Why Magh Mela is held in Prayagraj only, know the importance and reason

Magh Mela 2023: The grand Magh Mela 2023 (Magh Mela 2023) is going on in Prayagraj i.e. Sangam Nagri of Uttar Pradesh. According to the dates of the fair program, there are total five major baths here. These five baths have special significance. During this, crores of devotees reach from the country and the world. But do you know why Magh Mela is organized only in Prayagraj? Know its reason and importance.

These are the five main baths in the Magh Mela.

According to the information, big baths are organized in Magh Mela. According to the program released this time, Paush Purnima on January 6, 2023, Makar Sankranti on January 14-15, 2023, Mauni Amavasya on January 21, 2023, Maghi Purnima on February 5, 2023 and Mahashivratri on February 18, 2023 will be a big bath. Paush Purnima’s bath is over. Now tomorrow, i.e. on Makar Sankranti, lakhs of devotees will take bath here.

Not just a fair, it is a festival of celebration…

Talking about the beliefs of Magh Mela, many mythological stories are prevalent for this. According to a legend, it is said that Lord Brahma created this entire universe in Magh. It is said that this composition was done in Magh, hence this month is celebrated as a festival. Along with this, many people also do Kalpavas in this month. Kalpavas has very strict rules. During this the devotee sleeps on the ground and eats simple food and drink.

Freedom from the cycle of birth and death

By the devotion done during this time, man becomes free from the bondage of birth and death. It is believed that Lord Surya is worshiped during this time. Yagya rituals are performed. Kalpavas is completed with charity. During this, the devotee doing Kalpavas donates food items including bed to the Brahmin as a donation. Apart from this, there is another importance of Magh Mela. On the day of Makar Sankranti, the Sun moves from Dakshinayan to Uttarayan. It is believed that one who leaves the body in Uttarayan attains heaven. That’s why people take bath in Sangam.

That’s why Prayagraj has special importance

Now let’s talk about Prayagraj and the importance of the Magh Mela held here. Everyone knows that Prayagraj is also known as Sangam Nagri, because the rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati meet here. According to Hindu customs and beliefs, all the three rivers hold religious significance. Apart from this, Prayagraj is also called the king of pilgrimages. That’s why Magh Mela has special importance here. It is believed that the event begins only after the royal bath of the Naga Sadhus.

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