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Magha Purnima

Like Kartika Purnima, this is a Hindu bathing festival, and Hindus believe that bathing in the Ganges on this day is a great purifying act. When they cannot get to the Ganges, they bathe in the sea or in any holy stream, river, or tank (a pool or pond used to store water). There is a large tank that is considered holy at Kumbhkonam; Hindus believe on this particular day, the Ganges flows into the tank. Magha Purnima is a day for fasting and charities. Early in the morning, libations are offered to dead ancestors, while donations of food, clothes, and money are given to the poor. More...
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Magha Purnima 2017 - February 10 (Friday)

Magha Purnima also known as Maghi

Magha Purnima also known as Maghi Purnima is a full moon day which falls in the month of Magh according to the Hindu calendar. This is roughly in the month of January – February as per the Gregorian calendar. It is the month in which the famous Kumbh Mela (held every 12 years) and the Magha Mela (an annual event) takes place at Triveni Sangam (a confluence of three rivers) in Prayag or Allahabad.

Magha is one of the most sacred months because at the beginning of the month the sun sets on its northern path. Magha Purnima is the last and most important day of the month of Magh. It is regarded as an auspicious day to take holy bath.

Magha Purnima also marks the conclusion of the Magha month in North India. Therefore, the full moon day of this month is greatly revered by Hindu devotees especially the worshippers of Lord Vishnu.

Magha Mela which is an annual event is held at Prayag in Allahabad and millions of devotees including pilgrims, underprivileged, priests, ascetics and the common man take a holy bath on this day.
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