Magh Snan 2016 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 2016 begins on January 14 and ends on March 7, 2016. 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 14 (Makar Sankranti)
January 23 (Paush Purnima)
February 8 (Mauni Amavasya)
February 12 (Basant Panchami)
February 22 (Maghi Poornima)
and March 7 (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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