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Travel to Maha Kumbh Mela!
About Maha Kumbh Mela
India is the most religious country all over the world. People follow different religions and believe on spirituality. There are lots of festivals that are celebrated only in India that shows People’s faith towards God. Every festival is celebrated with Joy and happiness. Out of all these, there is one more festival called as ‘Kumbh Mela’ which is celebrated after 12 years. The word ‘Kumbh’ is a Sanskrit word which means ‘Pitcher’ in English. In Hindi it is also called as ‘Kalash’. To celebrate Kumbh Mela, Millions of people gathered at one place and take a bath in holy rivers. The place where people take bath is called as ‘Sangam’ which means combination of holy rivers, ‘Ganga’ ‘Yamuna’ and ‘Saraswati’. This is People’s faith that by taking a dip at this holy place on the auspicious occasion of Kumbh Mela, there all sins will get wash away.
Kumbh Mela Fair takes place when Jupiter enters into Aquarius and Sun enters Aries. The Ardh(half) Kumbh Mela was celebrated on September 2007 and now the Purna(full) Kumbh Mela is going to held on Allahabad.
Allahabad is known as the city of God and it is also known as Prayag in the North Indian State of Uttar Pradesh. Prayag was Allahabad’s ancient name and it is believed to be the spot of Lord Brahma after creating the world.The Purna Kumbh Mela is going to start from 27 January,2013 to 25 February,2013 which occurs after every 12 years. It is considered as the holiest Fair among all the Fairs. Pilgrims will take a holy bath on the following dates at ‘Sangam’.
All these dates are having a unique significance. These days are determined on the basis of positions of Sun, Moon and the Planet Jupiter. The Mauni Amavasya Snaan is a day when Monks (Sadhus) take bath at holy Sangam. Purnima is considered as the day for Rituals and Rath Saptami is considered as Birthday of Surya (Sun).
Important dates for Maha kumbha in Allahabad 2013:
27 Jan 2013 - Sunday - Paush Purnima
06 Feb 2013 - Wednesday - Ekadashi Snan
10 Feb 2013 - Sunday - Mauni Amavasya Snan
15 Feb 2013 - Friday - Basant Panchami Snan
17 Feb 2013 - Sunday - Rath Saptami Snan
18 Feb 2013 - Monday - Bhisma Ekadashi Snan
25 Feb 2013 - Monday - Maghi Purnima Snan
Main Bathing Date For 2013 Allahabad Kumbhmela: 10th February 2013
Some places of interests in Allahabad are:
Sangam: It's the place where the convergence of three holy rivers takes place.
Patalpuri Temple and Akshaya Vat
Allahabad High Court building
Ewing Christian College
The new Yamuna bridge