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Shahi Snan (Ceremonial Bath in Kumbh Mela) in India

Shahi Snan is much adorned and wondered ritual of Kumbh Mela in India . It is also called Rajyogi Snan. It is a Ceremonial Bath in Kumbh Mela.

How Many Shahi Snan take place in Kumbh Mela?

There are 3 occasions on which Shahi Snan Takes place in Kumbh Mela.

  • Makar Sankranti – First Shahi Snan
  • Mauni Amavasya – Main Bathing Ceremony/2nd Shahi Snan
  • Vasant Panchami - 3rd Shahi Snan/Last Royal Bathing Ceremony

What is timing of Shahi Snan in Kumbh Mela?

Shahi Snan takes place at 4:00 AM

What is centre of Attraction in Shahi Snan at Kumbh Mela?

Shahi Snan by Akhada Sadhu like Niranjani Akhara and Juna Akhada is the centre of attraction in Kumbh Mela . Naked Saints (Naga Sadhu) with their bodies smeared with ash take part in Akhada procession. Saints are given preference over common people.

What is belief behind Shahi Snan in Kumbh Mela?

It is believed that when Garuda was carrying Immortal Nectar (Amrita) which was churned out from Kshir Sagar, fell at 4 places of Kumbh Mela from the pitcher.

So, these places have immense importance and carry the value of immortality by removing sins.

Shahi Snan or Ceremonial Bath in Rivers on Auspicious time is a way to get rid of sins and attain Moksha as per belief of Hinduism .

Why Shahi Snan is so special?

Shahi Snan is a ritual carrying great faith and devotion of Hindu devotees. It is a symbolic ritual and has mythological significance. Shahi Snan makes Kumbh Mela Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO .

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Main Shahi Snan Dates/Special Bathing Dates
14/15 Jan 2025 Makar Sankranti
(1st Shahi Snan)
13 Jan 2025 Paush Purnima
29 Jan 2025 Mauni Amavasya (Main Royal Bath-2nd Shahi Snan)
03 Feb 2025 Basant Panchami
(3rd Shahi Snan)
12 Feb 2025 Maghi Purnima
26 Feb 2025 Maha Shivratri

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