Magh Mela is observed during Magh month and Falgun month up to nearly 45 days. In 2019, Magh Mela begins on January 21 and ends on February 19. In 2019, Magh Mela coincides with Ardh Kumbh Mela.
Magh Mela snan at Prayag Sangam in Allahabad has a great significance which attracts several millions of devotees to perform holy dip in divine confluence (Triveni Sangam) of holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati.
Magh Mela 2019 dates January & February: Magh Mela at Sangam Prayag in Allahabad:
Magh Mela starts on Paush Purnima (21 January 2019). Other auspicious bathing dates are Makar Sankranti on January 15, January 31 (Shattila Ekadashi), 4 February 2019 (Mauni Amavasya), 10 February 2019 (Basant Panchami), Achala Saptami or Rath Saptami (12 February 2019) and Maghi Purnima on 19 February 2019.
Officially though, Mela administration considers the last bathing of Maha Shivratri as the closing of the mela. The Maha Shivratri bathing shall commence on 4 March 2019.
Magh Mela’s main ritual involves taking a holy dip at Sangam on auspicious dates. The important bathing dates for the Mela are spread over a period of nearly 45 days. The first bathing day is on the occasion of Paush Purnima. Devotees believe that taking a holy dip in Sangam during the Hindu month of Magh improves life and makes it disease free.