Lucknow: / Prayagraj: On the occasion of Magh Purnima, the full moon night in the Hindu calendar’s Magha month, many worshippers flocked to Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh’s Prayag Ghat, and took a holy plunge in the Ganga.
Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, sent his wishes for the occasion.
On the auspicious day of “Magh Purnima,” Chief Minister Yogi tweeted in Hindi, “Heartiest wishes to all the people of the state and the revered saints, worshippers, and Kalpavasis who came to take bath at Prayagraj Magh Mela.”
On this day, worshippers meditate, make prayers to Lord Vishnu, and take a holy plunge in the Ganga.
After taking the plunge, the worshippers go to the Kashi Vishwanath Temple and bow.
On the day of the full moon, tens of thousands of people bathe in the Ganga. Also ending today is Kalpavas, which began one month ago on Paush Purnima.
In the spiritual rite known as Kalpavas, the Kalpavasi spends a month sleeping on the ground in the sand of Sangam, eating just once a day, practising austerity, and chanting the name of the Almighty.
A devotee named Savitri Pandey spoke to ANI at Prayag Ghat in Varanasi and said, “Today, taking a plunge in the Ganga is revered. People take a bath in the Ganga for both themselves and their ancestors. People fast today and worship to the moon and Lord Vishnu.”
Anil Pandey, another devotee, said that when individuals take a dip in the Ganga, the Ganga bestows blessings upon them.