The Kumbh Mela perhaps the most spiritual and mesmerizing festival in the world that caters people from different walks of life and draws together the saints, priests, faith, different traditions, and culture in one place.
Kumbh Mela is the bona fide paradigm of mystical beliefs and captivating strength. It is one- of- a- kind affairs that is recognized by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity and the third international recognition right after Yoga and Navroj.
Millions of devotees find the day-long and late-night rituals materialize on the edges of the most sacred rivers of the country. The traditional procession of various akhara known as the Peshwai, an illustration of Naga Sadhus, Shahi Snan, Aarti truly symbolizes the essence of Hinduism and its cultures. Furthermore, the Chanting of devotional songs, ringing the bells and Jai Gange mantra fills the believers with lots of fervor.
In Hinduism Aarti is a dignified way of expressing the devotion to their Godly figures. In the same way in Kumbh Mela, the aartis are performed both in the morning and evening to the sanctified rivers on the riversides. Millions of devotees pay their gratitude and witness the enchanted performance by the priests along with mantras and dramatic lamps.
Snan is the most vibrant ritual at the Kumbh Mela. The saints and their partisans of various akharas take part in the Shahi Snan also known as Rajyogi Snan at the outset. Being a devotee and witness such an amazing display of grandeur is a treat to the eye. Right after the Shahi Snan, the believers take dips in the holy water to liberate themselves from the sins and follow the path of enlightenment.
Deep Daan is one of the most enthralling sights of Kumbh Mela, the practitioners lit earthen lamps and offer the same at the river banks and temples for the dissemination of the mysticism.
Kalpavas is an epitome of endurance, religious fervor, and non-violence. According to a belief the person who follows a Kalpavas devotedly reborn as a king. The kalpavashis are most sacred and usually found near the rivers. They opt for the ritual from the full moon Ekadashi in the Magh month to Maghi Ekadashi. The person with Kalpavas Brata has to follow celibacy, honesty, and abandonment of all the desires and sophistication. This is truly one of the most unique features of the bathing festival, Kumbh Mela.
Satsangs are the fundamental part of Kumbh Mela and it caters devotees to listen to religious prayers and chaunts as well for hours. Most of the time you can listen to a Sadhu preach on Hinduism and spirituality to sanctify your mind and heart. You should follow the akharas and their events to make your Kumbh exciting and enthralling.
The Kumbh Mela is the essence of Hinduism, its beliefs and ethics. Experiencing some exquisite practices alongside the sacrosanct rivers is surely a lifetime affair and you should not let pass the grandiose episode.