Bhimana Amavasya is an important Hindu ritual performed by women in Karnataka. Bhimana Amavasya is also known as Bhima Amavasya.According to the Panchang in South India, Bhimana Amavasya is celebrated during the month of July or August in the month of Ashadh. This year it is going to be celebrated on Thursday, July 28, 2022. Amavasya Tithi has a special place in Hinduism. It is the time of complete cessation of the light of the moon and the special occasion for the work to be done for the ancestors, the form of Amavasya has been special from all spiritual and religious point of view. In this context, the festival of Bhimana Amavasya celebrated in South India remains very special.Bhimana Amavas is also known as 'Pati Sanjeevani Vrat', Jyotirbheshmeshwar Vrat, Deepstambh Puja and Heemna Amavas. Apart from this, this festival is known as Aati Amavasye and in Karnataka this festival is known as Kode Amavasye.
Importance of Bhimana Amavasya 2022
Bhimana Amavasya Vrat is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Married and unmarried women observe fast on this day and pray for the long life of their husbands, brothers and other male members at home and this ritual is also known as Deepstambh Puja. Lamps are also lit at this time. The arrangement of light to remove darkness shows the importance of donating a lamp(deep).
Bhimana Amavasya 2022 Rituals
Bhima Amavasya is mentioned in Skanda Purana. A pair of diyas made using clay known as Kalikamba represents Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
Special worship is done on this auspicious day to please God.
Another important feature is the creation of Kadubu on Bhimana Amavasya. Coins are hidden in the dough balls or kadubas. Coins are also hidden in idli, kozhkattai, modak and wheat balls. At the end of Bhimana Puja, these modaks etc. are broken by brothers or young boys.
Women who observe fast on the day of Bhima Amavasya, they do not include fried food in the food after the fast. They end their fast by eating fruits and milk products after offering them to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
Story of Bhim Amavasya
The story of Bhima Amavasya is based on the story of a young girl who was married to a dead prince. But he accepted his belief and on the next day of marriage, he worshiped Bhimana Amavasya with earthen lamps. Impressed by his devotion, Shiva and Parvati appeared before him and brought the prince alive. The earthen pot prepared by him was broken by Lord Shiva. Since then this day was celebrated as Bhimana Amavasya