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Bheemana Amavasya Vrata 2023

Bheemana Amavasya Vrata 2023

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Bheemana Amavasya, also known as Bhima Amavasi, is a Hindu ceremony in Karnataka that is performed by women. Bheemana Amavasi Vrata is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

Bheemana Amavasya Vrata 2023 date is July 17.

On the no moon day (Amavas) in the Kannada month of Ashada (July – August), Bheemana Amavasya is celebrated.   On Bhima Amavasai, married and unmarried women and girls pray for the long lives of their husbands, brothers, and other male household members. Deepastambha Pooja is another name for the practice.   Married women perform the Bheemana Amavasai ritual for nine years after marriage.

How Bheemana Amavasya Vrata is performed?

  • On this day, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are represented by a pair of mud lamps known as Kalikamba. On this auspicious day, special pujas are performed to satisfy the holy pair.
  • On this occasion, a flour-based Thambittu Deepa or Thembittu lamp is built and lighted to calm any negative emotions like anger, irritation, and so on.
  • Another important feature of Bheemana Amavasi is the making of Kadubu. Dough balls, or Kadubus, have coins hidden in them. Coins are also hidden in idli, kozhakattai, modak and wheat balls. These balls are smashed by brothers or young boys at the end of the Bheemana Puja.
  • No deep-fried or shallow fried food is eaten during the day.

The history behind Bheemana Amavasi

The ritual is based on the story of a young girl who was married to a dead prince. She accepted her faith and the day after marriage she performed the Bheemana Amavasya puja with mud lamps. Impressed by her devotion Shiva and Parvati appeared before her and brought back the prince to life. The mud kadubu prepared by her was broken by Lord Shiva.