Macchindranath Yatra at Malang Gad near Kalyan



Macchindranath Yatra is annually held in Magh month. The annual jatra is held to the Macchindranath Temple atop a hill at Malang Gad near Kalyan, Maharashtra. Macchindranath Yatra 2017 date is February 10. Hundreds of devotees visit Vajreshwari Devi Mandir during the festival. The shrine is located around 13 km from Kalyan.

Macchindranath was a saint from the Nath Panth. He meditated here for very long period. He was the founder of the Nath Jogi sect.

The day is of importance to the villagers at Malang Gad. People from nearby towns and villages arrive to participate in this annual fair and festival. Important rituals are held during the period.

Macchindranath Yatra is annually held on Magh Purnima tithi or the full moon day in Magh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.