All about the Kumbh Mela 2021 - Check Dates & Time Here

All about the Kumbh Mela 2021 – Check Dates & Time

The wait for the Kumbh Mela is finally going to end this week. This year Kumbh Mela is being organized in Haridwar, Uttrakhand. It is one of the largest and most auspicious religious pilgrimages in Hindu religion. But this time, Kumbh in Haridwar is not being held after 12 years, but after 11 years.

We all know that the Kumbh festival is organized on the basis of astrological calculations but in 2022 Jupiter will not be in Aquarius sign so it is being organised this year.

Significance of Kumbh Mela 

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Kumbh Mela is a religious festival and pilgrimage rotating between four sacred rivers. Each site’s celebration is based on a distinct set of astrological positions of the Sun, the Moon, and Jupiter. In addition, a Great Kumbh Mela or generally known as Maha Kumbh Mela is held every 144 years at Prayag, Uttar Pradesh and it attracts millions of devotees from all corners of the world.

According to Hindu mythology, devotees take a dip in holy river to absolve all their sins and it is also said that if a person takes a bath in the Ganges during Kumbh attains salvation for life. The person also gets free from all the pain and the disease they have been suffering for so long.

This festival is a special event that spreads the message of national integration and harmony and highlights India’s rich and diverse culture.

4 Sacred Rivers of Kumbh Mela 

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After every 4 years, Kumbh mela is held in a rotatory manner between 4 pilgrimage places on 4 sacred rivers. The rivers are –

  • at Haridwar on the Ganges River
  •  at Ujjain on the Shipra
  • at Nashik on the Godavari
  • at Prayag (modern Prayagraj)

History of Kumbh Mela 

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The Kumbh Mela derives its name from the immortalizing pot of nectar described in India’s ancient scriptures. Kumbh in the Sanskrit language means “Pot,” “Pitcher” or” Jar” and Mela means “Festival”. The origin of this festival lies in the ancient belief in the conflict between the Gods and Demons over the possession of the “Amrit Kumbh’, a pitcher filled with nectar.

Kumbh Mela Bathing Dates 2021

Haridwar Kumbh 2021

The Kumbh Mela at Haridwar this year will start from January 14 and the grand event will continue till 27 April. The Shahi (Royal) snans hold a very important place . There are going to be 4 Shahi Snans this year and it is reported that 13 akharas will take part in it.

First snan – 14th January 2021 (Makar Sankranti)

Dates for four Shahi Snans during Haridwar Kumbh 2021:

First Shahi Snan- 11th March- Shivratri

Second Shahi Snan- 12th April Somvati Amavasya

Third Shahi Snan- 14th April- Makar Sankranti

Fourth Shahi Snan- 27th April- Baisakh Purnima

Dates for 9 Ganga Snans during Haridwar Kumbh 2021:

January 14, 2021- Makar Sakranti Snan

February 11, 2021- Mauni Amavasya Snan

February 16, 2021- Basant Panchami Snan

February 27, 2021- Magh Poornima Snan

March 11, 2021- Maha Shivratri Snan

April 12, 2021- Somvati Amamvasya Snan

April 14, 2021- Baisakhi Snan

April 21, 2021- Ram Navami Snan

April 27, 2021- Chaitra Purnima Snan

 

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Summary
Event
Kumbh Mela 2021
Location
Haridwar,Uttrakhnad,
Starting on
January 14, 2021
Ending on
April 27, 2021
Description
The wait for the Kumbh Mela is finally going to end this week. This year Kumbh Mela is being organized in Haridwar, Uttrakhand. The Kumbh Mela is one of the largest and most auspicious religious pilgrimages in Hindu religion. But this time, Kumbh in Haridwar is not being held after 12 years, but after 11 years.

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