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 2012 begins on January 9, 2012 and ends on February 20, 2012. 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:
Paush Purnima – January 9, 2012
Makar Sankranti – January 14, 2012
Mauni Amavasi – January 23, 2012
Basant Panchami – January 28, 2012
Magh Purnima – February 7, 2012
Shivratri – March 3, 2012
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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