Mauni Amavasya Importance, Rituals, Story, And Fasting

Mauni Amavasya Importance, Rituals, Story, And Fasting


Mauni Amavasya is the day of fasting, bathing, and charity. The Amavasya of Magh month is called Mauni Amavasya. There is great importance in being silent on this day. Those observing the fast should follow the rules of the fast while remaining silent. Sri Hari is worshiped on the day of Mauni Amavasya. Many devotees also keep fast on the day of Mauni Amavasya. There is also a special significance of observing a silent fast on the day of Mauni Amavasya. According to the scriptures, one gets many times more merit by chanting Hari silently than by chanting it. Let us know what is silent fast and what is Mauni Amavasya's importance.



Mauni Amavasya 2024 Date and Time



Mauni Amavasya on 9 February 2024, Friday


Amavasya date starts - 09 February 2024 at 08:02 am

Amavasya date ends - 10 February 2024 at 04:28 am



Meaning of Silence



Remaining silent or calm means that the devotee should stay away from the external life and introspect on what is going on within himself. Whatever shortcomings are visible within the mind or whatever mistakes are understood, remove your shortcomings by getting engrossed in the worship of God. Silence(Mauni) means to concentrate one's mind and remember the name of the Lord. This will remove the growing negativity inside you and your spiritual instinct can develop.



Significance of Mauni Amavasya



On the day of Mauni Amavasya, there is a special significance of fasting by keeping silent. It is believed that on the day of Mauni Amavasya, if a person takes a resolution and observes a silent fast with all the rules and regulations, then he will be freed from his sins and will attain salvation. If the devotees cannot keep a silent fast for the whole day, then they must keep a silent fast for a quarter of an hour before taking bath and doing charity. It is believed that by doing this the devotees will get 16 times more fruit from the charity.



Rules of Mauni Amavasya



    • On the day of Mauni Amavasya, one should take a bath in the river, lake, or holy tank in the morning. Arghya should be offered to the Sun God after a bath.


    • While fasting on this day, one should remain silent as far as possible and must feed the poor and the hungry.


    • Donate grains, clothes, sesame, amla, blanket, bed, ghee, and food for the cow in the cow shed.


    • If you can also do a cow donation, gold donation, or land donation on the day of Amavasya.

 

    • Like every Amavasya, ancestors should be remembered on Magh Amavasya as well. By worshiping the ancestors on this day, they attain salvation.



Story of Mauni Amavasya



It is a matter of ancient times. A Brahmin named Devaswami was living with his family in a city named Kanchipuram. His wife was very virtuous. The Brahmin couple had 7 sons and a daughter. When Devaswami consulted an astrologer for the marriage of his daughter, the astrologer gave sad news to the Brahmin after seeing the position of the planets in the horoscope.


Astrology said that after marriage the girl will become a widow. Hearing this, the Brahmin couple got worried. At the same time, astrology told him the solution to the problem. Astrology advised that by worshiping Soma, the washerwoman of Sinhaldweep, the doshas would be removed. Devaswami called the washerman home and worshiped him. Pleased with the hospitality of the Brahmin, the washerman gave life to the daughter's husband.


Later, when the husband of the Brahmin's daughter died, he was revived by the boon of the washerman. When the virtue of worshiping the washerman waned, the daughter's husband died again. At that time, the Brahmin couple sat under the Peepal tree and worshiped Lord Shri Hari Vishnu on Mauni Amavasya. Due to this everyone became alive again.



Magh Amavasya is called Mauni Amavasya



On the day of Magh Amavasya, there is a law to keep silent fast, hence it is also called Mauni Amavasya. According to the scriptures, the word 'Mauni' is derived from Muni. On this day sages and saints used to achieve achievements by keeping silent, which is being followed even today. There is a rule to keep silent fast on this day. The person who fulfills this fast by keeping silence, then they get the post of Muni. In the Puranas, the special importance of bathing in the Ganges and other holy rivers has been told on this day.


Conclusion


There is also a special significance of observing a silent fast on the day of Mauni Amavasya. According to the scriptures, one gets many times more merit by chanting Hari silently than by chanting it. If you want to know more about Mauni Amavasya, then do an astrology phone consultation.



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