India has been attracting the whole world with her rich cultural heritages and spirituality. The renowned
Kumbh Mela is a unique blend of all these. Haridwar
Kumbh has its importance as the last Kumbh of this century.
Fairs are held periodically, every twelve and six years in Haridwar where a large number of pilgrims and devotees get together to,
Commemorate the churning of the ocean by the Devas (Gods) and Asuras (Demons) to obtain nector (Amrit).when the coveted
Kumbh (jar) of nector was obtained one of the Devas stopped at four places viz.
Haridwar, Prayag, Nasik and Ujjain before he finally arrived safely at heaven. A few drops of this nector are believed to have spilled in the water in these four places. Sages,
saints and pilgrims started periodically to flock to these Tirths to celebrate this divine event by taking dips in the holy rivers. It is a unique event that blends religious and social features of Indian society.
Kumbh Mela, one of the biggest melas in earth. Held on the banks of
Sangam for over a month very 12th year. On peak days it attract about 35 million of people.
Kumbh Mela's history originates from the beginning of the Creation.
All devtas were under the influence of a curse that made them weak and coward, Brahma, (the creator God) advised them to churn the ocean for
Amrit (Nectar), intake of which will make them immortal,
devtas sough the help of demons for the purpose.
By their joint churning Amrit was one of the resultants, found in the last.
Devtas fled with pitcher of Amrit and demons chased them. A battle ensured. During this, the pitcher of
Amrit was kept at four places and few drops of amrit also fell at these places.
If any other date of religious significance happens to fall during the Kumbh
Mela period, it also auspicious for taking a holy dip.
The Kumbh Mela is generally held every three years in rotation at Allahabad, Hardwar, Ujjain and Nasik. The period of
Kumbh Mela is Magh (Jan-Feb) month of Hindu calendar.