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Students pour water on each other as they take a holy bath on the occasion of Magh Purnima at Ahmedabad

Magha Purnima, Allahabad

Magha Purnima also known as Maghi Purnima is a full moon day which falls in the month of Magh according to the Hindu calendar. This is roughly in the month of January – February as per the Gregorian calendar. It is the month in which the famous Kumbh Mela (held every 12 years) and the Magha Mela (an annual event) takes place at Triveni Sangam (a confluence of three rivers) in Prayag or Allahabad.
Magha is one of the most sacred months because at the beginning of the month the sun sets on its northern path. Magha Purnima is the last and most important day of the month of Magh. It is regarded as an auspicious day to take holy bath.