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Kumbh Mela is a world’s
greatest festival and is the symbolic to the success of Nirvana. It is a way to
free from the life cycle of birth and death. Kumbh is the largest gathering of
people in world where all have desire to wash their sins and get salvation.
Kumbh derives its name from the Pot (in Sanskrit it’s called KUMBH) )
containing the Nectar of Immortality, which the Demigods (Devtas) and Demons
(Asuras) fought over for 1000 years, described in ancient Vedic scriptures
known as the Puranas.
Kumbh Mela tour is one of the
largest human gatherings on the globe to take a sacred dip in the Ganges. It
has been greatest fairs and festivals in India history and attracting several
million of people from all over world. Kumbh Mela
has great significance in the Hinduism and is religiously important for Hindus.
The religious aspect and the legend of this great festival date back to time
when pot of nectar for immortality was recovered from the mixing of the ocean
for which a strain
war between God and Demon ensued. Approximately twelve days and twelve nights
there was a violent fight between god and demons in order to possess the container
of amrit. It is believed that during the fight, drops of amrit fell on the four
places, Nasik, Ujjain, Haridwar and Allahabad.
In order to remember the holy event, Kumbh Mela celebrated in four places.
Maha Kumbh Mela is the religious
festival in Hinduism and is celebrated after 12 year. Kumbh mela 2013 will be held at the (Sangam) holy
land of Allahabad, India, through January till Mahashivratri in February.
According to astrologers, the kumbha mela takes place when the planet
Jupiter enters the sign of Aquarius and the Sun enters into Aries. Sangam is an amalgamation of of three holy river (Ganga,Yamuna and
Saraswati) and is major part of Maha kumbh.
Maha Kumbh Mela 2013 will be held in (Sangam) Allahabad from 27th
January to 25th February in 2013.
(Sunday) - Paush Purnima
(Wednesday) - Ekadashi Snan
February (Sunday) - Mauni Amavasya Snan (Main Bathing Day)
February (Friday) - Basant Panchami Snan
February (Sunday) - Rath Saptami Snan
February (Monday) - Bhisma Ekadashi Snan
February (Monday) - Maghi Purnima Snan
Mela 2013 trip is a good chance for people to wash from all the past
sins. Last time Kumbh Mela was celebrated in 2001, approximately Fifty million
devotees participated and it was a record. But in 2013, more than
85 million pilgrims are predictable to participate.