Ardh Kumbh and Maha Kumbh Mela are often interspersed with each other, but there is indeed a difference between the two. Ardh Kumbh Mela is celebrated once in every six years after the hosting of Maha Kumbh Mela festival, the celebration of which takes place after every twelve years. The venue keeps on changing from time to time. There are primarily four locations for conducting the Ardha Kumbh Mela, namely Prayag near Allahabad, Ujjain, Nasik and Haridwar. Ardh Kumbh Mela has been drawing more and more crowds year after year. Pilgrims visit this religious mela for the cleansing of their soul.
During the festive period of Ardh Kumbha Mela, a tent city turns up to
provide refuge to the thousands of worshippers. Plenty of religious
Hindu organizations set up their camps. Different theatre groups come in
the forefront and enact plays that depict scenes from the religious
scriptures of Hindus. The story of war between the demons and deities
for obtaining the nectar is acted out, which brings out the significance
of conducting Kumbh Mela. The festival of Kumbha Mela is truly a
spectacle of faith.
Ardh Kumbh Mela to be held at a future date