Magh Snan 2015 dates, Allahabad - Sangam - Prayag



Magh Snan is the holy bathing ritual at Sangam in Allahabad in the Magh month as per traditional calendar followed in North India. Magh Snan 2015 begins on January 5 and ends on February 17, 2015. Sangam at Prayag or Allahabad is the point where the three holy rivers – Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati meets. Taking a holy dip at the confluence of these three rivers is believed to help in attaining Moksha.

The important bathing dates during Magh Snan:
January 5 (Paush Purnima)
January 14 (Makar Sankranti)
January 20 (Mauni Amavasya)
January 24 (Basant Panchami)
January 30 (Maghi Poornima)
and February 17 (Maha Shivratri)

The popular belief is that taking bath during the auspicious period when Sun or Surya enters Makar Rashi or Capricorn Zodiac will help in attaining moksha. The northern transition of sun is believed to be highly meritorious and helps in attaining moksha.

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