The Magh Mela is one of the greatest annual religious affairs for Hindus. Hindu mythology considers the origin of the Magh Mela to be the beginning of the Universe. An important occasion, the Magh Mela is held every year on the banks of Triveni Sangam (the confluence of the three great rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati) in Prayag near Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh.
In accordance with the traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India, this holy fair is organised every year during the Hindu month of Magh (corresponding to mid January - mid February of the Gregorian calendar); hence the name. The Magh Mela is, however, not confined only to the month of Magh and the important bathing dates are spread over a period of 45 days. The Magh Mela is actually a smaller version of Kumbh Mela. Hence it is also known as mini Kumbh Mela.
An Eternal Memory
During the entire Mela, the sadhus, especially Naga sadhus, various Akhadas, religious and other rituals attracted the attention of visitors from around the globe. For the millions of pilgrims and visitors, taking a dip in the Sangam is more than a mere bath, but an expression of one’s faith in the great divine power.
Special Bathing Dates-2017
12th January 2017 - Paush Purnima
14th January 2017 - Makar Sankranti
27th January 2017 - Mauni Amavasya
01th February 2017 - Basant Panchami
10th February 2017 - Maghi Purnima
24th February 2017 - Maha Shivratri