Magh Mela is observed during Magh month and Falgun month up to nearly 45 days. In 2021, Magh Mela begins on January 28 and ends on March 11.
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 2021 dates January & February: Magh Mela at Sangam Prayag in Allahabad:
Magh Mela starts on Paush Purnima (28 January 2021). Other auspicious bathing dates are Makar Sankranti on January 14, February 8 (Shattila Ekadashi), 11 February 2021 (Mauni Amavasya), 16 February 2021 (Basant Panchami), Achala Saptami or Rath Saptami (19 February 2021) and Maghi Purnima on 27 February 2021.
Officially though, Mela administration considers the last bathing of Maha Shivratri as the closing of the mela. The Maha Shivratri bathing shall commence on 11 March 2021.
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.
In 2019, Magh Mela coincided with Ardh Kumbh Mela.