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Kumbh Mela in India
Kumbh Mela in India

Riya Sen
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Kumbh Mela is a huge Hindu pilgrimage occurring four times every twelve years. It rotates among four locations Allahabad Prayag at the confluence of Ganga and Yamuna and mythical Saraswati river Haridwar along Ganga river Ujjain along the Kshipra river and Nashik along the Godavari river. Can we get more information on this auspicious festival in India When and where next Mela will occur

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Anju Malhotra
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Kumbh Mela is a mass Hindu pilgrimage. It occurs four times every twelve years and rotates among four locations: Allahabad Prayag at the confluence of Ganga and Yamuna and mythical Saraswati river, Haridwar along Ganga river, Ujjain along the Kshipra river and Nashik along the Godavari river, so a Kumbh Mela is practically held every three years across the four locations. The Ardh Kumbh Mela is celebrated every six years at Haridwar and Allahabad, while the Purna complete Kumbh always takes place at Allahabad every twelve years. Over 45 days beginning in January 2007, more than 70 million Hindu pilgrims took part in the Ardh Kumbh Mela at Allahabad, and on January 15, the most auspicious day of the festival of Makar Sankranti, more than 5 million participated. The Maha Kumbh Mela Great Kumbh Mela which comes after 12 Purna Kumbh Melas which is after every 144 years is also held at Allahabad. The 2001, Maha Kumbh Mela was attended by around 60 million people, making it the largest gathering anywhere in the world. According to Indian astrology, it is celebrated when the planet of Brihaspati Jupiter moves into the zodiac sign of Aquarius or Kumbha. Each sites celebration dates are calculated in advance according to a special combination of zodiacal positions of Sun, Moon, and Jupiter. Kumbha is a Sanskrit word for Pitcher, sometimes referred to as the Kalasha, it is also a zodiac sign in Indian astrology for Aquarius, the sign under which the festival is celebrated, while Mela means a gathering or a meet , or simply a fair.

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Riya Sen
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Thanks Anju for this descriptive information. I would also like to know when and where next Mela will occur. If you can find out the information please share.

Posted On : 4/8/2009 2:54:06 AM

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Riya Sen
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Thanks a lot Maya for this information, I wanted to know exact dates and u have pointed out that.

Posted On : 4/8/2009 3:43:24 AM

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Manpreet Bharara
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The Kumb Mela is a grand Hindu Festival and Ceremony, taking place every four years and attended by millions of Hindus.

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Can someone provide me details about kumbh mela 2013 allahabad in detail with accommodation options

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Preeti Mittal
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kumbh mela is mass Hindu pilgrimage of faith in which Hindus gather to bathe in a sacred river. For more details please read the article http://www.indianetzone.com/1/kumbha_mela.htm

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Preeti Mittal
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kumbh mela one of indian pilgrimage.held in the month of

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The Kumb Mela is a grand Hindu Festival

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