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Kumbh Mela 2021: Dates and Significance of the Auspicious Festival

Kumbh Mela is a pageant celebrated by Hindus the place the devotees take a dip within the water of holy rivers, particularly the Ganga.

The devotees imagine that taking a dip within the holy water will absolve them of their sins and finish the cycle of beginning and demise for them.

It is well known in 4 totally different cities each 12 years, specifically Haridwar, Prayagraj (Allahabad), Ujjain and Nashik. Starting from January 14, this time the Kumbh Mela is occurring in Haridwar and can proceed until April 27. The dates for holy bathing rituals are as follows:

January 14, 2021: Makar SankrantiFebruary 11, 2021: Mauni AmavasyaFebruary 16, 2021: Basant PanchamiFebruary 27, 2021: Maghi PoornimaMarch 11, 2021: Maha Shivratri (first shahi snan — royal tub)April 12, 2021: Somwati Amavasya (second shahi snan)April 14, 2021: Baisakhi (third shahi snan)April 21, 2021: Ram NavamiApril 27, 2021: Chaitra Purnima (fourth shahi snan)

The dates of Magh Mela are selected the idea of astrological predictions. Sometimes the mela can occur only one 12 months aside on the websites. For the primary time in 80 years, the Kumbh Mela is occurring in Haridwar after 11 years, as a substitute of the same old 12.

There are predominantly 4 sorts of kumbh melas which can be organised. Kumbh Mela occurs at 4 locations each three years whereas Ardh Kumbh Mela is held each 6 years at Haridwar and Prayagraj. The Purna Kumbh Mela is organised at Prayagraj each 12 years. Lastly, the Maha Kumbh Mela is held each 144 years solely at Prayagraj.

In Haridwar, devotees take a dip in river Ganga whereas in Ujjain, they take tub in river Shipra. Hindus visiting Nashik take a shower in river Godavari. Devotees take the holy dip within the confluence of river Ganga, Yamuna and the legendary Saraswati in Prayagraj. The confluence of those three rivers is named Sangam.

Devotees who want to take part within the Kumbh Mela at Haridwar can keep in one of many hundred accommodations within the area or could take shelter in an ashram.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the variety of devotees visiting the realm is predicted to be lower than earlier years. For shahi snans, pilgrims must get an e-pass by way of on-line reserving this 12 months.

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