Mauni Amavasya 2021: Know All About Mauni Amavasya Today

Mauni Amavasya 2021: Today is Mauni Amavasya. One of the most sacred days in the Hindu calendar, Mauni Amavasya or Maghi Amavasya, is an important bathing day during the Kumbh Mela

Mauni Amavasya 2021: Know All About Mauni Amavasya Today

Mauni Amavasya 2021: Devotees take a holy dip in the Ganga at Haridwar on Mauni Amavasya

Today is Mauni Amavasya. One of the most sacred days in the Hindu calendar, Mauni Amavasya or Maghi Amavasya, is observed with great devotion across India. 'Mauni' is derived from the Sanskrit word 'maun', which means 'absolute silence' and hence all who observe the day try to stay silent. Mauni Amavasya is also a significant bathing day during the Kumbh Mela. Thousands of devotees have gathered today in the holy cities of Haridwar, Prayagraj and other places along the Ganga to take a dip. Hindu devotees believe that the waters of the Ganga, 'turns into nectar' on Mauni Amavasya. Many devotees take a holy dip in the Ganga not only on Mauni Amavasya day but also during whole month of Magha and the daily bathing ritual starts on Paush Purnima and ends on Magha Purnima.

Mauni Amavasya muhurat (time)

  • Amavasya tithi began at 1:08 AM today
  • Amavasya will end at 12:35 AM tomorrow, February 12
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Mauni Amavasya today: Devotees take a holy dip in Ganga on Mauni Amavasya in Prayagraj

Mauni Amavasya Significance

It is believed that Mauni Amavasya is also the day when Manu Rishi was born. On this day many devotees observe a day of silence or 'maun vrat', which makes it a unique. Popularly the day is spent by reading scriptures and meditating. Many also engage in charitable sctivities.

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Mauni Amavasya today: Devotees take a holy dip at Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu

Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021: A look at the Shahi Snan and Ganga Snan dates 

14th January, Thursday: Makar Sankranti
11th February, Thursday: Mauni Amavasya
16th February, Tuesday: Basant Panchami
27th February, Saturday: Maghi Poornima
11th March, Thursday    Mahashivratri - First Shahi Snan
12th April, Monday: Somvati Amamvasya -  Second Shahi Snan
13th April, Tuesday: Chaitra Shukla Pratipada
14th April, Wednesday: Baishakhi - Third Shahi Snan
21st April, Wednesday: Ram Navami
27th April, Tuesday: Chaitra Purnima - Fourth Shahi Snan