Kumbh Mela : Nashik

Celebration after every 12 years

  • Kumbh MelaNasik is one of four sacred places where the the ‘Amrit’ fell on earth from a pitcher as Gods and demons were fighting on the ownership of the jar full of ‘Amrit’ to attain immortality.
  • The Kumbh Mela is celebrated every 4 years at four places in India.
  • Ardh (half) Kumbh Mela is held every six years at Haridwar and Prayag.
  • The Purna (complete) Kumbh at every twelve years at four places Allahabad, Haridwar, Ujjain, and Nashik.
  • The Maha (great) Kumbh Mela held after 12 ‘Purna Kumbh Melas’, or 144 years, is held at Allahabad.
  • When Jupiter and the sun are in the zodiac sign Leo (Simha Rashi) it is held in Trimbakeshwar, Nashik hence also called as the “Simhasta Kumbh Mela”.
  • The Kumbh Mela is marked by millions of devotees taking a bath in the river Godavari that is believed would cleanse their sins leading to salvation.
  • A ritual bath at a predetermined time and place is the major event of the festival which is called as the ‘Shahi snan’.
  • The last Kumbh Mela was held in Nashik in 2003.

See Also

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