The Kumbh Mela Festival of India is known as the largest religious festival in the world. This festival began in the city of Prayagraj (formerly called Allahabad). According to statistics, on the first day of the Kumbh Mela, more than 20 million Hindu pilgrims submerge in the sacred river between the confluences of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers.
The Kumbh Mela lasts 45 days. Millions of visitors believe that bathing in the sacred waters will cleanse them of their sins. More than 20 thousand police officers have been trained to pacify the soul and acts during Kumbh Mela. This year, Kumbha will be held in Prayagraj from January 15 to March 4.
The 6 major main baths of the Kumbh Mela shower: The largest religious festival in India.
- Makar Sankranti 2019.
From: Monday, January 14 Until: Tuesday, January 15
Aquarium begins on January 15, before the day of Makar Sankranti. It is also called Shahi’s bath and Rajayogi’s bath. On this day, many akhada saints will obtain the first Shobha Yatra. On this first day of the month of Magh, the sun enters the Capricorn with the amount of Sagittarius. That’s why this day is called Makar Sankranti.
- Paush Purnima 2019.
According to Hindu beliefs, on the 15th of the month of Paush, it is called Paush Purnima. That is January 21, 2019. This full moon begins only after the month of Magh. It is believed that the person who takes a bath legally this morning receives salvation. From this day Kalpvas also begins.
- Mauni Amavasya 2019.
Mauni Amavasya was on February 4th. The third bath at the Kumbh fair takes place on the day of the Amavasya moon. It is believed that on this day, the first Kumbha pilgrim, Rishabh Dev, had broken the silence of his long penance and had bathed in the holy water of the confluence. A large fair takes place in Kumbh on the day of Mauni Amavasya, in which millions of people congregate.
- Basant Panchami 2019.
Basant Panchami Magh is celebrated on February 10. According to the Panchang, the Panchami date of the month of February, in the spring season starts from the day of Basant Panchami. According to Hindu beliefs, the goddess Saraswati was born on this day. On this day the bath is especially important in the sacred rivers. There is also a spring fair on the banks of sacred rivers and places of pilgrimage.
- Magahi Purnima 2019.
The fifth bathroom at the Kumbh fair is the Maghi Purnima, which is on February 19. It is believed that on this day all the Hindu deities were confronted with Paradise. At the same time, the full moon (Maghi Purnima) of the Month Magh is also called the festival of Kalvavas perfection, because on this day the full moon of Maghi ends. On this day, on the banks of the Sangam, the Kalabavas celebrate the bath on an empty stomach. Guru Jupiter is worshiped on this day.
- Mahashivaratri 2019.This time Mahashivratri is March 4th. The last bath of Kumbh Mela occurs on the day of Maha Shivratri. On this day all the hypocrites return to their homes after bathing the last one. All the devotees who come to Kumbh in this sacred festival of Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati are surely immersed in the confluence. It is believed that this festival is also waiting in Devlok.
The Kumbh Mela Prayagraj bath festival: India is a country with religious beliefs. This is a country where religious diversity and religious tolerance have been recognized by law and society. Religion has been an important place in our culture here. India is also the birthplace of the four most important religious traditions in the world: Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, and Sikhism.
How long has the Kumbh Mela been organized?
The Kumbh Mela has been organized for thousands of years. But the first written version of the fair meets the writings of the great Buddhist pilgrim, Hwansang, in which the Kumbh that took place during the reign of Emperor Harshavardhana was described in found texts.
Prayag Kumbh has a special meaning because it is organized after 12 years at the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati. According to the astrologers, when Jupiter enters the Aquarius, and the Sun enters Aries, Kumbh Mela is organized in Prayag.
According to other beliefs, on the day of the new moon, the Kumbh festival is organized in Prayag, by entering the Capricorn of Jupiter and the Sun and Chandra in the Aries cycle. According to another calculation, the entry of Jupiter into the Sun and Taurus in the amount of Capricorn takes place in Kumbha Parva Prayag.