Magh Purnima or the full moon day, is an auspicious occasion among Hindus which marks the last day of the month of Magh (January-February) in the Hindu calendar.

Devout Hindus stated gathering at the river bank from early morning to perform religious rituals. They queued up before priests who had erected makeshift altars on the riverbanks to perform the rituals and offer prayers.

Apart from taking a dip in the holy water, devotees also donate food and clothes to the needy on the day.

The month-long festival was marked in Allahabad city in Uttar Pradesh and was attended by over 25 lakh pilgrims.

According to Hindu practice, a dip at the holy confluence breaks the cycle of rebirth.

Tuesday, also marks the birth anniversary of Guru Ravidas who was a saint of the Bhakti movement. His Jayanti is celebrated on Magh Purnima, the full moon day in the month of Magh.

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