In India, today, January 21, is observed as Mauni Amavasyaon 2023. This day is regarded as the most fortunate day in Hinduism for all Indians globally. The middle of the month of Magha is when this Mauni Amavasya, also known as Maghi Amavasya, takes place. This year, the mauni and Shani Amavasya coincide, which explains why so many people bathe in the sacred Ganga to fulfill their wishes.
Black sesame and mustard oil should be offered to Lord Shani, according to Today’s Astro, which cited Dr. Mrityunjay Tiwari, the head of the astrological department of Shri Kallaji Vedic Vishwavidyalaya. Having a Shani Dev blessing, in his opinion, will assist you to decrease the bad impacts of the Shani Mahadasas of both the Saadhe Saati and Dhaiya year durations.
Table of Contents
- MAUNI AMAVASYA 2023: DATE AND TIME
- MAUNI AMAVASYA 2023: SIGNIFICANCE
- MAUNI AMAVASYA 2023: RITUALS
- FAQs on MAUNI AMAVASYA
MAUNI AMAVASYA 2023: DATE AND TIME
- Mauni Amavasya 2023: Saturday, January 21, 2023
- Amavasya Tithi begins: 06:17 am, January 21, 2023
- Amavasya Tithi ends: 02:22 am, January 22, 2023
MAUNI AMAVASYA 2023: SIGNIFICANCE
Since water is regarded as the most sacred form in Hinduism, the day holds special significance. Hinduism’s holiest river transforms into nectar on this day. It is thought that this fortunate event is bathing in the Ganges, a holy river. Anyone who consumes this or takes a holy bath in the river is enlightened.
MAUNI AMAVASYA 2023: RITUALS
People offer tarpan and pind daan as well as shradh karma to their ancestors on this day.
The pitru dosha is expelled by performing the rites.
As a result, on this day, people take a holy bath and pray.
Donations are made in order to assist the needy and poor.
FAQs on MAUNI AMAVASYA
Mauni Amavasya is considered to be a highly auspicious day for performing spiritual practices and rituals, particularly for the worship of Lord Shiva.
Mauni Amavasya is celebrated on the new moon day (Amavasya) of the Magha month of January (21st – 22nd) in the Hindu lunar calendar.
Mauni Amavasya is celebrated by fasting, performing puja, and taking a dip in sacred rivers such as the Ganges. Many people also perform charity and other good deeds on this day.
Taking a dip in the Ganges on Mauni Amavasya is believed to purify the mind and body, and to wash away past sins. It is also believed that by taking a dip in the Ganges on this day, one can attain the blessings of Lord Shiva and attain salvation.
Mauni Amavasya is also known as Maghi Amavasya, Maha Shivratri, and Maghi Purnima.