Auspicious Bathing Date


S.No. Name of Festival Date / Day
1. Makar Sankranti 15-01-2019 / Tuesday
2. Paush Purnima 21-01-2019 / Monday
3. Mauni Amavasya (Somvati) 04-02-2019 / Monday
4. Basant Panchami 10-02-2019 / Sunday
5. Maghi Purnima 19-02-2019 / Tuesday
6. Mahashivratri 04-03-2019 / Monday

Shahi Snan (Royal Bath)

Shahi Snan (Royal Bath) is the holy bath that is taken by the Saints of different Akharas (religious groups) in the sacred river before any other Hindu pilgrims. It is one of the rituals of the fair that the common people can take the bath in holy rivers; Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati confluence after the holy men in these akharas have taken a dip.

1st Shahi Snan: Makar Sankranti- This day considered a particular delight because the sun enters Tropic of Cancer and the days become longer and night short. They believed that on this day the doors of heaven from the earth open open and by taking a bath here, the soul gets liberation with ease.

2nd Shahi Snan: Paush Purnima- It is believed that taking holy dips on Paush Purnima at the banks of River Ganga and Yamuna can purify souls, relieved from all sins and can attain Moksha(Salvation) after death. Many devotes firmly believed that God grant all their wishes.

3rd Shahi Snan: (Main Royal Bath) Mauni Amavasya- Mauni Amavasya is believed to be the day when the universe was created, on the auspicious day the water in the holy river of Ganges turns nectar and also that the Gods resides in the holy water. A vow of complete silence is observed on this day known as Maun Vrat.

4th Shahi Snan: Basant Panchami- Basant Panchami marks the beginning of the spring season and is celebrated as the fifth day of Spring Season . It is also celebrated by worshipping Hindu Goddess of knowledge and wisdom, Saraswati. Hundreds of thousands of devout Hindus bathe at the Holy river to pay their respect.

5th Shahi Snan: Maghi Purnima- It is believed that taking holy dip on Maghi Purnima will cure diseases, solve all sort of problems and relieves a person's sin.

6th Shahi Snan: Mahashivratri- It is the last day of the Kumbh Mela. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva married Goddess Parvati on Mahashivratri.