…Whether you accept the story or Manu or not, we do need to institute a day of silence every year… Read more.
Mauni Amavasya (Silence Day) is an annual observance. The observation of Silence Day is a practice that Swami Veda Bharati invited us to practice.
There is 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.’ It occurs on the no-moon day of the Maagha month in the Hindu calendar when sun and moon are both supposed to enter the sign of Capricorn (makara rashi).
It is held in the tradition as the day when Manu, the Archetypal Man first appeared on earth; he wedded Shata-roopa (She of a Hundred Beautiful Forms) and generated humankind.
Michael Smith wrote, “…Before Swami Veda left his body in 2015, he counseled his students to observe this Silence Day, and even to encourage others around the world to do the same – so that it would become a global practice!