गुरुवार, 14 जनवरी 2010


Mauni Amavasya 2010 is the no moon day in the Magh month (January – February) as per the traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. Mauna Amavasya 2010 date is January 15. Mauna Amavasya is an important bathing date at during the annual Magh Mela and Magha Snan and Kumbh Mela. The word ‘mauna’ or ‘mauni’ means silence and several Hindus keep complete silence on the day. There is also a Surya Grahan (Partial Solar Eclipse) on January 15, 2010 during Mauni Amavasya.

On Mauni Amavasya day, large number of Hindu devotees join at Sangam in Prayag (Allahabad) and meditate the whole day. Thousands of Hindus from all around the world converge at Sangam to take bath on the day.
According to Hinduism, ‘Mauna’ (silence) is one of the most important aspects of spiritual discipline. Derived from the word muni, a Sanyasi or saint, who practices silence, mauna ideally symbolizes a state of oneness with the Self.
Mauna has also been described by Adi Shankaracharya as one of the three essential attributes of a Sanyasi.

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