Kumbh Mela

Kumbh Mela Haridwar Nasik Ujjain Prayag.

Kumbh Mela was organized in the year 2019 Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) from January 15, 2019, to March 4, 2019. It is more than 2000 years old. The first written proof of the fair can be found in the accounts of Chinese traveler Juanzang, who came to India during the era of King Harshavardhana.  Kumbh Mela is organized at any one of the four different places every three years. And it takes a span of 12 years to return to any one place.

Kumbh Mela

4 locations of Kumbh-mela

4 locations for Kumbh-mela are

  1. Haridwar (Ganga),
  2. Prayag (Yamuna, Ganga and Triveni Sangam of Saraswati),
  3. Ujjain (River Siprapra)
    and 
  4. Nasik (Godavari River).

The word Kumbh Mela means nectar. According to the belief, the story behind the fair is of the time when the Gods lived on earth.  The curse of Rishi Durvas had weakened them, and the Asura had devastated the world. Brahma Devadvised God’s to churn out the nectar (Amrit) with the help of Asura (demons).
After receiving the nectar, the God’s did not share the nectar (Amrit) with Asura (demons) as per their plans.

There was a struggle between the Gods and the Asura (demons), and the nectar fell on four places in Haridwar, Prayag, Ujjain, and Nashik.  It was said that the water of these holy rivers turns into nectar in the duration of Kumbh.

The timing of Kumbh Mela is determined according to the calculation of exact dates according to the combination of Jupiter, Jupiter, Sun and Moon positions.

Kumbh Mela Haridwar Nasik Ujjain Prayag

 

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