Kumbh Mela has its huge importance among Hindus. It is popular not only in India but in overall world. The devotion of devotees, enthusiasm of people and powerful belief in its sacredness says all about attraction of Kumbh Mela. Due to great devotion and mythological power, Kumbh Mela is also considered as the largest religious festival. This grand religious festival held in rotation of 12 years, 6 years and 3-4 years. Here, we are going to cover about Ardh Kumbh Mela and the major attraction of kumbh mela that take place every 6 years.
This time Next Ardh Kumbh Mela is going to held from January 2019 to 4 March 2019. Ardh Kumbh held only at two places in India—–Allahabad and Haridwar.
Major Attraction of Kumbh Mela Allahabad 2019
We all know how important Kumbh Mela is for all Hindus. Don’t let this great opportunity go away from your hands. Be the part of this great religious festival Ardh Kumbh Mela in 2019.
Let’s talk about some major attractions of this Ardh Kumbh Mela 2019 that are the major contributors in joy of this festivals-
The Shahi Snan is also known as other different names such as the Royal Bath and the Rajyogi Snan. Saints of different Akharas (a kind of religious groups) takes holy bath in the river during Kumbh Mela. After taking of holy bath in the sacred river, they worship in all Hindu Pilgrims. According to the rituals of this grand festival Kumbh Mela, first of all Akharas of saints take their dip in the sacred river. Then all common men take their holy bath.
Consider the following important dates of this upcoming grand religious event, Ardh Kumbh Mela 2019, so that you don’t miss any amazing opportunity of Shahi Snan-
- 1st Shahi Snan- 15th January
- 2nd Shahi Snan- 4th February, on the day of Mauni Amavasya.
- 3rd Shahi Snan- 10th February
Akharas and Saints
This is one of the major attractions in Ardh Kumbh Mela. The Saints carry out all their religious practices in their Akharas with full dedication and devotion.Another major fact about them is that they are the followers of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. Therefore, there are two kinds of Akharas you will find in upcoming Ardh Kumbh Mela.
- Shaivite Akharas where the saints worship the Lord Shiva.
- Vaishnavite Akharas where the saints worship the Lord Vishnu.
Appearance of Saints
The appearance of these saints shows how devoted they are towards their Lord. They have matted hairs on their head. Some remain bare smearing ash over their body while some of them wear saffron clothes. Gain spiritual enlightenment from these saints by visiting Ardh Kumbh Mela in 2019.
Different kinds of saints:
Kalpvasis and Urdhwavahurs: These holy men capture attraction of Ardh Kumbh Mela every time. Kalpvasis are those group of saints who perform spiritual activities and meditation at the river bank. On the other hand, Urdhwavahurs are those saints who perform spiritual activities while making their bodies undergo several austerities.
Shirshasinse: These group of saints perform meditation while standing on their heads. They sleep too in this upright position. While doing this sometimes they take support of pole or wall.
Nagas: These saints smear ash all over their body along with matted hair. They constantly expose their body to the extremity of Himalayas.
Parivajakash: These are also one of the major attraction of Ardh Kumbh Mela. These saints have taken pledge or oath to keep quiet. This is also termed as “Maun Vrat”. To realize others their presence, they always carry a bell with them.
In satsangs, all devotees come together and pray their Gods. They listen the preach of Sadhus with full devotion. In this way, satsangs are the important part of Ardh Kumbh Mela. Moreover, people offer prayers in Ashrams and halls.
Night View of Kumbh City
During Ardh Kumbh Mela, you can enjoy and have an amazing experience of late night view of the city. From the Triveni Ghat, the view appears to be one of the beautiful sightseeing in the world. Just visit and have this great experience. The cool blowing breeze, and glittering Ghats have its own charm and attractiveness.
Langars & Prasad
Don’t miss the amazing and delicious Langars and Prasad of upcoming Ardh Kumbh Mela in 2019. All devotees and sadhus enjoy this delicious food during Kumbh Mela.