Makar Sankranti (Shahi Snan)
January 15, 2019
The first Shahi Snan (royal bath) marks the commencement of the festival, witnessing multitudes of pilgrims taking dip at the Sangam. According to the Hindu calendar it is the first important bathing day.
January 21, 2019
The full moon bathe is of utmost significance for it leads to ‘moksha’ or the liberation of the soul from the cycle of death and birth.
Mauni Amavasya (Shahi Snan)
February 4, 2019
The second Shahi Snan (royal bath) is considered as the main royal bath. It is the day when the moon is not visible in the sky and the day is believed to be spent without speaking any word so that no soul is hurt with brittle words.
Basant Panchami (Shahi Snan)
February 10, 2019
It is the day ofthe third Shahi Snan (royal bath). It is an auspicious day as the bathing ceremony on this day enables one to get rid of his/her sins.This day is dedicated to the Goddess Saraswati- The goddess of wisdom and learning and it marks the arrival of Spring.
February 19, 2019
The snan on this full moon day is believed to fulfil ones wishes and prayers. In this month of the Hindu calendar named as ‘Magh’ it is believed that all the gods come on the banks of Ganga from heaven and bathe, pray and shower blessings.
March 4, 2019
It’s the last day of the auspicious Kumbh snan where Lord Shiva is also worshiped for it was he who saved Earth from the rapid currents of Ganga by holding the flow of Ganga in his hair locks and at same time leaving a narrow stream on Earth for life to flourish.