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2020 Magha Amavasya

date  2020
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Magha Amavasya
Panchang for Magha Amavasya
Choghadiya Muhurat on Magha Amavasya

Magha Amavasya (also known as Maghi Amavasya) fall in the Hindu month of Magha, therefore the name Magha Amavasya. It is the day of observing Maun Vrat, therefore, it is also known as Mauni Amavasya. Mauni Vrat means the person observing the Vrat cannot utter even a single word. It is the most difficult form of fasting. Only some people become successful in keeping this fast. It is the day for connecting to your own self.

Magh Amavasya Rituals and Importance

It helps in acquiring peace, judging one's patience level and self-control. This day helps in improving spiritual awareness and for spiritual growth, one’s speech must be pure. To acquire the purity of speech, practicing silence is very helpful. It helps in conserving energy and eliminating negative energies. It also helps in controlling words before speaking as well as anger. Taking a holy dip in the sacred rivers is also recommended on this day. It is believed that taking a holy dip washes away all the sins and negative thoughts from the mind.

This day experiences the presence of all Devas in the holy rivers. During bath, strict silence should be observed. Lord Brahma is worshipped on this day along with chanting Gayatri Mantra. Another major ritual to be carried out on this day is performing Pitru Puja (ancestral worship). Offering food to animals, diseased people is considered highly beneficial. Offering Til oil to Shani dev is also very auspicious on this day.

Amavasya fasting Days

According to the Hindu calendar, starting from Chaitra month (March-April), the No Moon Day falls throughout the year. Here is the list of Amavasya days other than Magha Amavasya.

S.N.

Hindu Month

Amavasya Vrat Name and Same Day Festival

1

Chaitra

Chaitra Amavasya

2

Vaishakha

Vaishakha Amavasya

3

Jyeshtha

Jyeshtha Amavasya, Darsha Bhavuka Amavasya, Shani Jayanti, Vat Savitri Vrat

4

Ashadha

Ashadha Amavasya

5

Shravana

Shravana Amavasya

6

Bhadrapada

Bhadrapada Amavasya, Pithori Amavasya

7

Ashwin

Ashwin Amavasya, Sarva Pitru Amavasya, Sarvapitri Darsha Amavasya

8

Kartika

Kartika Amavasya, Diwali, Lakshmi Puja

9

Margashirsha

Margashirsha Amavasya

10

Paush

Paush Amavasya

11

Magha

Magha Amavasya, Mauni Amavas

12

Phalguna

Phalguna Amavasya

If Amavasya falls on Monday - Somvati Amavasya

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