Kumbh Mela Bathing Dates

The Kumbh Mela is the largest human gathering on the planet. This socio-religious fair offers deep peep into pristine Hindu culture, traditions and religious practices. The cities that host the Kumbha Mela are the scene. The beginning of the Kumbh Mela is marked with ceremonial parades suggesting official arrival of holy men, sitting on a wide variety of modes of transport - elephants, horses, camels, cars, palanquins, and wagons, sometimes pulled by men showing devotion. Generally, the Naga Sadhu Baba, the warriors of Shiva, are the first to march under a shower of petals, then each sect tries to overcome the others by the splendor of its procession. Though the Kumbh Melas are organized at four places (Prayag / Allahabad, Haridwar, Ujjain & Nasik) but Allahabad Kumbh Mela holds the prominence over others. Religious Hindus from all over India and visitors from across the globe throng at the confluence of three sacred rivers, the Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati – the Triveni Sangam.

‘Holy Dip’ or ‘Divine Bath’ (immersion) in the river is the most sacred, fascinating and important event of the Kumbh Mela as it cleanses of all sins. Astrologically calculated ‘dates of the auspicious bath’ are known as ‘Shahi Snan’. On those days, the Akhara (large gatherings of the ascetics/sadhus) - conduct a royal (Shahi) procession which culminates in holy dip (Snan) in the Ganges. The Naga Babas (the naked ascetics) lead the commencement of Shahi Snan. After ablution, the Naga Babas cover their bodies with ashes. Thereafter, other sects of saints and ascetics step into the river to take bath. Then, the pilgrims rush into the river to imbibe the piousness of the moment.

Allahabad Ardh Kumbh Mela Bathing Dates

The Ardh Kumbh Mela in Allahabad will commence on January 15’2019 and last till March 04’2019.

Makar Sankranti - 1st Shahi Snan14/15 January 2019
Paush Purnima21 January 2019
Mauni Amavasya (Main Royal Bath) – 2nd Shahi Snan04 February 2019
Basant Panchami – 3rd Shahi Snan10 February 2019
Magh Poornima19 February 2019
Maha Shivratri04 March 2019

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