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Frequently Asked Question for Kumbh Mela

Q. What is kumbh mela?

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Kumbh Mela is one of largest hindu spiritual events on earth. It is an extremely sacred and pious Hindu festival, celebrated in India. It is the revered Hindu festival that dignifies the Hindu religion, full of cultural and traditional values. Factually, the Hindu festivals served a perfect example of unity among diversity.

Q. Why Kumbh Mela is held in 12 years?

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Kumbh Mela is celebrated across four locations in India. The year and location of each Kumbh Mela, in rotation, is decided based upon the relative positions of the planet jupiter and the sun. By doing these astronomical calculations, the year and dates of the Kumbh Mela at a particular place is determined several years in advance. It is believed this on this date water of the place become nectar (Amrit). In this way, the turn of Kumbh Mela being held in a particular city comes every 12 years.

Q. Where Kumbh Mela is celebrated?

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Kumbh Mela is historically celebrated at 4 locations across the country, each at the banks of a holy river. The spiritual mass gathering takes place periodically in one of the cities - on the banks of river Ganges in Haridwar, at the Sangam of Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati in Allahabad, on the banks of Godavari in Nashik and Shipra in Ujjain.

Q. What is the importance of Kumbh Mela?

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The Kumbh Mela is most peaceful gathering place in the world. It has a deep importance for Hindus. It is a gut believe in the Hindu pilgrimages that bathe in the sacred river can clean all sins.

Q. In which place is the Kumbh Mela celebrated every 12 year?

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The Kumbh Mela is Celebrated in four places in India. Haridwar, Allahabad, Ujjain & Nasik.

Q. How many Kumbh Mela are there in India?

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There are two types of Kumbh mela is Celebrated in India. First, Maha Kumbh Mela is coming every 12 years. Second, Ardh Kumbh Mela is Celebrated every 6 Years in the Haridwar and Allahabad Sangam.

Q. When was the last Kumbh Mela held?

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Last Kumbh Mela is Celebrated in Ujjain 2016 on the peak of Shipra River.

Q. What is Ardh Kumbh Mela?

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At the Haridwar and Allahabad Sangam celebrated "Half Kumbh Mela" in every 6 Years is known as "Ardh Kumbh Mela".

Q. What is Maha Kumbh Mela?

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Kumbh Mela also known as Kumbha Mela, that is celebrated four times over the course of 12 years. The site of the observance rotating between four pilgrimage places on four sacred rivers, at Haridwar on the Ganges River, at Ujjain on the Shipra, at Nashik on the Godavari, and at Prayag (modern Allahabad) at the confluence of the Ganges, the Jamuna, and the mythical Sarasvati.

Q. How do I reach Allahabad Kumbh Mela?

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You can reach Allahabad Kumbh Mela site by road, rail or by air. The city is well connected with major national and state highways, and the distances from major metros include - Delhi (582 km); Mumbai (1162 km); Kolkata (732 km). Allahabad is a major railway junction and has multiple trains reaching from various parts of the country. Indian railways also run special trains for the devotees for the mela duration. As far as air connectivity is concerned, Allahabad has a domestic air terminal which becomes highly operational during the Kumbh, providing links to several major cities of India. Other nearest airports include the Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport in Varanasi (150 km) and the Lucknow Airport (200 km).

Q. What Type of Accommodation During Allahabad Kumbh Mela?

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Several types of accommodation is available at the Kumbh Mela site for the pilgrims. This includes Premium Cottages, Swiss Tents, Deluxe Tents, Economy Tents and Dormitories. Facilities like beddings, furniture, 24X7 running water, attached washrooms, pick and drop etc. are provided with these accommodations. Complementary meals are also made available. To know more about accommodation at Allahabad Kumbh mela and instantly book your accommodation, click here.

Q. Is there any restriction during kumbh mela?

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There are no particular restrictions as such, but the pilgrims are definitely required a follow a certain level of discipline in terms of their conduct. The organisers can impose certain regular restrictions like banning the use of certain materials, carrying certain objects or visiting certain points due to security, religious or environmental reasons. Therefore, it is advised to cooperate with the authorities as far as possible.

