Ardh Kumbh mela, the sacred festival is the largest public gathering and collective act of faith,
anywhere in the world. Kumbh mela is an integration and congregation of millions who gathers
together in order to be free from the vicious earthly cycle of life and death and move forward to a
heavenly realm, where there is no pain.
The glorious and magnificent event of Kumbh mela is focused on the mission and is a promise of
“An eternal life free of sins”. The venue for Kumbh Mela is decided depending on what position
the Sun, Moon, and Jupiter hold in that particular period in different zodiac signs.
Kumbh Mela, in Hinduism, is a religious pilgrimage that is celebrated four times over a course of
12 years at four places by rotation
This major yet auspicious festival for the Hindus is also listed as one of the UNESCO Intangible
Cultural Heritage in India. The festival occurs at four places, shifting the venues between Ujjain,
Allahabad, Nashik and Haridwar. It is also known as Maha Kumbh Mela.
The thing you must do and is the mythology behind the festival is to take holy dip at the River
of Ganga. Also, to take part in the devotional songs and listen to the religious discourses that are
discussed in the mela. It is believed that at the time of Kumbh Mela the river waters at these
holy sites are charged with divine powers.
This is the reason why ascetics, devotees and people from all walks of life take a dip in the river
waters in order to cleanse their sins and the ultimate mission is to attain salvation. The splendid
festival called Kumbh Mela is a religious gathering of the Hindu believers along a holy river for
bathing and prayers.
The Ardh Kumbh Mela of this year is all set to begin in 2019 on the holy banks of Triveni
Sangam in Allahabad. The glorious event falls between the months of January-February which
is the month of Magh, according to Hindu calendar.
15 January to 4 March 2019
(1st Shahi Snan)
15 Jan 2019, Tuesday
21 Jan 2019, Monday
(2nd Shahi Snan)
04 Feb 2019, Monday
(3rd Shahi Snan)
10 Feb 2019, Sunday
19 Feb 2019, Tuesday
04 Mar 2019, Monday