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Kumbh Mela


Kumbh Mela

The Kumbh Mela is held every three years in rotation at Allahabad, Haridwar, Ujjain and Nasik. Kumbh Mela is organized in the month of Feb-March. The most important among these is the one celebrated at Allahabad. Due to the rotation system, the Kumbha Mela comes to Allahabad every 12 Years. The Kumbh Mela that runs for over a month is not only the largest fair in the world but also the largest conglomeration in the human world.

The Kumbh Mela that is also called Maha-Kumbh is held every 12 years on the confluence of river Ganges, Yamuna and Mythical Saraswati are attended by devotes from all over the world.

There is a very interesting legend behind the Kumbh Mela. According to the Hindu mythology it started with the creation. It is said that once Hindu deities asked for the help of Demons to churn the ocean. This was done to centrifuge the ‘Amrit’ or ‘Nectar’ that would have in turn made them immortal. Nevertheless when it came out, deities stole it and didn’t share it with the demons. It was hidden at four places in the course of time and a drop of Nectar fell at all those places. These places now hold Kumbh Mela.