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Magh Mela (Mini Kumbh) in Allahabad, India

Magh Mela (Fair of Magh Month in Hindu calendar) is held every year. Magh Mela is one of greatest annual fairs where people participate in millions to take holy bath in holy River Ganges.

Where Magh Mela is held?

Magh Mela also called Mini Kumbh is organized only in Allahabad . It is also held in many other cities of India in different names and different traditions but on same day of Makar Sankranti.

When Magh Mela starts?

Magh Mela starts on Makar Sankranti (When the Sun enters into Tropic of Capricorn) .

Makar Snakranti is a festival which whole of India celebrated with different names. Here you can find the names of Makar Sankranti in different parts of India. People know this festival by various names all over India. The list is as follows:

  • Makara Sankranthi: Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala
  • Shishur Saenkraat: Kashmir Valley
  • Khichdi: Western Bihar
  • Uttarayan: Gujarat (International Kites Festival in Ahmedabad is the special attraction of this day)
  • Makar Sankranti: Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Rajasthan
  • Poush Sangkranti: West Bengal
  • Tila Sakrait: Mithila
  • Maghi: Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab.
  • Magh Bihu: Assam it is a festival that celebrates the origin of the universe.

Which rituals are performed in Magh Mela?

  • The most important ritual performed during Magh Mela is Bathing Ritual in holy River Ganges.
  • Worship to Sun God
  • Anna Daan (Food/Grain Donation)
  • Til Daan (Sesame Donation)

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Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021 Date
Main Shahi Snan Dates/Special Bathing Dates
14/15 Jan 2021 Makar Sankranti
(1st Shahi Snan)
28 January 2021 Paush Purnima
11 February 2021 Mauni Amavasya (Main Royal Bath-2nd Shahi Snan)
16 February 2021 Basant Panchami
(3rd Shahi Snan)
27 February 2021 Maghi Purnima
11 March 2021 Maha Shivratri
12 April 2021 Somvati Amamvasya
21 April 2021 Ram Navami
27 April 2021 Chaitra Purnima

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