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Kankhal Snan in Haridwar on Ashada Purnima

Kankhal Snan is the holy bath performed in Ganga at Kankhal in Haridwar. It is observed on the Ashadha Purnima day or the full moon day in Ashada month. In 2024, Kankhal Snan is on July 21.

Kankhal is famous of the Daksha Mahadev Temple dedicated to Shiva. The place is where Goddess Sati self immolated. It is also where Shiva and his ganas destroyed Daksha yajna.

The annual snan is performed in Ganga River. Taking bath on the day is considered highly meritorious.