By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Amhaspati, AMhaspati, Amhaspati
Aṃhaspati literally means ‘lord of sins’.
An intercalary month, especially the kṣayamāsa (the lunar month omitted for adjustments of the calendar) is called ‘aṃhaspati’ in the Vedas.
- Vājasaneyī Samhitā 22.30, 31
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore