Tri Amavasya or Mauni Amavasya is a day associated with the celestial event where 7 planets align with Capricorn. This auspicious day is primarily linked to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. Mauni Amavasya is the most auspicious day of the Kumbh Mela and all the devotees would desire to take bath in the Sangam near Allahabad.

On this day of Mauni Amavasya, one must discipline oneself in their thoughts, actions and dedicate their time to self care. One has to wake up early and take bath by mixing rock salt in bathing water and then uttering the sloka ‘Gangecha yamunecha, narmada sindhu kaaveri jalesmin sannidham kuru.’ And even while drinking the water, utter this hymn with the presence of mind. Also, write what you want to manifest on a paper with your finger dipped in wet turmeric powder, then gaze at it for a long time and then keep the paper safely.

On this day it is said that words have power and speak accordingly and harmoniously, otherwise stay calm. Most of the day must be spent in focus on god within oneself. This is also the day where one has to ask their ancestors for forgiveness for past deeds and guide them on the right path of enlightenment.

–       Venkat Dasari