:Joranda, Dhenkanal District, Orissa
Also Known As
Day & Month According To Lunar Calendar
Magha Purnima or Magha Shukla Chaturdashi (February)
Commonly known as 'Mahima Mela', it is celebrated at Joranda in Dhenkanal district on 'Magha Purnima' day. People from far and near congregate here and a big fair takes place
for three days.
The surging multitude of 'Mahima Sanyasis' worships "Mahima Gosain's Samadhi Pitha" on this occasion. It is throughout this period that the introduction for promoting "Bairagi" to "Apara Sanyasi" (superior caste of disciples in Mahima Sect) takes place.