Phalaharni Amavasya Kalika Puja, Phalaharini Amavasya, Vat Savitri Vrat or Jyeshtha Amavasya is observed in the Jyeshtha Maas. God, Devi Kali or the Deity Kali destroys the effects of the past sinful deeds (Pap-karma) or Pitra Dosha of the people.
Phalaharni Amavasya Kalika Puja, Vat Savitri Vrat or Jyeshtha Amavasya is observed in Bengal and other northern, eastern and central regions of India and Nepal. Mostly Married Hindu women in the western and north India observe it.
Phalaharini Kali Puja or Falaharini Kali Puja/ festival falls in Jaishto Maas. This significant Jyeshtha Amavasya Kalika Puja was started by Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa.
Jyeshtha Amavasya 2020 or Vat Savitri Amavasya Vrat and Puja begins on Friday, May 22, 2020. Snan-Daan Shraddha Amavasya is on Friday, May 22, 2020.
Phalaharni Amavasya Kalika Puja/Jyeshtha Amavasya/ Vat Savitri Vrat
People believe in West Bengal and eastern India that by keeping fast and performing Puja rituals during auspicious Phalaharini Kalika Amavasya, Maa Kali will be pleased and give her blessings and fulfill their long-awaited desires.
Vat Savitri Vrat is observed in Jyeshta Maas, during Jyeshtha Amavasya in Purnimant Lunar calendar, mainly followed in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Jammu, and Kashmir.
In the rest of the Indian states, people follow Amant calendar. In these regions, Vat Purnima Vrat is also known as Vat Savitri Vrat, is observed during Jyeshtha Purnima( Jyeshtha Maas) in the Amant calendar according to the Indian calendar.
Phalaharini Jyeshtha Amavasya is also observed as Jyeshtha Shraddha Amavasya for getting rid of Pitra Dosha problems by performing Snan-dan, doing charity rituals and helping the needy persons.
Timings for Vat Savitri Vrat Amavasya/ Phalaharni Amavasya Kalika Puja 2020
The significant Phalaharini Amavasya or Phalaharni Amavasya Kalika Puja 2020, or Jyestha Maas Amavasya 2020 Tithi or date falls on May 21, 2020 at 09:35 PM, ends on Friday, 22nd May 2020 at 11:08 PM, next day, this year in the month of Jyeshtha according to the lunar Hindu calendar or Panchang.
Devotees worship Goddess Kali with great enthusiasm on Jyeshtha Amavasya according to north Indian or Bengali Calendar. They offer a special puja (Shodashi) and special Bhoga or Mishti to please the Goddess Kali.
Phalaharni Amavasya Kalika Puja was started by Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa for the first time.