Kumbh Mela or
Events very big events or Mela in India, and around the world, almost 100
million peoples come and visited this Events or Mela.It is held after 12 year.
Kumbh is symbol of hindu faith. The name Kumbh Mela comes from Hindi, and in
the original Sanskrit and other Indian languages it is more often known as
Kumbha Mela. Kumbha means a pitcher and Mela means fair in Sanskrit. In this
events Hindus gather to bathe in a sacred river. According to the scholars, it
is believed that when Gods and demons were having fight over the nectar then
Lord Vishnu flew away with the pot of nectar spilling drops of nectar at four
different places; where we celebrate Kumbh melas, those places were Hardwar,
Nasik, Ujjain and Prayag. Ardha ("Half")Kumbh
Mela is held at only two places, Haridwar and
Allahabad, every sixth year.
The celebration of
Kumbh Mela depends on the position of Jupiter (Brhaspati) and the sun. When the
Sun is in Aries (Mesh Rashi) and Jupiter in Aquarius, it is celebrated in
Haridwar. When Jupiter is in Taurus (Vrishabha Rashi) and the Sun is in
Capricorn (Makar Rashi), then kumbh is celebrated at Prayag. Mela is celebrated
in Ujjain when Jupiter and the Sun are in Scorpio (Vrishchik Rashi). It is said
that when the Jupiter and the sun falls on the zodiac sign, Leo; then Kumbh
Mela is celebrated at Trimbakeshwar in Nasik. Kumbh Mela is celebrated with great
pomp and show, crowd gets crazy and scenario of the fare is breath taking.
Devotees congregate and perform several rites and rituals. Numbers of
ceremonies are performed like religious discussions, devotional singing, mass
feeding of holy men and women and poor, out of which bathing is considered as
most sacred and takes place at the bank of river in every town, where Kumbh is
The stars of the
Kumbh Mela show are the sadhus, for whom the event is the single social event
in a very unsociable existence. Solitary by nature, these holy men come in
their thousands to Kumbh Mela, camping in groups representing their different
akharas, or orders (Shiva, Rama etc). Other pilgrims seek out sadhus, looking
for enlightenment and making offerings (and sometimes just smoking pot). You
will be allowed to visit areas of some sadhu camps but not all, so ask around.
Most visitors come to Kumbh Mela to simply
witness the mass of humanity, though non-Hindus, who were once barred from
bathing, can take to the waters (you should still avoid the holiest of the
bathing days). You can also pitch a tent in the vast tent city that arises on
the river banks – up to 14 sq km of land is set aside for the tents of pilgrims
Kumbha Mela has
gained international fame as "the world's most massive act of faith."
Pilgrims come to this holy event with such tremendous faith and in such
overwhelming numbers that it boggles the mind. Faith is the most important
thing for the pilgrims at Kumbha Mela, they have an "unflinching trust in
something sublime". In 2015, Kumbh
Mela is celebrate at Trimbakeshwar inNashikwhich is in Maharashtra. Trimbakeshwar is a holy town of Nasik as one of
the twelve Jyotirlingas, Triyambakeshwar Jyotirlinga temple is situated there.
Mela in Ujjain (Simhastha) 2016 will begin on 22nd of April and will continue
till 21st of May. Join Our Volunteer Tourism Program & Get an Amazing Experience Of The Event !