Magh Mela 2017 dates at Sangam in Allahabad
Magh Mela 2017 is an important annual Hindu ritual held on the banks of Sangam (Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati) in Prayag (modern-day Allahabad). In 2017, Magh Mela begins on January 12 and ends on February 24. Magh Mela is also known as mini Kumbh Mela and is held in Magh month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. The main custom involves taking a holy dip at Triveni Sangam on auspicious dates.
The Magh (Kumbh) Mela is one of the greatest yearly religious festivals for Hindus. Hindu mythology considers the origin of the Magh Mela to be the beginning of the Universe. It is an important occasion, the Magh (Kumbh) Mela is held yearly on the banks of Triveni Sangam (the junction of the three rivers Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati) in Prayag near Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh.
The important dates during Prayag - Magha Mela in 2017 are:
January 12 (Paush Purnima)
January 14 and 15 (Makar Sankranti)
January 27 (Mauni Amavasya)
February 1 (Basant Panchami)
February 10 (Maghi Poornima)
February 24 (Maha Shivratri)
It is generally believed that taking a holy dip at the Sangam on the auspicious days during this period will wash away the sins and will lead to Moksha.
A major outstanding part during the period is the Kalpavasis – pilgrims who live in these camps during the period of the Magh Mela.
Magh Mela 2017 Festival has gained huge importance as tourists across the country gather here during the festival to witness the culture of India. The Government arranges various tours and packages for tourists during the occasion.