The next KUMBH Stop- Haridwar 2021

One of the Holiest places of India, the city of Haridwar is also one of the four locations that hosts Kumbh Mela. The name ‘ Haridwar’ holds a significant meaning. ‘Har’ depicts Lord Shiva, ‘Hari’ depicts Lord Vishnu whereas ‘Dwar’ means Gates. Visiting the holy place and immersing yourself in the water of ganga will open all the ‘dwars’ or gates to the adobe of Lord Shiv and Lord Vishnu. It is auspicious in way because through haridwar the ganga leaves the mountains of Himalayas and enters the planes of India which is is considered to be in its purest form. The city apart from it holy ganga has plethora of sacred temples and spots each having religious significance. Known for its my most auspicious ghat  Har Ki Pauri, Haridwar throughout the year attracts a large number of visitors coming from different parts of the world to bathe and wash off their sins in the waters of ganga. Har Ki Pauri which means Steps of Hari(Lord Vishnu) got its name from the belief that Lord Shiv and Lord Vishnu had visited Haridwar during the vedic period and to back it up, there is also lord Vishnu’s footstep on a stone wall which is worshipped by the devotees. Home to many ashrams and dharamshalas, Haridwar is also host of the annual kaward mela.

Haridwar is the next stop for the Kumbh Mela 2021. The last Purn Kumbh Mel in haridwar was held in the year 2010 which is believed to have reached the footfall around 40 million people. Haridwar had also hosted an Ardh Kumbh mela 2016.

Highlights of last Purna Kumbh Mela

The occurrence of Purna or complete Kumbh Mela is every 12 years.Out of the total four locations it is held either in City of Haridwar or in city of Prayagraj(Formely known as Allahabad.

The location of Kumbh Melas is decided on the astrological on the positioning of the Jupiter, the moon and the sun. 

The last Purna Kumbh Mela Mela was hosted by Haridwar on the banks of Holy Ganga. In the year 2010.

The Khumbh  melas is hosted at Har Ki Paudi and area surrounding it, where all the devotees bathe in the ganges and offer their prayers during the Mela

It is said that around 40 million people attended the Purna Khumbh Mela n the year 2010.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers

Where is the Kumbh Mela in 2021?​

The kumbh mela 2021 will be held in city of Haridwar on the banks of Holy River Ganga

When was Kumbh Mela started?

The origin of Kumbh travels back to the medieval time. As per the written texts Kumbh Mela may have started since then.

When was the last Maha Kumbh held?

The last Maha or Great Kumbh Mela was held in the year 2013 and the next is expected to occur after 144 years

Is hridwar Kumbh Mela 2021 to be Eco-Friendly?

The preparation of Kumbh Mela always starts 2-3 month before it actual date of occurrence. It is because kumbh Mela attracts huge number of visitors hence Government takes up initiatives to make sure that Kumbh mela is eco friendly. The last initiatives of government include construction of 2,70,000 toilets and placement of 16000 dustbins, awareness program on proper waste management and is expected to come up with similar initiative for Haridwar Kumbh 2021.

When was Kumbh Mela started?

The orgin of Kumbh travels back to the time

How to Register for hridwar Kumbh Mela 2021?

You can register your visit to Kumbh through our official Kumbh website 2021.You can visit our packages and choose the best one for yourself.