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Magh Mela 2020: Devotees Take Holy Dip, Offer Prayers at Sangam

India | Associated Press | January 10, 2020, 4:15 pm
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 Devotees crowd the banks of the Sangam, the meeting point of the Ganges and the Yamuna rivers, on the auspicious Paush Purnima day during the annual traditional Magh Mela fair in Prayagraj. Hundreds of thousands of devotees are expected to take holy dips at the confluence during the astronomically auspicious period of over 45 days celebrated as Magh Mela. (Image: AP)
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Devotees crowd the banks of the Sangam, the meeting point of the Ganges and the Yamuna rivers, on the auspicious Paush Purnima day during the annual traditional Magh Mela fair in Prayagraj. Hundreds of thousands of devotees are expected to take holy dips at the confluence during the astronomically auspicious period of over 45 days celebrated as Magh Mela. (Image: AP)

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 A devotee takes a holy dip in the Ganges river to observe Paush Purnima festivities, which marks the beginning of the Magha month in the Hindu calendar, during the Magh Mela festival in Prayagraj. (Image: AFP)
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A devotee takes a holy dip in the Ganges river to observe Paush Purnima festivities, which marks the beginning of the Magha month in the Hindu calendar, during the Magh Mela festival in Prayagraj. (Image: AFP)

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 Devotees take a ritualistic bath in the Sangam, the meeting point of the Ganges and the Yamuna rivers, on the auspicious Paush Purnima day during the annual traditional Magh Mela fair in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)
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Devotees take a ritualistic bath in the Sangam, the meeting point of the Ganges and the Yamuna rivers, on the auspicious Paush Purnima day during the annual traditional Magh Mela fair in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)

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 Devotees worship by the Ganges river to observe Paush Purnima festivities, which marks the beginning of the Magha month in the Hindu calendar, during the Magh Mela festival in Prayagraj. (Image: AFP)
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Devotees worship by the Ganges river to observe Paush Purnima festivities, which marks the beginning of the Magha month in the Hindu calendar, during the Magh Mela festival in Prayagraj. (Image: AFP)

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 Devotees take a holy dip in the Ganges river to observe Paush Purnima festivities, which marks the beginning of the Magha month in the Hindu calendar, during the Magh Mela festival in Prayagraj. (Image: AFP)
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Devotees take a holy dip in the Ganges river to observe Paush Purnima festivities, which marks the beginning of the Magha month in the Hindu calendar, during the Magh Mela festival in Prayagraj. (Image: AFP)

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 Students of Swaminarayan Gurukul perform a ritualistic bath called Magh Snan in Ahmadabad. (Image: AP)
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Students of Swaminarayan Gurukul perform a ritualistic bath called Magh Snan in Ahmadabad. (Image: AP)

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 Devotees crowd the Sangam, the meeting point of the Ganges and the Yamuna rivers, to take holy dips on the auspicious Paush Purnima day during the annual traditional Magh Mela fair in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)
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Devotees crowd the Sangam, the meeting point of the Ganges and the Yamuna rivers, to take holy dips on the auspicious Paush Purnima day during the annual traditional Magh Mela fair in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)

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 A Sadhu performs rituals after taking a dip in the Sangam, the meeting point of the Ganges and the Yamuna rivers, on the auspicious Paush Purnima day during the annual traditional Magh Mela fair in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)
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A Sadhu performs rituals after taking a dip in the Sangam, the meeting point of the Ganges and the Yamuna rivers, on the auspicious Paush Purnima day during the annual traditional Magh Mela fair in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)

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 A devotee offers prayers as he takes a holy dip in the Ganges river to observe Paush Purnima festivities, which marks the beginning of the Magha month in the Hindu calendar, during the Magh Mela festival in Prayagraj. (Image: AFP)
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A devotee offers prayers as he takes a holy dip in the Ganges river to observe Paush Purnima festivities, which marks the beginning of the Magha month in the Hindu calendar, during the Magh Mela festival in Prayagraj. (Image: AFP)

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 Devotees wait for a community feast at the Sangam, the meeting point of the Ganges and the Yamuna rivers, to take holy dips on the auspicious Paush Purnima day during the annual traditional Magh Mela fair in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)
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Devotees wait for a community feast at the Sangam, the meeting point of the Ganges and the Yamuna rivers, to take holy dips on the auspicious Paush Purnima day during the annual traditional Magh Mela fair in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)

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 Students of Swaminarayan Gurukul pray before performing a ritualistic bath called Magh Snan in Ahmadabad. (Image: AP)
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Students of Swaminarayan Gurukul pray before performing a ritualistic bath called Magh Snan in Ahmadabad. (Image: AP)

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 Devotees wait for a community feast on the banks of the Sangam, the meeting point of the Ganges and the Yamuna rivers, on the auspicious Paush Purnima day during the annual traditional Magh Mela fair in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)
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Devotees wait for a community feast on the banks of the Sangam, the meeting point of the Ganges and the Yamuna rivers, on the auspicious Paush Purnima day during the annual traditional Magh Mela fair in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)

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 Devotees arrive at the Sangam, the meeting point of the Ganges and the Yamuna rivers, to take holy dips on the auspicious Paush Purnima day during the annual traditional Magh Mela fair in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)
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Devotees arrive at the Sangam, the meeting point of the Ganges and the Yamuna rivers, to take holy dips on the auspicious Paush Purnima day during the annual traditional Magh Mela fair in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)

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 Students of Swaminarayan Gurukul prays before performing a ritualistic bath called Magh Snan in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)
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Students of Swaminarayan Gurukul prays before performing a ritualistic bath called Magh Snan in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)

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