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Megh Mela In Konark
Magh Mela (January-February), Navaratri and Deepavali are also celebrated on a grand scale.
Megh Mela In Konark
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Magh Mela (January-February), Navaratri and Deepavali are also celebrated on a grand scale. The Chandrabhaga Mela, where devotees take a dip in the sea before sunrise and offer prayers to the Sun God, is also celebrated in a grand manner. In the south, a notable festival is at the Mahamaham tank in Kumbhakonam; in the east, at Sagar island of West Bengal and Konark, Puri. The Magha festival, along with the bathing rituals as a form of penance, is also observed by the Hindu community in Bali, Indonesia.


Certain dates such as the Amavasya and the Makar Sankranti are considered particularly sacred, attracting a larger gathering. The festival is marked by a ritual dip in the waters, but it is also a celebration of community commerce with fairs, education, religious discourses by saints, dāna and community meals for the monks and the poor, and entertainment spectacle.The Magha Mela festival is mentioned in the Mahabharata and in many major Puranas. The Magh Mela is a part of the river festivals that follow the transition of Jupiter into various zodiac signs. These river festivals – called Pushkaram (or Pushkaralu) – rotate over the year to ghats and temples along the major rivers of India, each revered as a sacred river goddess. They include the ritual bathing as well as prayers to ancestors, religious discourses, devotional music and singing, charity, cultural programs and fairs.

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    A best hotel in konark to stay.Ac rooms,good bed,proper room service.

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    Food was tasty but a little bit costly. Just near konark sun temple. Neat and clean resturant with prompt service.