Magh Sankranti

Religious in Panauti

Every year during the Nepali month of Magh (usually January), pilgrims come to Panauti to bathe at the two rivers' confluence to celebrate the end of the month of Pus, a dark time when religious ceremonies are forbidden. Every 12 years – next in 2022 – this is accompanied by a huge mela (fair) attracting devotees and sadhus from all over Nepal.