According to the Hindu calendar, Amavasya is treated as the beginning of the new lunar month which lasts around 29 days. It is also called “New Moon Day”. Many of the important festivals, for instance “Diwali”, the most important Hindu festival is observed on this day of Kartik Maas.
As per Hindu beliefs, Amavasya is a very important day, as it is the day of new beginning. There are many rituals and beliefs associated with this day. For instance, Amavasya is considered highly auspicious to worship the dead forefathers and relatives, as it is believed that the light of the Sun reaches them on this day instead of the moon. Also amongst Hindu people it is a faith that the dead visits their relatives on the earth on this day.