Mauni Amavasya (Silence Day) 2021

Mauni Amavasya (Silence Day) is an annual observance. The observation of Silence Day is a practice that Swami Veda Bharati invited us to practice. In 2021, Mauni Amavasya is February 11.

Swamiji wrote:

“...there is also an annual silence day in the traditions of India. It is called Mauni Amavasya. Mauni means ‘of or for silence’, and amavasya means ‘no-moon day.’” and,

“...I would like many of my friends to set aside at least one day to share the silence with me just as you have shared the full moon day for an hour each month for more than a decade now."

“...If you plan from now, you can arrange your worldly affairs in such a way that they do not interfere with your one-day vow of silence."

“On that day, no driving (except for emergencies), no TV, no conversation, just self-observation, contemplation, japa and learning (1) to give love in silence while (2) learning to love silence."

“May I ask all our swamis, initiators, spiritual advisers, teachers, centre leaders to kindly popularize this concept and take this year to prepare the people to undertake this one-day vow of silence.”

For more information, please see: https://ahymsin.org/main/practice/mauni-amavasya-silence-day.html