For Hindus the largest fair put up as Hindu pilgrim fair is the Kumbh Mela. During this holy fair devotes take holy bath in the holy river Ganga and earn blessings and virtue to life by lord. The city in which Kumbh Mela is organized over looks only number of heads crowding and crawling in all cities. These people take bath into the river and burn their sin. For the participation into Kumbh Mela, devotes plan from very early and book their accommodation centers as per their budget and pocket allowance. Kumbh Mela Collets devotes from all corners across the globe.
It is very hard to depict when and why? Kumbh Mela started as the bathing festival. For the beginning and starting mark of this fair, Hindu mythology goes into the time of Gods and demons. Samudra manthan was a very interesting event occurred during that time period. God and demon with five head snake churned the ocean to get its jewels. Finally with many other precious elements, a pot of amrit or amrit kalash came out and fight clashed between these two to have amrit and become most powerful. During the fight, few drop of amrit fell into the land of cities; Allahabad, Nashik, Ujjain and Haridwar turning it into most holy one. With this belief Kumbh Mela started to earn virtue by having a dip in the holy water of Holy River. Sadhus from all across the country reach the Kumbh venue to participate into Hindus largest fair. During this fair, sometimes a wrestling match is help up in the Sadhus as part of fun and excitement in fair.
Different Colors of Kumbh Mela:-
|• Maha Kumbh MelaVenue: AllahabadOccurrence: Every 144 year
Star Position: Jupiter is in Aries circle, sun and moon in Capricorn
|• Purna Kumbh Mela Venue: AllahabadOccurrence: Every 12 yearStar Position: After every 12 years with Jupiter in Aries and sun and moon in Capricorn.|
|• Ardh Kumbh Mela Venue: Considered as per movement and position of astrological starOccurrence: Every 6 yearStar Position: Jupiter in Aquarius and Sun in Aries.|
|• Kumbh Mela Venue: Rotates in cities Allahabad, Nashik, Haridwar and UjjainOccurrence: Every 3 yearStar position: Jupiter in Leo and Sun in Capricorn|
|• Magh Mela Venue: Only AllahabadOccurrence: Every yearStar position: Jupiter is in Taurus and Sun in Capricorn|
Recent & Future Year of Kumbh Mela:-
1894: Held in Allahabad
2001: Held in Allahabad as Maha Kumbh Mela
2003: Held in Nashik
2007: Held in Prayag, as Ardha Kumbh Mela
2010: Held in Haridwar
2013: Will be in Allahabad
2015: Will be in Nashik
2016: Will be in Haridwar as Ardh KumbhaTags: indian festival, kumbh fair, mha kumbh mela, pilgrimage festivals, pilgrimage gathering
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