Showcasing massive gathering of bhakts (devotees) from all over the world, Kumbh Mela is the largest religious gathering on earth.
Did you know? There are 4 Kumbh Mela destinations in India and each of them has various unique traditions which differ from the other. Wao!
Lets know about these 4 famous places:
Here, Kumbh Mela is held in the month of Magh of Hindu calendar when Jupiter is in Taurus and the Sun and the moon are in Capricorn. It takes place at the confluence of 3 sacred rivers of India; Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati. The city hosts the Maha Kumbh every 12 years and the Ardh Kumbh Mela every 6 years.
Also read: Why Visit Ardh Kumbh Mela 2019? Top 5 Reasons
Haridwar is one of the holiest cities of India as river Ganga flows right through the land, increasing its importance. Here, Kumbh Mela is held during the Hindu month of Chaitra when Sun is in Aries and Jupiter is in Aquarius. The beautiful city hosts the Kumbh Mela on the banks of the river Ganges.
An ancient city of Madhya Pradesh, Ujjain is situated on the eastern bank of the Kshipra River. Here, Kumbh Mela is held during the month of Vaisakha when Jupiter is in Leo and the Sun is in Aries, or when Jupiter, the Sun and the moon are in Libra.
A gorgeous city situated on the banks of river Godavari, Nashik holds a lot of religious and cultural importance for Hindus. Here, Kumbh Mela is held during the month of Bhadrapada when the Sun and Jupiter are in Leo.
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So, what are you waiting for? Start planning for a memorable and religious trip. Till we meet again, happy travels and Namaste!