08 August, 2021
New Moon day is considered ideal for paying tribute to the deceased ancestors. Therefore, on Amavasya, people perform Tarpanam and Shraadh rituals to seek the blessings of the dead in the family and also get rid of Pitru Dosha which is seen as a major root cause of most of the problems people are facing nowadays.
Hariyali Amavasya is an eventful Day that comes three days before the ‘Hariyali Teej’. The month of Shravan is auspicious to receive the blessings of Hindu Gods and Goddesses, according to the Hindu legends. As per the Hindu culture, trees are depicted as forms of gods, and people worship them on Hariyali Amavasya. Since Hariyali Amavasya marks the start of the Monsoon season, it is considered very fruitful to plant a sapling on this day.
There are a few rituals that are performed on Hariyali Amavasya. Firstly the devotees need to wake up early and perform a special puja for ‘pitras’ (departed souls) of the family. Then special meals should be prepared at home and offered to Brahmins. The performance of Pirtu Tarpan and Daan Punya is considered rewarding.
Lord Shiva is worshipped by Hariyali Amavasya. It is believed that the performing of Shiva puja on the day helps to bring wealth and prosperity. Vedic mantras are recited in order to please Lord Shiva.
Devotees also observe a day-long fast on this day.There is also a tradition of worshipping ‘Peepal’ trees in Hariyali Amavasya as its believed to be the home of ancerstors.