Mauni Amavasya 2011 is the no moon day in the Magh month (January – February) as per the traditional Hindu calendar followed in
On Mauni Amavasya day, large number of Hindu devotees join Kalpavasis at Sangam in Prayag (
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.