According to the North Indian calendar, Mauni Amavasya also known as Maghi Amavasya falls in the middle of the Magha month of January-February. However, this day is also believed to be the birth of Manu Rishi, due to which this day is celebrated as Mauni Amavasya. As the name suggests on this day people take a pledge to observe one day fasting by not uttering a word throughout the day. Mauni Amavasya is the most important and auspicious day for bathing in the holy Ganges and is popularly referred to as the day of ‘Kumbh Parva’ or ‘Amrit Yoga’. Mauni Amavasya is therefore a day to attain knowledge, happiness, and wealth.