According to the Hindu calendar, Amavasya which falls in the Krishna Paksha of Magh month is called Magha Amavasya or Mauni Amavasya. On this day one should remain silent and bathe in the Ganges, Yamuna, or other holy rivers, reservoirs, or pools. According to religious belief, the word Mauni originated from the word muni. Therefore, a person who fasts silently on this day gets the post of Muni. The most important festival of bathing in Magh month is Amavasya. Bathing and charity are of special importance on this day.
Magha Amavasya is also known as Mauni Amavasya fall in the Hindu month of Magha. In the year 2021, it falls on Thursday, 11 February.
Amavasya starts from 01:10:48 on February 11, 2021
Amavasya ends at 00:37:12 on February 12, 2021
Amavasya Tithi is very important in Hinduism. Religious deeds, fasts, and rules performed on the day of Magha Amavasya are as follows:
1. In the morning of Mauni Amavasya, one should take a bath in the morning it can be a river, lake, or holy tank. Arghya should be offered to Sun God after bathing.
2. Keeping fast on this day should remain as far as possible. Must provide food to poor and hungry people.
3. Donate food for cows in cereals, clothes, sesame, amla, blanket, bed, ghee, and cow slaughter.
4. If you are financially rich then you can also donate cow, gold, or land.
5. Like every Amavasya, fathers should be remembered on Magh Amavasya as well. On this day, they receive salvation by offering their ancestors.
The special importance of staying silent on Magh Amavasya is stated. If it is not possible to remain silent then do not speak bitter words with your mouth. In Vedic astrology, the moon is said to be a factor of mind and lunar darshan is not observed on Amavasya. This makes the state of mind weak. Therefore, keeping a silent fast on this day has been said to be a law to keep the mind in moderation. On this day there is a law to worship both Lord Vishnu and Shiva.