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Some Interesting Facts about the Kumbh Mela & Naga Sadhus

Posted on 06-10-2023 | by: admin

Next event will come out in 2025 and its starting date is from 14th January to 26th February at Prayagraj. The subsequent event will be organized in Prayagraj in 2025 from January 14th to February 26th.

Check out here: Complete Kumbh Mela Bathing Dates 2025

Following that, the next Maha-kumbh Mela will take place in Prayagraj in 2025, between January 14 and February 26. Just like other such functions it shall be colourful, attracting multitude of faithful across the world.

It is a great festive day when tens of millions of Hindus from India and other countries go in thousands to pilgrimage, which is the world’s largest religious congregation.

A Glimpse of Kumbh Mela and Nagas Sadhus before You Attend the 2025 Mahakumbh Mela in Prayagraj. Some Interesting Facts of Kumbh

The Kumbh Mela event is indescribable, simply put. Fatigue, attraction of beauty, grand events, route to the god–all that is proper and just. Though in discussion about major features of this blaze, some things are brought forward.

Shahi Sanan in Triveni Sangam: Beauty Meets Devotion

At the big event Triveni Sangam always remains as hot spot where devotes take a holy bath at the confluence of Ganga, Sarswati and Yamuna. Always, the Kumbh Mela takes place next to sacred water. People come to Kumbh for nothing but taking bath in the sacred water.

The whole period of the Mela is considered an auspicious time to take bath in those sacred waters. Super-auspicious days exist in these days but the special ones. These are known as Shahi Sanan days. Look up the specific dates. Remember, such dates are very crowded – Sadhus’ first dive.

Naga Sadhu: Ascetic Majestic of Kumbh

These Shaiva Sages called Naga Sadhus mainly live in the Himalayan caves and move to society only during Kumbh Mela. This is the only time these ascetic saints are visible amongst the ordinary Indians.

The Naga Sadhus, who derive their unique features from none other than the renowned Hindu deity Shiva. Carrying tridents with human skulls. The bodies are covered in thick ash and coiled with matted hair that hangs on their heads. They have to live among common people for this big show stop.

Akhara: Battling Supremacy

Since the formation of Akhara culture the armed saints of different Akharas have been fighting amongst themselves for supremacy. Initially, there was only four majors Akharas however it split later into thirteen main Akharas due to the ideological differences; major in the Shaiv, Vaishnava, and Udasin sects. The biggest Akharas is the Shri Panchdashnaam Juna Akhara.

Kinnar Akhara: Paradigm Shift

Kinnar, for the first time, were treated as same respected beings and their followers were allowed to accompany them during this male-dominated event. It falls under Juna Akhara. This is the first interaction of the devotees and travellers with the Kinnar priest and saints; an unparalleled experience for both. The next group coming for the Kumbh Mela of 2025 will be large numbers, and the whole country will seek their blessing.

Bhandara: Equal Fest for All

Bhandara is the open free meal arranged for by various Akharas or sponsors. This can be accessed by anyone. You will just stretch out your hand and grab the food. The majority of the pilgrims will be taken as Prasad or the holy food offered to God.

Please consider paying the Akhara if you can afford to purchase more food so that the pilgrims are continued supplied. Pay what you feel is enough. This food is that which one no one asks to be paid for it; it is also what someone pays for. The system operates smoothly with anonymous donations that feed all kind of visitors with perfect equality.

Accommodations: Surpassing Expectation

Surprisingly, the Kumbh Mela 2025 exceeded the expectation of faithful since the tourism industry is now all set to receive the pilgrims and tourists with high-end luxury accommodation during their stay. There are many hospitality expert enterprises who have considerable expertise in managing ‘kumbh fair’. They are planning to create a camp in 2025 ‘kumbh’ on the bank of river Ganges.

Check out: Kumbh Mela Packages

This tent city lies at the close proximity to the bus stand, from where one can easily reach the auspicious Sangam Ghat. This will increase the facilities of the travellers, making their stay quite unique and convenient. All tents are western tented with amenities including western toilets, Music system, tea coffee maker, newspaper, mosquito plants etc.

These are intended accommodations meant for in bag campus which is characterized by dining halls, lounge, meditation halls, river facing gardens, parking space and kid’s zone.

Conclusion

In anticipation of the Mahakumbh Mela in Prayagraj, what is in store for us is not merely a religious congregation, it also brings forth a kaleidoscope of diverse cults which have kept their faith untouched & unscathed over the period.

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