Maha Kumbh Mela, also known as the great Kumbh Mela, is conducted in every three years at each of the four distinct locations, namely Prayag (Allahabad), Ujjain, Nasik and Haridwar. The next Maha Kumbh Mela is held at each destination on the completion of 12 years. Ardh mela on the other hand takes place six years after Maha Kumbh Mela at each of these locations. Maha Kumbh Mela is one of the most sacred pilgrimages of Hindus. It is celebrated on a grand scale in India. Maha Kumbh Mela witnesses the largest congregation of worshippers, who come from all parts of the country to meet the holy men as in yogis, sadhus, ascetics who have dedicated their lives in the devotion of Lord.
The holy learned men who assemble at the Mela to take holy bath exude
spiritual vibrations that pave way for the purity of mind and soul of
other people attending the Mela. Maha Kumbh mela has a lot of religious
significance for people in India. It is said that whosoever performs the
holy bathing ritual with pure mind and with complete trust in the
divinity, derives maximum benefits. Maha Kumbh Mela is celebrated at
those spots, where the sacred nectar had fallen at the time of battle
between the demons and Gods. During the Maha Kumbh mela, the devotees
bask in the nectar or amrit. Here "Amrit" refers to the light
of knowledge that will awaken your inner conscience and pave way for
Maha Kumbh Mela Dates
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Maha Kumbh Mela
- In the year 2010 during the period between March and April, the next Maha Kumbh Mela will be held at Haridwar. April 14th is the main bathing date.
- In the year 2013, Maha Kumbh Mela will be conducted at Prayag near Allahabad from Jan 27 to Feb. 25. Feb 10th is the main bathing date.
- In 2015, from Aug 15 to Sept. 13. Maha Kumbh Mela will be conducted at Nasik. Sep 13 is the main date for bathing ceremony.
- In the year 2016, from April 22 to May 21. Maha Kumbha Mela will be held at Ujjain. May 21 is the main bathing date.