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Kumbh Mela is one of the biggest Hindu festival. Kumbh Mela also called Kumbha, Mela in Hinduism, religious festival that is celebrated four times over the course of 12 years. Kumbh Mela is a mass congregation of gather to take a bath/dip in a sacred river.
The geographical location for the Kumbh Mela spans across four cities within India. In Uttarakhand it is held in Haridwar with thesite of observation being the banks of river Ganga. It is considered to be the largest peaceful gathering in the world.
History of Kumbh Mela
The Kumbh Mela is related to the days when the Devtas and the Demons conjointly produced nectar of immortality as depicted by the lequends. The Devtas forcibly ceased the pot with its safety entrusted onto the four Gods- Rahuspati, Surya, Shani and Chandra. thereafter, the demons chased the Devtas for many days. The fignt for the Kumbh is the sacred pitcher between the Gods and demons considered to be as long as 12 years for humans. That is way the Kumbh Mela is celebrated once in 12 years.
Types of Kumbh Mela
1- Maha Kumbh Mela
It is held only in Prayagraj. It comes in every 144 years or after 12 Purna(Complete) Kumbh Mela.
2- Purna Kumbh Mela
It comes every 12 years. Mainly held at 4 Kumbh Mela place in India. It is every 12 years at these 4 Places – Prayagraj, Haridwar, Nashik, Ujjain.
3- Ardh Kumbh Mela
It means half Kumbh Mela which is held every 6 years in India only at two places, Haridwar and Allhabad.
4- Kumbh Mela
Held at four different place and is organized by the state governments. Millions of people participate with spiritual enthusiasm.
5- Magh Kumbh Mela
It is also known as mini Kumbh Mela which is held annually and only at prayagraj. It is organized in the month of Magh according to the Hindu calendar.
Place Where Kumbh Mela Celebrated
Prayagraj now known as Allahabad is a holy city for the Hindu devotees which is believed to be the spot where Lord Brahma first offered his sacrifice after the creation of earth. This city was one of the four spots where ambrosia dropped due to which it is a Kumbh Mela destination. Kumbh Mela in Allahabad take place at the confluence of three sacred river of India Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. Here Kumbh is held when Jupiter is in Tours and the sun and the moon are in capricorn.
Haridwar dubbed the Gateway to Lord Vishnu is a holy city for Hindu devotees. The Ganga river flows through the land of Haridwar increasing the pilgrim importance of the city. Haridwar is also known to host the world’s largest fair, Kumbh Mela every 12th years and Ardh Kumbh Mela every 6th year where the devotees accumulate near the banks of the Ganga river. This event commences when Jupiter is in Aquarius and Sun enter Aries.
The city of Temple situated along the Kshipra river. Ujjain get most of its religious importance from Shri Mahakaleshwar temple, other than this , it is also one of the 4 places where Kumbh Mela is held. Kumbh that is known as ujjain simhastha commences when the Jupiter is in Leo. The devotees accumulate near the Kshipra river and take a dip in the water. It is believed that this bath washes away all the sins committed by people.
Nashik is situated on the Godavari river. This city is hold a lot of cultural and religious importance for Hindus. One the reasons that make it a very important place is the simhastha celebration. Kumbh Mela is Nashik also known as Nashik- Trimbakeshwar simhastha is a very auspicious fair that is either held when Jupiter is in Leo or when Jupiter, Sun and Moon are in cancer on a lunar conjunction. During this time devotees come and dip in the holy water of Godavari river.
How to Kumbh Mela Celebrated
The main of Kumbh Mela is bathing in the rivers. Washing in holy waters is believed to deliver worshippers from theirpast sine and lead them to Moksha, from the cycle of birth and death. The positions of Brahaspat(Jupiter), Surya(Sun) and Chandra(Moon) together help to decide the auspicious dates to commence the celebration.
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