One of the greatest annual religious affairs for Hindus is the Magh Mela Festival. Held every year on the banks of Triveni Sangam in Prayag near Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh, it is considered to be the beginning of the Universe according to Hindu mythology. As per the Gregorian calendar, Magh Mela Festival corresponds to mid January – mid February. Numerous devotees arrive to take a dip in the holy Triveni Sangam to wash away their sins.