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Kumbh Mela 2025 Allahabad - Important Bathing Dates

The main ritual performed at that Kumbh Mela is the ritual bath or Shahi Snan on most auspicious days during Kumbh Mela. Hindus believe that submerging themselves in the sacred waters on the most auspicious day of the new moon will absolve them and their ancestors of sin, thus ending the cycle of rebirth. Pilgrims start lining up to bathe from very early morning on this day.

As the sun comes up, the different groups of sadhus move in procession towards the river to bathe. The Nagas usually lead, while each group tries to outdo the others with more grandeur and fanfare. The moment is magical, and everyone is absorbed in it.

Prayagraj Kumbh Mela 2025 Important Bathing Dates


13 JANUARY, 2025

Paush Purnima is the full moon day in the Hindu month of Paush. It is an important bathing date in the famous Allahabad Magh Mela. Paush Purnima is also celebrated as Shakambari Jayanti. On the occasion of Paush Purnima, thousands of people converge at the temple town of Prayag (Allahabad) for the holy bath at Sangam – the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and Mythical Saraswati rivers. Heavy rush is witnessed in Hindu temples across India on the day.


14 JANUARY 2025:

According to ancient Indian tradition, Kumbh Mela marks its beginning on Makar Sankranti, the day when the sun and moon enter Capricorn and Jupiter enters Aries which is considered to be particularly auspicious because as per ancient belief, the path from our Earth to other higher planets is open on this day, enabling the soul to attain the heavenly world. On this day at dawn, an immense crowd of millions of pilgrims walk towards the Sangam and there are people dancing and flags and banners flowing all over.


29 JANUARY 2025:

The Amavasya of Magh Masa is called the Mauni Amavasya. Sun and Moon enter and the Capricorn sign, because of the transit, on this day. This day is celebrated as the birthday of Manu Rishi. It is believed, Lord Brahma gave origination to Maharaja Manu and queen Shatrupa. Hence, this day is considered as the beginning of the universe creation. Capricorn sign has the Yoga of Sun and Moon which increases the significance of this Amavasya. Bathing in Sangam of Prayagraj, gives virtues to an individual, on this day. According to some scholar, Maun Vrat should be observed. Maun (silent) Vrat means to control all our senses. It depends on a person for how long he wants to observe silence. People take the resolution of Maun Vrat for a day, or a month, or for one year.


03 FEBRUARY 2025:

Vasant Panchami marks the beginning of the spring season. The festival of spring is celebrated with full vivacity and joy amongst the Hindu people. In Hindi language, the word” Basant / Vasant” means”spring” and”Panchami” means the fifth day. In short, Basant Panchami is celebrated as the fifth day of Spring Season. Vasant Panchami falls on the fifth day of the Indian month, Maagh (January-February). This festival is also known as Saraswati Puja.


12 FEBRUARY 2025:

Magh Purnima or Magha Pournami, also known as Maha Maghi, is one of the auspicious Pournami days for Hindu devotees. Purnima is considered as significant in terms of spiritual practice and performing religious rituals. Samudra Snan or Punya Nadi Snanam (holy dip in holy waters) on Maha Maghi is highly meritorious deed.


26 FEBRUARY 2025:

Maha Shivratri a Hindu festival celebrated annually in honour of the god Shiva. There is a Shivaratri in every luni-solar month of the Hindu calendar, on the month’s 13th night/14th day. It is observed by remembering Shiva and chanting prayers, fasting, doing Yoga, and meditating on ethics and virtues such as self-restraint, honesty, non-injury to others, forgiveness, and the discovery of Shiva. This is an important and the last day of Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj in 2025 and after this day, the next Maha Kumbh at Nasik-Trimbakeshwar will happen in 2027.

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