Q. What is Schedule/Date for Allahabad Kumbh Mela 2019?

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The following are the dates for bathing at Kumbh Mela 2019:

14/15 January 2019 (Monday/Tuesday) Makar Sankranti (Shahi Snan)
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21 January 2019 (Monday) Paush Purnima
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31 January 2019 (Thursday) Ekadashi Snan
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04 February 2019 (Monday) Mauni Amavasya (Royal Bathing)
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10 February 2019 (Sunday) Basant Panchami (Shahi Snan)
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16 February 2019 (Saturday) Ekadashi Snan
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19 February 2019 (Tuesday) Maghi Purnima
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04 March 2019 (Monday) Maha Shivratri
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Q. How to book Accommodation in Kumbh Allahabad?

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Go Through: Accommodation Booking and fill the form & select your accommodation type.

Q. Why should we attend Kumbh Mela Allahabad?

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Kumbh Mela Allahabad is a unique occasion for the devotees to experience the spirituality in the purest of its forms, a spend a few days immersed in divinity and devotion. It is a festival hat comes only once in several years, and is one of the best ways to get rid of the sins and purify the soul.

Q. How to Register for Allahabad Ardh Kumbh Mela 2019?

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For the Register/Booking Ardh Kumbh Mela Allahabad 2019, go through: www.thekumbhyatra.com/book-now

Q. What is “Akharas” At Kumbh Mela?

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Akharas refer to the groups and lineages of the spiritual leaders and gurus who belong to a particular sect within the religious customs. Such Akhars are represented as one and take the holy dip together at the Kumbh Mela. Akharas also have their designated tents at the Mela site, where they carry out their spiritual activities, and deliver lectures etc.

Q. Is Prayagraj Kumbh Mela 2019 to be Eco-Friendly?

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Yes, The Kumbh Mela at Allahabad is being organised keeping in view the environmental factors. The government and the organising authorities have taken special steps in that direction. One of key steps taken to ensure an eco friendly Kumbh Mela this time is the use of ‘kulhads’ (earthen pots) and ‘Donas’ (Sal & Banyan leaves) for serving food to the pilgrims.

Q. What Allahabad Kumbh Mela Tour Package do you recommend for first time Guest?

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For a first time guest, the rush band the chaos of the mega festival can be intimidating. Therefore, we recommend the Premium cottage accommodation as it provides private accomodation complete with the highest class facilities and amenities.

Q. Which is Nearest Airport or Railway Station in Allahabad Kumbh?

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The nearest railway station is the Allahabad Junction Railway Station, which is at a distance of about 5 kms from the site of the Kumbh. Several means of transport including rikshawas and shared taxis are available from here. The Bamrauli Air Force Base is the nearest air terminal, from where several dedicated flights are operated during the time of the Mela. The Lucknow Airport (200 km) and Varanasi International Airport (150 km) are other nearly located airports.

Q. Which are Bathing Ghats at Kumbh Mela Allahabad?

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There will be both the traditional and temporarily created ghats on makeshift basis to cater to the exploding numbers of pilgrims who visit the Kumbh Mela. All of these ghats will be in close proximity to the sangam point where the rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati converge.

Q. What to Do In Kumbh Mela?

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One of the key rituals to be performed at the Kumbh Mela is taking the holy dips on the designated days, which is also the core purpose of the pilgrimage. The devotees can attend the lectures and spiritual sessions by the various revered saints and religious leaders who stay at the venue during the Kumbh Mela. Exploring the historical city of Allahabad is also worthwhile.

Q. Place to visit in Allahabad During Kumbh Mela?

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You can visit more historical places during kumbh mela in Allahabad such as: Allahabad Fort, Hanuman Temple, Bade Hanuman Temple, Anand Bhavan, Akshaya Vat, ISKCON Temple, Someshwar Mahadev Temple, Minto Park, Lalita Devi Temple, Kalyani Devi Temple, Mankameshwar Temple, Jawahar Planetarium, Allahabad Museum etc.

Q. Allahabad Weather during Kumbh Mela?

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The Kumbh Mela in Allahabad will be celebrated during January - March, when the weather ranges from the peak of the winters to the onset of the summers. So, if you are visiting during the months of January and February, it is advised to carry woolens along. Temperatures will be ranging from 10 degree celsius in January to 32 degree celsius in March.

Q. Is there Budget Accommodation in Kumbh Mela?

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Yes! There are such type of budget accommodation facilities during kumbh mela allahabad as well: Dormitories Tents, economy tents. For the Economy Tents go through: www.thekumbhyatra.com/budget-accommodation

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Allahabad Kumbh Mela Bathing Dates 2019

14/15 January 2019 (Monday/Tuesday) Makar Sankranti (Shahi Snan)
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21 January 2019 (Monday) Paush Purnima
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31 January 2019 (Thursday) Ekadashi Snan
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