Mauni/Maghi Amavasya - 2016

Mauni /Maghi Amavasya - 2016

In 2016 Mauni Amavasya is on Monday, February 08, 2016.

Mauni Amavasya (Maghi Amavasya)

In 2016 Mauni Amavasya is on Monday, February 08, 2016.
In 2017 Mauni Amavasya is on Friday, January 27, 2017.
In 2018 Mauni Amavasya is on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.
In 2019 Mauni Amavasya is on Monday, February 04, 2019.
In 2020 Mauni Amavasya is on Friday, January 24, 2020.
In 2015 Mauni Amavasya was on Tuesday, January 20, 2015.

The word 'Mauni' is derived from the sanskrit word 'Maun' which means 'silence' and the word is intertwined with ‘Muni’ meaning saint. Amavasya means 'no moon day'. Thus Mauni Amavasya Vrat means the fast observed on the 15th day of the dark fortnight of Magh (January-February).

 Sun and Moon enter and the Capricorn sign, because of the transit, on this day. This day is celebrated as the birthday of Manu Rishi. It is believed, Lord Brahma gave origination to Maharaja Manu and queen Shatrupa.

Hence, this day is considered as the beginning of the universe creation. Capricorn sign has the Yoga of Sun and Moon which increases the significance of this Amavasya. Bathing in Sangam of Allahabad, gives virtues to an individual, on this day. According to some scholar, Maun Vrat should be observed. Maun (silent) Vrat means to control all our senses. It depends on a person for how long he wants to observe silence. People take the resolution of Maun Vrat for a day, or a month, or for one year.

It is believed that the water of the most sacred and holy river in Hinduism, the Ganga, turns into the nectar on Mauni Amavasya day. Due to this belief Mauni Amavasya day is the most important day in Hindu calendar to take holy dip in the Sangam of Holy Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati.

During Kumbh Mela, Mauni Amavasya is the most important bathing day at Prayag in Allahabad and known as the day of Amrit Yoga and the day of Kumbh Parva.

 On this day, large number of Hindu devotees join Kalpavasis at Sangam in Prayag (Allahabad) and meditate the whole day. Crores of Hindus from all around the world converge at Sangam to take bath on the day.

 Mauni Amavasya is a day of spiritual sadhana, to help us calm our restless minds. Mauni Amavasya also has a symbiotic relationship with the Kumbh Mela at Allahabad, being one of its major bathing days. This is reinforced in the annual Magha Mela of the Kalpavasis which views bathing on this day as extremely rewarding.

Apart from its festive and religious import, Mauni Amavasya is a call of the inner self, of the need for initiating an inner ‘dialogue’ with oneself, of the need to start the spiritual journey.



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