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Magh Mela

Magh Mela helds once in a year on the bank of Triveni Sangam (the confluence of the three holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati) in Prayag near Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh. The Magh Mela is one of the greatest annual religious affairs for Hindus. It is a festival that celebrates the origin of the universe. Magh Mela, which falls in the Hindu month of Magh. However, the Magh Mela is not confined only to the month of Magh as the important dates are spread over a period of 45 days. Every year Magh mela commences on the day of Makkar Sankranti. Magh Mela is known as “mini kumbh Mela”. Nearly tens of millions of pilgrims gather at the sangam to bathe in the holy river. Pilgrims can bathe in the water at any time during the 45 days long festival, the day known as “Mauni Amavasya” is considered the most auspicious holiday.

Kumbh Mela-Nasik (Trimbakeshwar) 2015 :
The Nasik Kumbhmela celebration is held once every 12 years in Nashik - it is scheduled for 2015. It draws millions of devotees and tourists from all over the country and the world. Trimbakeshwar is a holy town that houses one of the twelve Jyotirlingas in India. It also is the origin of the river Godavari and is situated 38 kms away from Nasik. The Sinhasta Kumbh Mela is held once in 12 years in Nashik and Trimbakeshwar. According to historical records, Nasik is one of four places where the elixir of immortality, the 'amrit', fell to earth from a pitcher as gods and demons were engaged in the tussle to gain the ownership of the jar full of 'amrit'. The Kumbh Mela rotates among the four holy sites every three years. The Kumbh Mela is marked by millions of devotees' plunge into the river Godavari that is believed would cleanse their souls leading to salvation. A ritual bath at a predetermined time and place is the major event of the festival.

-: List of North India Festivals :-