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Lakshmi Kund Snan and Mela in Varanasi

Lakshmi Kund Snan and Mela is annually held in the Bhadrapad month in Varanasi. Lakshmi Kund Snan in 2024 begins on September 11. The mela (fair) is for 16 days. During the period an important 16-day Goddess Lakshmi puja is held in the region.

Laxmi Kund is a pond located in Kashi and is of great religious importance. There is Goddess Lakshmi temple located hear the pond.

The fair that is held at Lakshmi Kund is known as Sorahaiya Ka Mela and is dedicated to the potters of the region. You will get to see and buy numerous pottery items during the period.

Legend has it that 64 yoginis were given the duty of the preservation and protection of various ponds in the region by Shiva. Mayuri yogini is the guardian deity of the Lakshmi Kund.

The Lakshmi Kund Snan comes to end on the Jitiya fasting date. 

It is observed on Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha  Ashtami.