Mahalaya Amavasya Amavasya Sankalpam Text With Seasons Thithis

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Sankalpa,according to Hinduism,is Right Determination.

Any act,auspicious or otherwise is to be preceded by Sankalpa.

While Abhivadana Mantra is Geotagging the individual,Sankalpa is Event specific,where the Time of the occasion,location where it is performed is pinpointed.

Year,Season,Month,Thithi(phases of the Moon),Nakshatra(Star),Day,the Gotra,the founder of the Family are mentioned.

I am providing the Sankalpa for Amavasya .

For Grahana suitable changes as in Soorya/Chandra Grahana Punyakaale may be made along with month,day,Thithi,Nakshatra ,Ayana,Year may be made.

I am providing names of seasons and Thithis

Year,month,day,Nakshatra may be found in daily calendar.

Ayana are.

Dakshinayana and Uttarayana.

Uttarayan begins from the day of Makar sankranti. Days are longer and nights are shorter during Uttarayan. This period involves pilgrimages and festivals. The period of Uttarayan collides with the Paush Magh month. Uttarayan is known to be the period of Devas. Yagyas, donations, charities, austerities, marriages, mundan etc. are considered to be auspicious during this period.


Dakshinayan begins from 21/22 June. The sun travels from Uttarayan to Dakshinayan on 21st June. According to religious beliefs, Dakshinayan is the night of Kal Devas. Nights and longer and days are shorter during Dakshinayan. During Dakshinayan, Sun travels with an inclination toward the southern direction.

Dakshinayan is the period associated with fasts. Many kinds of auspicious works are prohibited during Dakshinayan. This period is auspicious for Tamsik activities. Dakshinayan is a symbol of lust and desire. Therefore, fasts, yagyas, worship and other religious activities cure diseases and sorrows.

For inauspicious occasions, Lord Vishna as Govinda is invoked,while for auspicious occasions ,Shiva as Parameshwara is invoked by those who worship Shiva and Narayana by those who worship Lord Vishnu.

As in,

Sree Parameshwara Prretgyartham,

Sree Narayana Preethyartham.

For Mahalaya paksha,the same format is to followed with changes for month/Thithi/Nakshatra/Year/Season/Ayana(movement of Sun to Tropic of Cancer and Capricorn).

And chant Mahalaya Punyakaale…..Thithi,Vara etc.

nama samvathsare ,utharayane/dakshinayane , rithou(season),  mase(month),   pakshe(phases of Moon), adhya Amavasyam     punya thidhou , …..vasara(day)yukthayam,  nakshatra (Star)yukthayam, shubhayoga, shubhaKarana evam guna viseshena, visishtayam asyam Amavasyam    punya thidhou, amavasya  punyakale, darsa sradham , thilatharpana roopena adhya karishye

  1. Vasantha Ruthu – Spring season
  2. Greeshma Ruthu – Summer season
  3. Varsha Ruthu – Rainy/Monsoon season
  4. Sharad Ruthu – Early Autumn
  5. Hemantha Ruthu – Winter season
  6. Sishira Ruthu – Late Autumn


Sl.No Krishna paksha
(dark fortnight)
Shukla paksha
(bright fortnight)
Deity and properties[citation needed]
1 Prathama Prathama The presiding deity of the first lunar day is Agni and it is good for all types of auspicious and religious ceremonies.
2 Dwitiya Dwitiya Vidhatr or Bramha rules this lunar day and is good for the laying of foundations for buildings and other things of a permanent nature.
3 Tritiya Tritiya Gauri is the lord of this day and is good for the cuttings of one’s hair and nails and shaving.
4 Chaturthi Chaturthi Yama/Ganapati is lord of the 4th lunar day, which is good for the destruction of one’s enemies, the removal of obstacles, and acts of combat.
5 Panchami Panchami The Naaga or Serpents rule this day, which is favourable for administering medicine, the purging of poisons, and surgery.
6 Shashthi Shashthi Karttikeya presides over this day and is favourable for coronations, meeting new friends, festivities, and enjoyment.
7 Saptami Saptami The 7th lunar day is ruled by Surya; one may begin a journey, buy conveyances, and deal with other such things of a movable nature.
8 Ashtami Ashtami The Rudra rule this day, which is good for taking up arms, building of one’s defenses, and fortification.
9 Navami Navami The Ambikaa rules this day, which is suitable for killing enemies, acts of destruction, and violence. Inauspicious for ceremonies and journeys.
10 Dasami Dashami The day is ruled by Dharmaraja and is auspicious for acts of virtue, religious functions, spiritual practices, and other pious activities.
11 Ekadasi Ekadashi Rudra rule this day; fasting, devotional activities, and remembrance of the Supreme Lord are very favourable. This day has special religious significance in Hinduism and Jainism—usually observed by fasting.
12 Dvadasi Dwadashi The Vishnu or Aditya rules this day, which is auspicious for religious ceremonies, the lighting of the sacred fire, and the performance of one’s duties.
13 Trayodasi Thrayodashi The day is ruled by Cupid and is good for forming friendships, sensual pleasures, and festivities.
14 Chaturdashi Chaturdashi Kali rules this day, suitable for administering poison and calling of elementals and spirits.
15 Amavasya
(new moon)
Purnima or Paurnami
(full moon)
The Pitru-devas rule the New Moon, suitable for the propitiation of the Manes and performance of austerities. Purnima is ruled by Moon and is suitable for merry making and fire sacrifice.

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