The alliance of stars trumpets the commencement of the largest gathering of mankind in the world, the Kumbh Mela. From ancient times the event is a blissful affair and rejoiced with extreme adoration. The Kumbh Mela bring in the spiritual Sadhus and devotees together to a pool of sanctity. Beyond doubt, Kumbh Mela is the perfect way of the congregation of Sadhus, Kalpavasis, Celibates, and devotees.
There are five types of Kumbh Mela held in India according to the Hindu Calendar and planetary positions.
Maha Kumbh Mela is a lifetime event for the Hindus as it materializes in an interval of every 144 years or simply right after 12 Purna Kumbh Melas. Every 144 years Prayagraj also known as Allahabad embraces the magnificent festival and allures millions of pilgrims across the globe.
According to a faith taking a dip at the confluence of three sacred rivers namely the Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati liberate you as well as your descendants from all the immoralities. The last Maha Kumbh Mela was organized in 2013.
A Purna Kumbh Mela occurs every 12 years at a specific site where large numbers of devotees take bath in the holy rivers for attaining Moksha. The Purna Kumbh Mela rotates in between the four sanctified places like Prayag, Haridwar, Nashik, and Ujjain.
An Ardh Kumbh Mela is celebrated every six years primarily in two locations such as Prayag and Haridwar. It also indicates the median of Purna Kumbh Mela. The upcoming Ardh Kumbha Mela will be held in Allahabad in the year 2025.
The Magh Mela held in the Magh month as per the Hindu Calendar and known as Mini Kumbh. The holy city Prayagraj caters to this festival every year. As per Hinduism, the month of Magh is notorious as the creation of the Universe.
Kumbh Mela is the center of reliance and devoutness and caters millions of pilgrims at the auspicious occasion. The largest gathering of humans is popular as the hub of social, religious and cultural significance. A Kumbh Mela is the perfect combination of solace, wonders and mysteries and the gateway to the enlightenment.