Mauni Amavasya - Mauni Amavasya 2014 - Mauni Amavasya Fast 2014
In the year 2014, Mauni Amavasya will be celebrated on 30th January. On this day, Sun and Moon enter into Capricorn sign because of the transit. This day is also celebrated as the birthday of Manu Rishi. Hence, this day is known as Mauni Amavasya. The significance of this amavasya increases when the yoga for Capricorn, Sun and Moon is formed. Taking bath in holy rivers on this day is believed to give fruitful results.
Significance of Maun Fast on Mauni Amavasya
According to some scholar, Maun Vrat should be observed on this day. Maun (silent) Vrat means to control all our senses. People take the resolution of Maun Vrat for a day, or a month, or for one year. It depends on a person for how long he wants to observe silence.
Taking bath in holy rivers, along with fasting is considered very auspicious. Hence, a person should observe Maun Vrat and then have a bath. After completing the bath etc. A person observing Maun fast should go to a peaceful place and perform mediation. This purifies the mind of an individual. The soul gets connected with Lord. On the day of Mauni Amavasya, a person can perform homas, donations etc.after bathing and meditations. By doing so the sins are removed and people get relief from enemies. On Mauni Amavasya, bathing in holy rivers give virtues that are obtained by performing hundred thousand Rajasuya Yagna. Its benefits are equal to Ashwamedha Yagya.
The Amavasya and Purnima of Magh Masaare celebrated as a festival on this day. The places where Amrit was dropped, during Samudra Manthan between Gods and demons are considered sacred for having bath.
Significance of Mauni Amavasya
On the day of Mauni Amavasya, a person should person mediation and donate things as per his capacity. Those who are not able to take bath in holy rivers or any other pilgrim, should wake up early in the morning, complete his routine work and have a bath at home itself. He can even take bath in a nearby river. As per the scriptures, the water of rivers become as pure as Ganga Jal on this day. Silence should be observed while bathing and meditation.
On this day a person should avoid performing wrong works and try to make his mind strong. He should focus on activities that can help him to keep his mind peaceful and make the body strong.
After this, person should worship Brahma Dev and perform the Gayatri Japa. Donations should be done with faith and chanting of mantra. The donations include giving of cow, gold, clothes, bed and other useful things.