Mythological Significance

According to Hindu mythology, Kumbh Mela is an important and religious festival which is celebrated four times over the course of 12 years. The location of the festival keeps rotating between four pilgrimage sites situated on the banks of the holy rivers. These places are: Haridwar on the Ganges in the Uttarakhand, Ujjain on the Shipra river in Madhya Pradesh, Nashik on the Godavari river in Maharashtra and Prayagraj at the confluence of three rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati in the Uttar Pradesh. Let us tell you that this year Kumbh Mela began from 15 January, 2019 at Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh and will lasts till 4 March, 2019. Earlier in 2003-04 the Kumbh Mela was held at Nashik – Trimbakeshwar.

It is correctly said that Kumbh Mela is the world’s largest religious and cultural human gathering. Crores of pilgrims over a course of 48 days take bathe in the holy rivers. Devotees mainly sadhus, sadhvis, ascetics, pilgrims etc. from across the world take part in this Mela.