Definitions

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  • proper noun Hinduism The Indian name for a new moon in the Hindu calendar.

Etymologies

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From Sanskrit अमावास्या (amāvāsyā, "day of the new moon")

Examples

  • But there is danger to island villages, crops and flood banks from backwaters on Tuesday due to 'Amavasya' (full dark day) as the sea does not receive the inflows.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • Titled as 'Amavasya' in Telugu and 'Digilan' in Tamil, New Moon with its wide release is expected to create a record-breaking stir in India as well.

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  • The film has been titled 'Amavasya' in Telugu and 'Digilan' in Tamil.

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  • It is celebrated after twenty days from Dashahara on Amavasya 15th Day of dark fortnight of Kartika month of Indian calendar.

    Goddess Diwali: Prayer - It Can't Hurt!

  • It is celebrated after twenty days from Dashahara on Amavasya 15th Day of dark fortnight of Kartika month of Indian calendar.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • Hindus have celebrated the ceremony on Amavasya - the fifteenth day of the dark fortnight in the Hindu month of Ashwin - for thousands of years.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • By doing sex in period of Amavasya to purnima.? my last LMP was 27dec2009, i took a urine test on 1 feb2010 which was weak positive? en Español

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  • By doing sex in period of Amavasya to purnima.? my last LMP was 27dec2009, i took a urine test on 1 feb2010 which was weak positive? en Español

    Yahoo! Answers: Latest Questions

  • In May 2007, NMP organised its first independent concert at the Naktala Banhi grounds, featuring Amavasya, Nitric Dreams, Atmahatya, Safire, Versus and YOG from Durgapur.

    The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) - Frontpage

  • Allahabad, Jan 26: Thousands of Hindu devotees took a holy dip in rivers across India including 'Sangam', the confluence of river Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati today, on the occasion of ` Mauni Amavasya 'which marks the new moon day of the Hindu month of Magha.

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