Mahalaya Amavasya 2020 date, time and significance
The Mahalaya Amavasya is also known as Sarva Pitru Amavasya Shradh and is the day that marks the culmination of the Pitru Paksha period and the beginning of the Devi Paksha. However, this year, the Shardiya Navratri dedicated to Devi Durga will be delayed by about a month owing to the Adhik Maas (leap month in the Hindu calendar). Usually, the Devi Paksha commences with Mahalaya Amavasya, but in 2020, the nine-day long festival will be celebrated a month later. Check out this link to know why the Mahalaya and Navratri are a month apart. The Mahalaya Amavasya is also called Sarva Pitru Amavasya Shradh day. Read on to know more about the significance of Mahalaya Amavasya 2020 date and timings.