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KumbhaMela in Haridwar

 

About Kumbha-Mela in Haridwar

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Kumbha Mela is the largest religious gathering, in which Hindu bathe in the sacred rivers near four important places in India. These four places are Haridwar, Allahabad, Nashik and Ujjain. It held every third year at one of the four places by rotation at Haridwar, Allahabad (Prayag), Nashik and Ujjain. The rivers flows through these cities are Ganges in Haridwar, The confluence of Ganges & Yamuna in Allahabad, Godawari in Nashik and Shipra in Ujjain. The Khumba means a pitcher and mela means fair, it is believed that nectar fell from the Kumbh (Pitcher) carried by gods after churning of sea. The four auspicious places are where Kumbha is organized. It is world’s largest religious gathering, an unofficial data shows on 14th Feb’2013 over 30 million people took holy bath during Kumbha royal bath in Allahabad.

A holy dip during Kumbha mela is believed can give Moksha or Nirvana to Human beings. Haridwar is one such place where people come and visit during Kumbha Mela. Haridwar is also known as gateway to the god. It is also the base camp of Chardham in Himalayas. Besides being the holy city Haridwar is famous for Ashrams and temples. An evening aarti at the bank of Ganges is moving ritual, thousands of devotees come and participate in Aarti ceremony.

According to astrologers, the Kumbha Mela takes place once the planet Jupiter enters Aquarius and the Sun enters Aries.Haridwar is an important pilgrimage city in normal days also, people do comes to Haridwar to Bath on the banks of Ganges, perform other rituals. The spot where Amrit (elixir of immortality) fell was called as Brahma Kund is located at Hari ki pauri (means footsteps of god) is one of the most sacred Ghats in Haridwar.

In 2010 Haridwar hosted the Purna Kumbha mela from 14th Jan till 28thApril, during Kumbha Mela millions of devotee visited Haridwar including foreigners. Haridwar represents a kaleidoscope of Indian culture and civilization, During Kubha Mela people from different culture comes there with the belief that a holy dip into Ganges will wash away their sins and they will move further towards the god. Bathing in the holy river on the auspicious occasion is important to all coming to this place during Kumbha Mela, Bathing ghats like Har ki Pauri, Parwah Ghat, Subhash Ghat, Gau Ghat see millions and millions foot falling over there.

Kumbhais once in a life time opportunity to be the part of one of the largest gathering. You will see crowd, costumes, cultures and confusion at one place. Book Your Tour