Mauni Amavasya on Sunday, January 18, 2026
Amavasya Tithi Starts – 24:03+ on January 17, 2026
Amavasya Tithi Ends – 25:21+ on January 18, 2026
About Magha Amavasya:
It is believed that the water of the holiest and holy river in Hinduism, the Ganges, turns into nectar on the day of Mauni Amavasya. Because of this belief, the day of Mauni Amavasya is the most important day in the Hindu calendar for a sacred bath in the Ganges.
According to the North Indian calendar, Mauni Amavasya falls in the middle of the month of Magha and is also known as Maghi Amavasya. Many people agree to take a sacred bath in the Ganges, not only on the day of Mauni Amavasya, but also throughout Magha Mahina. The daily bathing ritual begins at Paush Purnima and ends on Magha Purnima day.
During Kumbh Mela, Mauni Amavasya is the most important bathing day at Prayag in Allahabad and is known as Amrit Yoga Day and Kumbh Parva Day.