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- On Amavasya, offer incense and meditation to the fathers, Secret Navratri will begin on February 12
This week is the new moon of Magh month on Thursday and the Krishna Paksha of the month will end. It is called Mauni Amavasya. On this date, there is a tradition of performing charity and worshiping silently. According to Pt. Manish Sharma, Jyotishacharya of Ujjain, one should visit a pilgrimage on Amavasya. Take a bath in a holy river and do charity.
After Amavasya, Gupta Navratri will begin from Friday, February 12. Secret worship is performed in this Navratri. Shukla Paksha of Magh month is starting from this day. In these days, along with the Mother Goddess, do special worship of Lord Vishnu and Shri Krishna.
On Amavasya, do charity and virtue for the fathers. Perform auspicious deeds etc. in a river. Donate money and grain to needy people and to a temple. Donate green grass and money in the cowshed.
Special worship of Goddess Lakshmi must be done on Amavasya. On this date, Lakshmi and Vishnu should be anointed with a conch shell. Offer sweets with basil in puja.
Offer Shiva lingam to the temple. Offer bilva patra, datura as well as other worship materials. Burn the incense lamp and chant the mantra. Mantra should be chanted at least 108 times.
Offer oil and vermilion to Hanumanji. Light the lamp and recite the Sundarkand. If time is lacking then recite Hanuman Chalisa.