Somvati Amavasya 2019 is Mauni Amavasya on February 4th.
This year Somvati Amavasya is on the new moon day of Amaniya and is a rare coincidence. Hence, its importance has increased manifold. Saumvati Amavasya has very special significance in Hinduism. Since it is on Monday, therefore Lord Shiva is worshiped on this day and this is the reason that married women on the Somvati Amavasya also fast for the welfare of their husband’s longevity.
When is Somvati Amavasya 2019?
It is known only by name that Somvati Amavasya happens on Monday. This time the Somvati Amavasya is on 4th February i.e. Mauni Amavasya. This day is the law of fast for husband’s longevity and father’s peace. Lord Shiva is worshiped on Somvati Amavasya.
How long will it be for Somvati Amavasya?
On February 4, Somvati Amavasya will start from 12.02 am on Sunday and after staying all day on Monday, it will be late at 2 pm. This means that the new moon day will be a full day on Monday. Virtue can be earned by putting a dip in the Brahma Muhurat on Monday.
Importance of worship of Peepal on Somvati Amavasya
It is said that Somvati is the legislation of worship of Peepal tree especially on the new moon. On this day married women revolve around worshiping Peepal tree with milk, water, flowers, rice, sandal.
Importance of bath in holy rivers on Somvati Amavasya.
Even though every new moon is special in Hinduism, it is said that bathing in holy rivers on Somvati Amavasya has a special significance. It is also mentioned in the Mahabharata. Bhishma explained to Yudhisthika about the importance of Somavati Amavasya, that on this day the person who takes the bath in holy rivers is rich, healthy and free from all sorrows. It is said that the patriots also fast for the peace of the soul.