The Amavasya (No Moon) in the holy month of Pausha is celebrated as Pausha Amavasya.

In Sanskrit, “amā” means “together” and “vásya” means “to dwell” or “cohabit”. It also means “na” +”ma”+”asya” meaning to “na” = “No, “ma”=Moon, “Asya”=“There” in turn meaning to There is no Moon i.e., Moon is not visible.

This year it falls on Dec 22 or Dec 23, 2022 based on where you live (for local timings download the Cosmic Insights app).

Paushya Amavasya Rituals

  1. Amavasya is a day to Honor our ancestors, so thinking about them and planting the above mentioned trees in their remembrance is extremely powerful.
  2. On Amavasya it is important to nourish your inner self. It is time to take a step back, pause and reflect on the month that has gone by and plan for the month ahead. Write down and reflect on all that has happened in the past lunar cycle and set intentions for the upcoming lunar cycle.
  3. Perform the Shunya Mudra by bending your middle finger to gently touch the bottom part of your thumb and press your thumb to support the middle finger. Extend all the other fingers. This mudra will help you clear the blocks and set you up for new beginnings. It will also help you empty your frustrations, desires, disappointments, etc to start fresh.
  4. This is a powerful day to donate. Donation does not always mean monetary contribution, you can also do something for someone without expecting anything in return.
  5. You can offer Arghya to the Sun God as worshipping the Sun God has a special significance on this day. Visit for more information.
  6. Listen to Sri Rudram Namakam and Chamakam.
  7. Chant Om Namah Shivaya as many times as you can.

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