When a new moon day happens to be on a Monday, it is called Somwati Amavasya.
On this Auspicious day,chanting God’s name, doing holy deeds and charity is considered to be greatly rewarding.
There is a norm for charity on new moon day and if the new moon day falls on Monday i.e Somvati Amavasya bathing in any river is considered to be auspicious .
Charity of black sesame seeds, rice,black cloth and grains of any kind, and worshiping peeple tree , lightening of lamp near peeple and tulsi are considered to be very auspicious.
Many people observe maun vrat or silence on Somvati Amavasya and break their silence after bathing in river. Charity, chanting Gods name by observing silence is extremely fruitful.
If Somavati Amavasya falls on Monday, I,.e the day of worshiping Lord Shiva-that day is ideal for health and prosperity.
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