Amavasya is a Sanskrit word meaning dark moon lunar phase. A dark or a non-moon day in the month of Bhadrapada (August-September) is known as Bhadrapada Amavasya. Bhadrapada Amavasya according to Hindu calendar, is on 1 September 2016. This day is celebrated differently over the different states of India. In Tamil Nadu, this day is known as Avani Amavasya. This day holds a great significance for the Marwari community, they call this day as Bhado Amavasya or Bhadi Amavasya. They believe that on this day, everyone should get rid of malicious feelings and past misdeeds instead start a new life with optimism and love for all. Hindus observe fast on this day in order to gain peace and harmony and some others visit Ganga river to pray for the calmness of their loved ones' souls who are no longer. Many people perform pooja at their place or temple to calm down the souls of their beloved ones as this day is remarkable to end the negative energies.
People suffering from Kala sarpa dosha can also perform pooja rituals which will release them from uncomfortable situations that they might have been facing beacause of their kundli dosha. People suffering from kala sarpa dosha are the ones whose soul is caught between the misdeeds done in their past or past life and their upcoming future. Because of this they stay highly disturbed and something wrong keeps happening to them from time and again.
A huge fair is held in the Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan in the honour of local diety, Rani Sati Dadi ji. Rani Sati is remembered as the symbol of bravery as she showed utmost courage and dedication by sacrificing herself on the funeral pyre of her husband. There is also a temple dedicated to her name. People from all over India come to visit this temple and attend this fair.