Mahakumbh is one of the mass religious ceremonies celebrated on the earth where millions of people gathered to celebrate the faith, religion and spirituality. According to a mythological legend during a waging war between god and demons for the possession of elixir of eternal life, they fought for twelve days and nights. During the war, the celestial bird, Garuda flew away with the Kumbha of elixir. Few drops of it fallen on four places on the earth which are today known as by the names of Prayag, Haridwar,
Nasik and . It is where the Kumbh Mela is observed after every twelve years. It is believed that these drops have given the mystical powers to these four places and a dip in their holy waters liberates the man from the cycle of birth and death. The normal Kumbh Mela is held after three years, the Ardh (half) kumbh mela is held after every six years at Haridwar and Prayag while the Purna Kumbh Mela takes place after every twelve years at all the four places Haridwar, Prayag, Ujjain Ujjain and based on the planetary Moments. Nasik
Year 2013 is the year of celebration of Maha Kumbh which is celebrated at Prayag(
) after 144 years after completing 12 Purna Kumbhas. The Kumbh Mela at Prayag is the most grand of all the Kumbh Melas and is considered to be the holiest of them all. Millions of pilgrims from all corners of the world flock the banks of three most revered rivers of India Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. The point of their confluence is aptly termed as Triveni Sangam. According to a popular belief a dip in the holy waters of Sangam at Parayag would wash of the sins. Depending on the planetary position of Sun, Moon and Jupiter in that period in different zodiac signs, the venue of the Kumbh Mela is decided. In Allahabad the Kumb Mela is celebrated in the months of January-February when Jupiter is in Aries or Taurus, Sun and Moon are in Capricorn in the Hindu month of Magha. Allahabad
The Maha Kumbh Mela of 2013 begins from 27th January to 25th February 2013. According to the previous records nearly 60 million people took bath at the Purna Kumbh that was held at Allahabad in the year 2001.It is believed that the Maha Kumbh will garner even bigger gathering of devotees, sages, yogis, ascetics, mendicants, men, women and children on the planet.
During the Maha Kumbh Yatra at Allhabad visitors can enjoy a visit to various other places of great reverence. They spend their time in enjoying and singing devotional songs, dancing, feeding of holy men or sadhus, religious discussions and charity. To reach
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