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HISTORY & PLACES OF KUMBH MELA


In this blog, here find the table of contents to be discussed in this blog.

> About Kumbh Mela
> Why the Kumbh Mela is organized?
> History of Kumbh Mela
> Places where Kumbh Mela is organized


ABOUT KUMBH MELA


The Kumbh Mela is one of the sacred festivals of the Hindu Religion. It has a great significance in the mythology of Hindus. This is the largest gathering and collective act of faith anywhere in the world. Millions of Hindus come into the Mela and take the holy bath at the union of the River Ganga, River Yamuna & the mystical Sarasvati.

The term Kumbh is derived from the Root Kumbhak which means the Kalash of immortality. It is the holiest festival of Hindu.

In the year 2019, Ardh Kumbh Mela is celebrated in the Prayagraaj/Allahabad, the holiest place in India. It would be started on 15th Jan 2019 and would end on 4th March 2019.


Kumbh Mela Image in Allahabad 2019


Here, in this post, let us know about the history of Kumbh Mela, what is the significance of Kumbh Mela, what are the places where it is conducted and many more things related to Kumbh Mela, so let us start.


History of Kumbh Mela



Why Kumbh Mela is Celebrated in India

According to the mythologies of Hindu, the origin of this grand festival starts from the curse of Durvasa Muni. One day, Durvasa Rishi gifted the beautiful artistic flowers to Indra Dev, which Maneka gave to him. Indra put the garland in the neck of his elephant & thereafter Aaravat threw the garland on the ground and seeing that Durvasa muni became very angry. Durvasa Rishi said to Indra that the continuous appreciation by Gautama and Vasishta Rishi has brought ego within Indra. To calm the arrogance of Indra, Durvasa Muni had given the curse to all the Devta and due to this curse, Devta lost their strength.



Once the Devta started losing their strength, they went to Lord Shiva & Lord Brahma in order to regain their strength.  Both Lord Shiva & Brahma gave advice to Devta to visit Lord Vishnu and pray to him to get the power again.  Lord Vishnu had shown the path to Devta to get power back. He advised churning the ocean of Milk which was known as Ksheera Sagar in order to get Amrit. Since the devtas had not enough power to churn the ocean alone so they went to the demons for their help.  The demons agreed to help them but there was one condition to share half of the nectar of Amrit with them. The demigods or Devta agreed and Samudra Manthan started. The Meru Mountain played the role of churning rod to churn Ksheera Sagar. The king of serpents “Vasuki” played the part of the rope around the mountain.


History of Kumbh Mela


There 14 items came out from this Samudra Manthan and those 14 items were Poison, Parijat Kalpavruksha (A wish-fulfilling tree), Som (Moon), Haridhanu (A Divine bow), Kamdhenu (also known as wish-fulfilling Cow), Sura (Alcohol), A Conch, Dhanwantari, Koustubha mani (A diamond), Uchchaihshravas (A kind of White Horse), Airavat (An elephant having four tusks), Shri Lakshmi Devi (Consort of Shrivishṇu), Devanganas such as Rambha etc.


When the Amrit Kalash came out, the Demigods started fearing for the fact that if these demons took this Amrit, they became immortal and it was not possible to defeat them in the fight. Therefore, God gave the signal to the Son of Indra to take this holy Pot from Dhanwantari and ran away. Demons started running behind Indra’s son and they started fighting for Amrit Kalash. They fought for 12 days and during this battle, the few drops of that Amrit fell down at four places of the earth. In these four places, this Kumbh Mela is celebrated. It is a story related to the history of Kumbh Mela.

What are the Places of Kumbh Mela?

The Kumbh Mela is celebrated in four places and those four places are as follows:

• Haridwar Kumbh on the Ganges in Uttarakhand


History of Kumbh Mela Allahabad, Ujjain, Haridwar, Nashik


• Ujjain Kumbh on the Shipra in Madhya Pradesh.


History of Kumbh Mela Allahabad, Ujjain, Haridwar, Nashik


• Nashik Kumbh on the Godavari in Maharashtra.


History of Kumbh Mela Allahabad, Ujjain, Haridwar, Nashik 2019


Prayagraj/Allahabad Kumbh at the convergence of the Ganges, the Yamuna, and the mythological Sarasvati in Uttar Pradesh.


Kumbh Mela Image in Allahabad



There are Four types of Kumbh Mela i.e.

* Normal Kumbh Mela,

* Ardh (half) Kumbh Mela,

* Purna (complete) Kumbh Mela &

* Maha Kumbh Mela.


The normal Kumbh Mela, Ardh (half) Kumbh Mela, Purna (complete) Kumbh Mela, & Maha Kumbh Mela is held every 3 years, every 6 years, every 12 years, & every 144 years respectively. Based on the planetary positions, Purna (complete) Kumbh Mela are organized at any of the four places i.e. Prayag (Allahabad), Haridwar, Ujjain, and Nashik. The Maha Kumbh Mela is always organized in Prayagraj/Allahabad.



Ardh Kumbh Mela in Allahabad 2019


Kumbh Mela in Allahabad/Prayagraj 2019

Prayagraj/Allahabad Ardh Kumbh Mela, 2019 is the upcoming Ardh Kumbh Mela to be held at Triveni Sangam in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India from January to March 2019.


Kumbh Mela Image in Allahabad 2019


The logo of 2019 Allahabad Kumbh demonstrates a gathering of Sadhus washing in the Sangam confluence of the Ganga and the Yamuna


Kumbh Logo


HUM BHI APNE PAAPO KO DHULTE HAI, CHALO HUM BHI KUMBH CHALTE HAI…KUMBH CHALO.



Allahabad Ardh Kumbh Mela 2019


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