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Mauni Amavasya 2021

Mauni Amavasya has great importance and significance for Hindus on a religious, spiritual, and astrological basis.

 According to the Hindu calendar, Mauni Amavasya is observed on the day of Amavasya(no moon day) of “Krishna paksha” of “Magh month”.Mauni Amavasya is also referred to as the “Maghi Amavasya” as it falls in the Magh month every year.

This year Mauni Amavasya is observed on February 11, 2021.

Mauni Amavasya has a great significance in the Hindu religion. The word ‘mauni’ signifies the ‘silence’. So, as the word signifies most of the people do a vow of silence for the complete day on this auspicious day and also take a holy bath in the holy water. It is believed that a holy bath in the holy river the Ganges or other pilgrimage places on this day gives the attainment of the virtue.

God Vishnu is worshipped along with the “peepal tree” on this day because it is believed that the peepal tree is the abode of god Vishnu. 

In Andhra Pradesh mauni Amavasya is observed as ” Chollangi Amavasya” and is also referred as “Parsh Amavasya” in the other parts of India.

Rituals of Mauni Amavasya:-

1. Take a holy bath in the Ganges river: On the day of Mauni Amavasya, the devotees wake up early in the morning and take a holy dip in the Ganges river or in the holy river of any pilgrimage places. It is called ” Mauni Amavasya San”.

2. Be quiet during the holy bath: it is said and believed to remain quiet while taking the holy bath.

3. Complete silence or Maun Vrat is observed: Some of the devotees also do a vow of silence (complete quiet) on this day. This is also called as ‘maun vrat’ in Hindi. If you can’t do the vow of silence for the whole day you could do it at least till the completion of your pooja rituals.

4. At Prayag, on the day of Mauni Amavasya thousands of people take a holy dip in the ‘Sangam’.

5. God Vishnu is worshipped along with the “peepal tree” on this day because it is believed that the peepal tree is the abode of god Vishnu.

6. In Hindu tradition, Mauni Amavasya also signifies relieving from the ‘pitra dosh’. People offer food to the dogs, cows, and crows and offer tarpan to their ancestors (Pitrs) for seeking forgiveness.

7. People also donate food, clothes, and other things to poor and needy people.

Tithi for Mauni Amavasya 2021:

The Amavasya tithi is starting at 1.09 am on 11th February and ends at 12.35 am on 12th February.

Significance of Mauni Amavasya:

Mauni Amavasya has its great significance in the Hindu religion.

Offering a vow of silence (Maun vrat in Hindi) by the devotees on this auspicious day is for the spiritual attainment to calm a restless mind.

Taking a holy dip in the Ganges river or other pilgrimage places is also having great significance for Hindus because it is believed that a holy dip in the holy river on this auspicious day turns nectar.

Due to the great significance and importance of this day, a huge number of people takes the holy dip in the holy river of Ganges on the day of Mauni Amavasya.

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