Amavasya in May 2020 (Jyeshta Amavasya)
This year, the Amavasya in May 2020 falls on Friday May 22. As it falls in the month of Jyeshta as per Hindu calendar year, the day is also known as Jyeshta Amavasya.
As per drikpanchang.com, the Jyeshta Amavasya tithi begins at 09:35 PM on May 21, 2020, and ends at 11:08 PM on May 22, 2020.
The Hindu festival of Vat Savitri Vrat is observed on the day of Jyeshta Amavasya.
Vat Savitri Vrat 2020
The Vat Savitri Vrat in India is observed by married women for well-being and long life of their husbands. The day is dedicated to Savitri, who fought Yama, the god of death, to bring back her dead husband Satyavan and eventually succeeded.
The Vat Savitri Vrat is mostly popular in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab and Haryana.