It is the middle way between the two extremes of excessive self-indulgence (hedonism) and excessive self-mortification (asceticism); and it leads to the end of the cycle of rebirth
He taught that people should live a life of good intentions and deeds, which would lead to the ultimate goal of nirvana, the final release from the cycle of rebirth
One attains Nirvana, or "extinction," and leaves the painful cycle of rebirth
, or Samsara.
According to Hindu beliefs, taking a dip in the river purifies the soul, fulfils wishes of the devotees, and enables them to escape the cycle of rebirth
"By taking a holy dip in the sacred river on the eve of Kartik Purnima, devotees escape the cycle of rebirth
, and get success and happiness in life.
It is believed that by taking a dip at the Sangam one attains salvation and break the cycle of rebirth
. It is also believed that doing good and charitable deeds on this day bring good things in life.
Hindus believe that bathing in the sacred river washes away their sins and brings them closer to attaining moksha, or freedom from the cycle of rebirth