Mauni Amavasya, also known as Mauna Amavasya, is observed on the No Moon day in Magha month (January – February). In 2016, Mauni Amavasya date is February 8.
Magh Mela is celebrated during the Magh month and it is one of the most auspicious days to perform ritual bath at Triveni Sangam or Prayag at Allahabad.
Mauni or Mauna or Muni means a spiritual performer who practices silence as a part of his daily rituals and pujas. It is believed on Mauni Amavasya day conjunction of the sun and the moon takes place.
Mauni Amavasya is known as Chollangi Amavasya in Andhra Pradesh. It is also celebrated as Darsh Amavasya in some other places of India. Mauna Amavasya coincides with Paush Amavasya in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat and Maharashtra.
Magh Amavasya day is the most important day of Kumbh Mela. In 2013, Kumbh Mela was celebrated as Maha Kumbhmela in Allahabad Prayag Sangam.
In 2015, Mauni Amavasya date was January 20.
In 2014, Mauni Amavasya date was January 30.
In 2013, Mauni Amavasya date was February 10.
Mauni Amavasya 2012 date is January 23.
Mauni Amavasya 2011 date was February 2nd.