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Why Amāvasyā falling on Lakshmīpujan is not considered inauspicious?

Description: This article clarifies why Amavasya falling on Lakshmipujan is not considered inauspicious


Amavasya (New moon day or no moon day) is considered as inauspicious because on this day, the dark side of the moon faces Earth, as a result, there is heightened Raja-Tama in the atmosphere. The negative energies are Raja-Tama predominant; hence they take advantage of the heightened Raja-Tama, and affect the humans at mind level.

In Hindu Dharma, people refer to panchāng to find out an auspicious day and time for their positive activities such as weddings, buying properties, etc. These kinds of activities are never done on Amavasya (New moon day or no moon day).

Contrary to this, during Diwāli, since Amavasya coincides with the Lakshmipujan, it is not considered inauspicious. On this day, the Divine Principle of Goddess Lakshmi is most active than on any other day. When we worship Goddess Lakshmi during Lakshmipujan, our bhāv(spiritual emotion) gets awakened. This activates the mārak tattva (Destroyer aspect of God) of Goddess Lakshmi and the heightened Raja-Tama components in the atmosphere get destroyed.

Even though we perform Lakshmipujan on Amavasya, this day is not considered auspicious for any other activity such as weddings, etc.

After midnight on Amavasya, Goddess Lakshmi wanders in the universe, looks out for a pure man and woman and lives in their house.

To read more about the effects of moon on humans, please click here.

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