Signifance of Mauni Amavasya
This year, #MauniAmavasya is being observed on February 1. The Amavasya (New Moon) of #Krishna Paksha of Magha month is called Mauni Amavasya and is deemed highly revered of all new moons. It is believed that worshipping Bhagwan Vishnu and presenting a bath this month removes all the pains and sorrows of life.
Mauni means silence. It represents those devotees who observe a fast (vrat) on a particular day without uttering a word.
And since rivers hold great importance in Sanatan Dharma (Hinduism), people take a bath in the sacred waters to remove the wrongs that they may have committed. Age-old belief indicates that on Mauni Amavasya day, the Maa #Ganga water transforms into Amrit (divine nectar). Hence, #GangaSnan on Maghi (Mauni) #Amavasya liberates one from the consequences of their wrongdoings.
And since they maintain silence, the Amavasya is also referred to as Mauni Amavasya. Also, the month of Magha is said to be the month ideal for spiritual awakening and performing austerities.
To please Bhagwan #Vishnu, devotees observe a day-long fast, and some even follow ‘moun vrat’ by not speaking even a word throughout the day.
Also, Amavasya #Tithi is perfect for paying tribute to deceased relatives. People perform Tarpan and #Shradh #ceremonies to please the dead souls. These rituals are also carried out to eradicate the #Pitru Dosha (the curse of the ancestors).
The daily bathing routine starts on Paush #Purnima and concludes on Magha Purnima day.
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