for the Hindu community. Hariyali Amavasya 2023 will be observed this year on July 17, 2023.
All of Lord Shiva’s followers hold the view that observing Hariyali Amavasya promotes wealth and prosperity in life as well as the warding off of evil and negativity.
We discuss the significance, date, shubh muhurat, and pooja rituals of Hariyali Amavasya 2023 in this article. For more information, continue reading the article!
Hariyali Amavasya 2023: Date & Shubh Muhurat
The auspicious occasion of Hariyali Amavasya will be observed this year on July 17 with great excitement and happiness. According to the Drik Panchang, the Amavasya tithi will begin on July 16 at 6:38 PM and end on July 17 at 8:31 PM.
|Amavasya Tithi Begins||July 16, 2023 at 6:38 PM|
|Amavasya Tithi Ends||July 17, 2023, at 8:31 PM|
Hariyali Amavasya 2023: Significance
Hariyali Amavasya is a significant celebration, particularly in North India, that occurs three days before ‘Hariyali Teej’. The Hindu calendar gives the Amavasya a great deal of significance and considers it to be a very lucky occasion. It is celebrated with the utmost enthusiasm and devotion.
Shravan, the fifth month of the Hindu lunar calendar, is dedicated to Lord Shiva. According to Hindu mythology, the month of ‘Shravan’ is auspicious for obtaining the blessings of Gods and Goddesses. As a result, worshippers recite Vedic mantras and sing hymns to Lord Shiva. On Hariyali Amavasya, people worship trees because, in Hindu culture, trees are also regarded as gods. Some regions still have a tradition of worshipping the ‘Peepal’ tree on this day.
Many devotees also plant saplings in addition to performing rituals of worship and fasting. It is thought to symbolize happiness. According to popular belief, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati bestow happiness and wealth upon those who plant saplings. As a result, saplings of various plants, including tulsi, mango, banyan, and neem, are planted.
Hariyali Amavasya 2023: Pooja Rituals
Devotees worship Lord Shiva on Hariyali Amavasya to obtain blessings for a long, healthy, and joyful life. Devotees get up early in the morning, take a bath, and dress cleanly. A married woman offers a green bangle, vermilion powder, and bindi to the goddess for her husband’s long life and well-being. They then perform pooja rituals and serve special meals prepared at home to Brahmins and those in need. People also express their gratitude to Lord Shiva for a bountiful harvest and abundant rainfall. In some parts of the country, devotees observe a day-long fast and only break it after completing all of the pooja rituals.
Hariyali Amavasya, which marks the arrival of the monsoon season and the flourishing of nature, will be observed across the country. For this reason, Hariyali Amavasya is also referred to as the “festival of greenery.” On this day, worshippers pray to Lord Shiva for good rains and a plentiful harvest.
Thousands of devotees of Krishna visit the Dwarkadhish temple in Mathura and the Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan on Hariyali Amavasya. For the special glimpse of Lord Krishna, they congregate in large numbers. Numerous Shiva temples also host a special darshan on Hariyali Amavasya.