Kumbh mela

Take a step to bring a significant change through faith and spiritual vibes…head towards kumbh Mela 2021 and rediscover your lives.

Type of Kumbh Mela in India

PURNA-KUMBH​

Purna Kumbh

The word ‘Purna’ means complete. The purna kumbh mela takes place every 12 years at four mentioned locations.

Ardh Kumbh

The word ‘Ardh” means half. The Ardh Kumbh Mela takes place every 6 years at locations

Maha Kumbh

The maha kumbh mela, takes place in every 144 years or else after completion of 12 purna kumbh melas.

ABOUT KUMBH

Kumbh Mela is India’s most celebrated and oldest religious gathering. Marked by the dip or bathing in holy waters across the four locations it is largest event in terms of footfall India has been witnessing since a long time. Backed by the immense faith of worshippers, it is believed that bathing in holy water during Kumbh is so auspicious that it frees you from all the worldly notions as it clears all your sins and helps individuals in rediscovering their lives for the betterment

ABOUT HARIDWAR KUMBH

Residing on the banks of River Ganga, Haridwar is one the four locations where Kumbh Mela happens. Many reasons like its countless and auspicious temples, the belief that during Vedic Period Lord Shiv and Lord Vishnu had visited this place personally hence it makes it one of the holiest place in India. The next Kumbh mela 2021 is scheduled to be held in Haridwar on the banks of Holy Ganga

BATHING DATES 2021

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Which places is the Kumbh Mela held?

Haridwar (Uttar Pradesh)

Surrounded by the holy Ganga, Haridwar, a city in the state of Uttarakand is considered an important pilgrimage by Hindus.

Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh)

Formerly known as Allahabad, it is a city situated in the state of Uttar Pradesh, it witnesses the confluence of three rivers- Ganga, Yamuna and Sarawati.

Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh)

A city situated beside the holy river of Kshipra, Ujjain a city in state of Madhya Pradesh is considered to be one of the holiest places.

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Nashik (Maharashtra)

Situated on the banks of river Godavari, an ancient and holy city of Nasik in the state of Maharashtra is known for its linking to Ramayana.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Kumbh Mela?

Most celebrated pilgrimage in Hinduism, Kumbh Mela is the largest religious gathering with highest footfall.

Why is Kumbh Mela held every 12 years?

It is believed that The god and the dmons churned the ocean in search of Pot of nector of immortality with a mutual agreement of sharing the necter equally. But on finding the necter there struck a war between god and demons for the possesin of pot.This war is said to have lasted for 12 days and nights which is equivalent to 12 years in terms of human years.Hence Kumbh Mela is celebrated every 12 years.

Why is Kumbh Mela celebrated?

Kumbh mela is marked by the dip or bathing in the holy river of any of the four locations where the Kumbh Mela is held. As per the hindu mythology, it is believed that Lord Vishnu while transporting the pot of nectar of immortality to a safer place accidently dropped a drop each of the nectar at the four locations on the Earth during which the sun, the moon and the Jupiter were inclined in a way as per astrological factors. So having a bath in Holy water will help humans wash off their past sins and live a better life.

When will the next Kumbh Mela be held?

The next Kumbh Mela will be held in Hadirwar in the year 2021. Though the dates are yet t be finalized.

What is Ardh Kumbh Mela?

The word Ardh mean half. Ardh Kumbh Mela or half Kumbh Mela is held every 6years i.e between two Purna Kumbh Mela. The last Ardh Kumbh Mela was held in the year 2019 at Prayagraj and the next one is scheduled in the year 2025.

What is the religious significance of Kumbh Mela for devotees of Hinduism?

It is believed that during Kumbh mela if one takes a dip in holy river then their past sins will be forgiven and they will attain moksha.