Kundapur, July 26: Deevige Karkataka Amavasya or Aati Amavasya in Tulunadu or Bhimana Amavasya is a festival celebrated in South India. It is celebrated on the new moon day (amavasya) of the Ashadha (Aati) month of the Hindu calendar.
On this occasion devotees gathered at various Vishnu and Shiva temples in Koteshwara, Kumbasi, Kundeshwara, Shankaranarayana, Someshwara and other places to offer Pooja and prayer to the diety.
The people of Karavali also took up sea bathing on this day, it is said to be auspicious to go on sea bathing on the day of Amavasya.
Amavasya is the day of new moon occurrence in the sky, and any fortnight containing the new-moon is considered auspicious by Hindus. They believe that during this period, the offerings they make, reach their late forefathers and in return are showered with blessing. Signifies the beginning of auspicious period, and many pooja’s are performed to Hindu deity’s during this period seeking blessing.