The Kumbh Mela is of immense significance not only for the Hindu people but an event of great interest for people of diverse religious faiths and beliefs as well. This Haridwar Kumbh has got a historical significance too. Many merchants even from very far off places attended this Haridwar Kumbh Mela.
The next scheduled Haridwar Kumbh is in the year of 2021. There is also a Great Maha Kumbh occurring after every 144 years. However, it is almost certain that the Kumbh Mela of Haridwar has been taking place at least since the 1600s.
The time of Kumbh Mela is the most conducive time for experiencing and witnessing the culture and rituals in Haridwar. Millions of devotees take a dip in the holy Ganges and it is fervently believed that all their sins are washed away by this meritorious act.