'' “Kumbh” in its literal English translation means “Pot” i.e. container like mug, which emerged from “Samudra Manthan” (Churning of the Ocean) between Gods and Devils. The term “Mela” signifies “Fair”.
Kumbh Mela is a mass Hindu pilgrimages of faith in which Hindus gather to bathe in a sacred river. It is the world’s largest religious gathering. It is held every third year at one of the four places by rotation: Haridwar, Allahabad (Prayag), Nasik and Ujjain. Thus the Kumbh Mela is held at each of these four places every twelfth year. Ardh (“Half”) Kumbh Mela is held at only two places, Hardwar and Prayagraj, every sixth year. The rivers at these four places are: the Ganges (Ganga) at Haridwar, the confluence (Sangam) of the Ganges and the Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati at Allahabad, the Godawari at Nasik, and the Shipra at Ujjain. Mini Kumbh(Magh) Mela is held every year in Prayagraj only.
~~ Ardh Kumbh Mela - Prayagraj 2019 ~~
In Allahabad every 6 year’s it is celebrated in the month of January-February when Jupiter is in Aries or Taurus and Sun and Moon are in Capricorn during the Hindu month of Magha. In the year 2019, beginning from 15th January to 04th March; all this will once again be the centre of attraction and attention from world over. Estimates suggest that in the Maha Kumbh Mela held in Prayagraj in the year 2019, nearly 60 million took a bath at the occasion and if the forecasts are to be believed, the next one will garner an even bigger gathering than the previous one.
Around 5 Crore (50 Millions) pilgrims from all walks of life are expected to join and take holy dip. Pilgrims visit the “Mahakaleshwar” Jyotirlinga and other ancient temples in and around Ujjain and thereafter they find spiritual solace in ‘Satsang’ and ‘Sankirtan’ in Mahaparv Kshetra (Mela Kshetra) with great Sadhus. Traditionally, Singasth Kumbh Mahaparv is celebrated by various Akharas, where “Peshwai” (Procession) begins in its full glory. The heads of Akharas join the procession on silver throne (Simhasanam) on elephants. It looks magnificent with the presence of armed Sadhus on horses and camels followed by Sadhus, hermits and devotees. Peshwai completes at the Ram Ghat area on the banks of river Kshipra.
BE PART OF THE HOLY KHUMB & GET BLESSED
Baal Bhog (Breakfast) for 5000+ pilgrims
US$ 481 (Rs. 35,000)
Raj Bhog (Lunch) for 5000+ pilgrims
US$ 991 (Rs. 71,000)
Byaru Bhog (Dinner) for 5000+ pilgrims
US$ 711 (Rs. 51,000)
+ dakshina to sages
Shrimad Bhagwad Katha for 1day
US$ 101 (Rs. 7,500)
(For Entire Stay during Kumbh.
Also, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided)
US$ 571 (Rs. 41,000)
US$ 431 (Rs. 31,000)
US$ 151 (Rs. 11,000)
To donate by cash or cheque to - "Shri Ramanand Vishwa Hitkarini Parishad"
Bank: State Bank of India, Bhelupur, Varanasi (U.P.), INDIA
Account No: 10256030799
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