Beliefs: Bathing of Magh month is starting from January 17, in this month the gods also bathe in holy rivers: Swami Ram Bhajan Van

Monday, January 17 is the full moon of the month of Paush, from this day the baths of Magh month are starting, which will continue till February 16. There is a tradition of bathing in holy rivers in this month.

According to Ujjain’s astrologer Pt. Manish Sharma, it is believed that in the month of Magh, even the gods come to the earth to bathe in the holy rivers. Because of this, the importance of river bathing in Magh month is very high. Devotees from all over the country reach especially for Magh Snan in Prayagraj.

It is believed that more than fasting, charity and penance, Lord is pleased with the pilgrimage performed on Magha Purnima and chanting of mantras. According to Padma Purana, every devotee must take Magha Snan to get freedom from sinful deeds and to get the grace of God.

The importance of bathing in the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers of Prayagraj is more than that of Kashi. Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh, Aditya, Gandharva, Yaksha, Kinnar, Parvati-Lakshmi all the goddesses also come to bathe in the water of the confluence.

If a bath is taken somewhere in the confluence of two rivers, then that bath is also going to provide renewable virtue. Taking bath in Narmada river Magh destroys all sins. Bathing in rivers like Sarayu, Sindhu, Shipra and Godavari provides salvation.

If the pilgrimage is not able to take a bath, then you can take bath by mixing Ganges water in the water at home. While taking bath, one should meditate on the holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswati, Narmada, Shipra, Sarayu, Sindhu, Godavari, Kaveri, Alaknanda, Bhagirathi.

After bathing, one should donate money and grains to the needy people. Donate green grass to a cowshed. Provide food to the needy people. Blanket, clothes, shoes, gems and money should be donated