Showing posts with label Mauni Amavasya. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mauni Amavasya. Show all posts

Hinduism - When Is The Mauni Amavasya In The Hindu Calendar?

 

Mauni Amavasya takes place on the new moon day (amavasya) in the lunar month of Magh (January–February).

The day is spent in quiet by those who observe this holiday.

Silence is viewed as one of the religious disciplines that helps to improve spiritual awareness.

The term mauni (speech less) is derived from the word muni (sage).

Bathing (snana) in the Ganges (or another holy river) is considered meritorious throughout the full month of Magh.

Bathing on the new moon's day has a higher level of holiness.

The city of Allahabad, at the confluence of the Ganges and the Yamuna Rivers, is a well-known location for this ritual.



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