Magha is the eleventh month in the Tamil lunar calendar and is considered very auspicious for occasions such as marriage, house warming, upanayanam (sacred thread ceremony) etc. Magha month begins during the dawn of the day for heaven. In lunar calendars, Magha is the eleventh month and may commence on either New Moon or Full Moon day. The Full Moon in this month will usually fall in the star cluster ‘Magha’, which gives the name for this month. In solar calendars, the Magha month starts when the Sun enters the sign Capricorn and is the tenth month of the solar year. Magha Snanam It is highly important and beneficial to take holy bath during the month of Magha and the ritual is called as Magha Snanam. It commences from the Pushya Bahula Amavasya and ends on Magha Bahula Amavasya. During this period, it is recommended to take bath before sunrise (Arunodaya) in any river, lake or at home.There is a significance for taking this early morning bath during Magha month. During this month, the weather will be cold and hence your body becomes weak due to lack of proper sunshine. In the month of Magha, the Sun’s rays provide more heat and energize the water bodies by destroying the bacteria in the water. The common salt in the seawater also acts as an antibiotic and a natural cleanser. Hence, it is advised by our Sages that one must perform 48 minutes (1 Ghadiya) of Samudra Snanam (bathing in sea) during the month of Magha. This bath can help spread Sun’s energy into our bodies and cleanses our external body by opening up the pores. It is highly beneficial to make it as a daily routine.
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