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Magh Mela Allahabad

Magh Mela is held annually on the banks of Sangam in Allahabad (Prayag) and the Mela is also known as the mini Kumbh Mela. It is held in the Hindu month of Magh. In 2018, Magh Mela begins with Makar Sankranti (January 2, 2018) and ends on Maha Shivratri (February 13, 2018). The Magh Mela is not confined to the Magh month and the important bathing dates are spread over a period of 45 days.
During Magh Mela a temporary tent city arises on the banks of Sangam in Allahabad. Various Hindu religious organizations and ashrams erect separate camps. Kalpavasis live in these camps during the period. Important bathing dates during the period attract more than a million devotees.
Important bathing dates during Magh Mela 2018 are Paush Poornima, Makar Sankranti, Mauni Amavasya, Vasant Panchmi, Magh Poornima and Mahashivratri.
Magh Mela is not held when Kumbh Mela and Ardh Kumbh Mela takes place.
Related Paush Purnima

WAVES Conference on Vedic Heritage for Global Welfare of Next Generation

World Association for Vedic Studies (WAVES) is planning to hold its seventh international conference on ‘Vedic Heritage for Global Welfare of Next Generation’ in June 2008 at University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA. WAVES-2008 is expected to cover a total of sixteen invited lectures and around 150 paper presentation sessions and poster presentations around the theme.WAVES is a multidisciplinary academic society with members of different religions, often of different scholarly views and varied interests. It welcomes persons engaged/interested in studying in any field of Vedic/ Indian studies. The word ‘Vedic’ is used in a wide sense to include not only Vedas, but all different areas as well as past, present and future of traditions and people based on Vedas. The first conference was held in October 1996 and the sixth in June 2006. WAVES conferences in the eleven years have always been a meeting point of all like minded and concerned persons, individual scholars, research…

Sayings of Sant Kabir

Him whom I went out to seek,
I found just where I was:
He now has become myself
Whom before I called `Another'!

Look at you, you madman!
Screaming you are thirsty
And dying in a desert,
When all around you
There is nothing but water
Man is but a doll made from five elements,
To whom a human's name is given ...
We are but guest of four days,
Yet we take up so much room!