Magh Snan Mahatmya: Importance, Spiritual significance of Magha Snanam or holy dip in Magh Month

Magh Snan (Magha Snana) is the most auspicious event during Magh month or Magha masam. To get rid of sins and get salvation, this is the most important month. Devotees believe that performing snan or ritual bath before sunrise is considered auspicious.

Devotees observe Magh Snan in holy rivers like Ganga, Yamuna, Brahmaputra, Narmada, Godavari, Krishna, Cauvery, etc. during Magh month and worship Lord Shiva, Surya Bhagwan, Goddess Saraswati and Lord Vishnu.

Magha snanam starts on Pushya Amavasya (No Moon day in Pushya masam) and continues till the last day of Magh month. As per the Brahma Purana, those who observe Magh Snan before sunrise will be even worshipped by Gods. Puranas explained how to do Magh Snan and where and when to perform the punya snan.

Magh Mela is the important Mela celebrated in Prayag Sangam in Allahabad. Basant Panchami snan, Ratha Saptami snan, Bhishma Ekadasi snan, Magh Amavasya, and Magh Purnima Snan are major days that attract lakhs of devotees for Magh Snan.

In 2013, Kumbh Mela was also held during Magh Month.

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  3. V N RAO says:

    Please let me know what mantras and strotras should be recited before going to river / sea bath and after bathing on magha pournima day.

  4. Raja Naik says:

    Hello sir! Can you please provide the mantras to chant while taking magh snan. Is there any sankalp mantra for magh snan?