Kumbh Mela 2021 In Haridwar - Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021/2022
What is Kumbh Mela?
Kumbh Mela is Hindu Festival and considered the biggest Hindu Festival. Festival is celebrated according the astrological signs which generally repeats itself every 12 years. There are four places and each place gets Kumbh Mela in 3 yrs rotation so there will be Kumbh mela every 3 year in one of the places.
Festival is mainly about taking bath in River on certain holy days to get Moksha. It is believed that drop of nector fell at these places. By taking bath at certain time at these places people believe that they will be liberated from cycle of birth and rebirth which is called Moksha.
When is Kumbh Mela Organized?
Kumbh Mela is organized according to Hindu Calender. It is mainly depend on Position of Sun and Jupitor in Indian astrology. When Sun enters Mesha Rashi & Jupiter is in Kumbha Rashi it is celebrated in Haridwar. When Sun enters Makar Rashi & Jupiter is in Vrishabh Rashi it is celebrated in Allahabad (Prayagraj). When Sun enters Mesha Rashi & Jupiter is in Simha Rashi it is celebrated in Ujjain. When Sun enters Simha Rashi & Jupiter is in Simha Rashi it is celebrated in Nasik.
Where is Kumbh Mela Celebrated?
Kumbh Mela is celbrated in four places in India on rotation. Haridwar, Allahabad (Prayag Raj), Ujjain and Nasik. Haridwar & Allahabad has River Ganga which Ujjain has Kshipra and Nasik has Godavari River. During the festival pilgrims visit the Ghats of river and take the bath. Ghat means steps to access the river.
Kumbh Mela Importance?
In Hindu Relegion followers believe in Moksha. Soul is immportal and takes new body after death. End of this cycle of Birth and Rebirth is called Moksha. Moksha is generally not easy to attain but during the holy time of Kumbh Mela if you take bath at designated place you can attain Moksha. With more than 70 % population Hindu in India the festival becomes largest festival for gathering of Hindus. Apart from that thousands of Monks also initiated during the festival. Many famous Gurus also establish camps in Kumbh Festival Area and give lectures to their followers. It also attracts thousands of such followers staying longer than just 2-3 days.
How Kumbh Mela is Celebrated?
Kumbh Mela is mainly about taking bath. Special holy days are called Shahi Snans when thousands of Sadhus also expected to come and take Bath. Famous spiritual leaders would come to take bath along with hundreds of their followers. Akharas are given more importance during this special days. Akhara is kind of monastery for accomodation & training of Hindu monks. Thousands of monks also initiated during the Kumbh Mela.
Kumbh Mela Story?
According to Bhagwat Purana Samudra Mathan was organized by Indra and other Devas along with help of Bali and other Asuras to get nector from the Kshir Sagar. Once they got nector it was time to share. At this time Vishu came as Mohini Incarnation and changed pot (Kumbh) of nector to wine while giving it to Asuras. After realizing this Asuras had war with Devas. During this battle some nector at four diffrent places at diffrent times. This four places are where the Kumbh Mela is organized. Kumbh means the Pot of Nector. It is believed that due to nector these places have mystical power.
Kumbh Mela History?
Kumbh Mela is history is pre historic. Written history is approx 1300 yrs where Haridwar Kumbh Mela was described by chinese traveller Xuanzang in 17th century.
Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021
Kumbh Mela will be organized in 2021 at Haridwar. Sun will enter in Mesh Rashi while Jupitor will be in Kumbh Rashi.
Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021 Location
Haridwar Kumbh Mela Location will be Har Ki Pauri and Surroundind areas.