Magh Snan is an auspicious bathing ritual that is performed in the ‘Magh’ month of the traditional Hindu calendar. This ritualistic bath begins from the ‘Amavasya’ (No moon day) of the ‘Puashya’ month until the last day of month of ‘Magh’. It is considered that the time just before sunrise is most auspicious for performing the Magh Snan ritual.
For the Magh Snan ritual students of Neelkanth Vidyapeeth got up early and took sacred showers from earthen pots. Vedic mantras were recited at the time of performing the Magh Snan. Students worshipped Surya Bhagwan, Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu.
Also according to the astrological calculations, performing the bathing ritual when the Sun transits into Makar Rashi (Capricorn Zodiac sign), is believed to be highly meritorious. It is a popular belief that a person who observes Magh Snan religiously at the time of sunrise is even worshipped by Hindu Gods and Goddesses. The benefits of Magh Snan are equivalent to performing over 10000 Ashwamedh Yagya. It is believed that performing the Magh Snan ritual frees from all the sins and provides salvation.