What is Magh Mela?

Magh Mela is an annual festival cum fair held on the banks of rivers and tanks near temples. It is held in Magha month (between January and February). Once every 12 years, it is celebrated as the Kumbh Mela. It has found mentions in the likes of Mahabharata and the Puranas. Recently, the organizers of the festival in Prayagraj were fined for organizing allegedly obscene dance and song events.

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