Kumbh Mela

The Kumbh Mela is the biggest religious festival on the planet. Hindus from all over the country look forward to this festival where pilgrims from every corner of India gather at a particular place and worship their god. The Kumbh Mela has been taking place from time immemorial and is the world’s largest congregation of pilgrims. It takes place every third year and the location of the festival is rotated among four cities, Haridwar, Allahabad, Nasik and Ujjain, turn by turn. The festival returns to the same city in every 12 years, but in Haridwar, the festival takes place in every six years. According to Hindu mythology, the Kumbh Mela is organized to provide a long and happy life to all the pilgrims who visit the festival. This festival is so huge that over 120 million pilgrims had attended the festival on its last occurrence, which lasted for about two months.

 

Date: It takes place on every 6th year in Uttarakhand and the exact date is calculated according to the Sun’s, Moon’s and Jupiter’s combination

Location: Haridwar

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