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2024 Mauni Amavas

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Mauni Amavasya is a Mahavrat and the holy confluence of Gods is inhibited as per Hindu mythology. It falls in Magh month - the virtuous month and also referred to as Magh Amavasya which is believed to be the era of Lord Krishna. It is also believed that Dwapara yuga started on this promising day.

Gain wisdom and balance of mind through Mauni Amavasya

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Deeper Insights On Magh Amavas

On Maun Amavasya, bathing in the holy rivers such as on the banks of river Ganges or at the Dashashwamedh Ghat in Kashi in Magh month provides the attainment of virtues, knowledge, wealth and happiness by keeping silence (Maun). 

On this day a silent fast is observed by the devotees and this year it falls on24th January 2020. This is the day dedicated to spiritual sadhana. 

This Amavas is very popular in different cities of India which is distinguished in various parts of this country. Follow the below table:

Cities Of India


Known as

Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh)

Bathing in the holy Ganges

Amrit Yoga or Kumbh Parv

Andhra Pradesh

Bathing in pious rivers

Chollangi Amavasya

Other regions

Taking a holy dip in sacred rivers

Darsh Amavasya

Mauni Amavasya Rituals

1. Significance of Magh Amavas

The Sun and the Moon are found in the zodiac sign of Capricorn and on Mauni Amavasya day, Sun stays in Capricorn native for a month and the moon for around two days. This celestial position balances the main Nadis of a person. It has vital forces and stabilizes Nadis through pranayama and meditation combined with silence. This act stimulates Kundali Shakti and develops spiritual sadhana.

2. The vow of silence

Mauni Amavas is the last Amavasya in the whole year before Maha Shivratri arrives. Vow of silence indicates the awakening of wisdom and Maun controls the thoughts or mind and impulsive acts. 

According to Bhagavad Gita (6.5), a person's mind is obstinate, turbulent, strong and restless and that's why it is important to keep silence on Mauni Amavasya to control the tongue which is provoked by the restless mind.

3. Which items should be donated?

As per Mauni Amavasya rituals, things like sesame, black clothes, oil, blankets, shoes, warm clothes, etc can be donated. People whose moon (as per Kundali) is low, can contribute rice, betasha, milk, kheer, etc.

4. Changing of zodiac signs

Saturn (Shani Dev) changes their house and affects different zodiac signs. It enters his zodiac sign Capricorn and Shani Dhaiya will have an influence on Gemini and Libra.

5. How is the day spent?

Maun Amavas January 24, 2020, will take place as per below particulars.


Date and Day

Beginning Time

End Time


24 Jan, 2020 - Friday

7:13 a.m.



24 Jan, 2020 - Friday


6:04 p.m.

Amavasya Tithi

24 Jan, 2020 - Friday

2:16 a.m.


Amavasya Tithi

25 Jan, 2020 - Saturday


3:11 a.m.

The most important thing is not to utter a single sound the whole day till the Maun Vrat is concluded in the next morning or evening as per Tithi. On this day, devotees choose a secluded place, take bath in the holy river and sit in meditation. Followers will read Holy Scriptures, chant the name of the Lord and mantras.

Do’s And Don'ts Of Mauni Amavasya



Observe the silence from dawn to dusk

Do not roam in the graveyard

Visit holy pilgrim spots - Kashi, Prayag, Rameshwaram, Kanyakumari, Allahabad and take a dip in the river

Do not insult poor or helpless and do not say abusive words

Do fasting 

Do not engage in physical intercourse on this particular day

Donate and help poor and needy

Avoid non veg food and consume sattvic food.

Additional Information On Upcoming Magha Amavasya Years And Dates


Dates and Day 


February 11 , Thursday


February 1, Tuesday


January 21, Saturday


February 9, Friday


January 29, Wednesday


Mauni Amavasya facts say to coexist with absolute silence with the ever flickering mind and control darting thoughts that are expressed through the tongue. Overall it cleanses and balances the process of mind and body.

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