Maha Kumbh Mela Timings:

The ‘Kumbh Fair’ takes place when the planet Jupiter enters Aquarius, According to astrologers. Kumbha (Kumbha means pot) Mela (means fair) is a sacred Hindu rituals.┬áDevotees, saints/sadhus come from all over the world to take this holy bath in Yamuna and the mythological Saraswati at Parayag (Sangam).

kumbh mela

kumbh mela

According to the Puranas ( Indian Scriptures) to save the nectar from falling into the hands of the demons, the demigods hid it in four places on the earth, Prayag (Allahabad), Hardwar, Ujjain, and Nasik at the time of Churning of a milk ocean.

At each of the hiding places, a drop of immortal nectar landed on the earth. since then these four places are believed to have mystical power.

In the eight century, Shankara, The prominent Indian saint, popularized the Kumbh Mela among the common people.

Shankara established special importance to the opportunity of associating with saintly persons while at Kumbha Mela.┬áThe normal Kumbh Mela is celebrated every 4 years. The Ardh (half) Kumbh Mela is celebrated every six years at Haridwar and Prayag. The Purna (complete) Kumbh Mela takes place every twelve years at four places (Prayag (Allahabad), Haridwar, Ujjain, and Nashik). (more…)

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Bathing Dates For Kumbh Mela:

Kumbh Mela is the festival of most faith and trust that has attention of all Hindu devotees even the foreign tourists. In all the rituals, the bathing ceremony is most important, which is held on the auspicious dates as calculated on the

kumbh mela

kumbh mela

basis of astronomy.

It is believed that taking holy bath in sacred rivers during Maha Kumbh or Ardh kumbh will takes human out of death and gives them Moksha. Devotees, sadhus come from all over the world to take this holy bath in Yamuna.

The mythological Saraswati River at Parayag (Sangam). According to traditions these holy rivers wash away the sins of their life.

The ‘Kumbh Fair‘ takes place when the planet Jupiter enters Aquarius, According to astrologers. Kumbha (Kumbha means pot) Mela (means fair) is a sacred Hindu fair many rituals pooja bathing etc. are important while this mela. (more…)

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