What is Kumbh?
The Kumbh Mela takes place every three years rotating through Prayag, Nasik,
Haridwar and Ujjain. An incredible spectacle, Kumbh Mela is the time when
the sages, masters, yogis, saints and sadhus come down from their sacred abodes
in the Himalayas. It is the largest gathering in the world of people with
a religious purpose sharing knowledge and information about religion and other
spiritual practices. The earliest account of Kumbh Mela dates from around
AD 1500, though the general belief is that the festival goes back to the dawn
of the universe. The Mela has been an organized religious activity since 1909.
Millions of years ago in a celestial wrest for a pot of nectar, four precious
drops fell on the earth creating four of India's holiest places where millions
gather once every 12 years (one year for every day of the battle) to take
a dip in the holy water thus breaking the cycle of death and rebirth.....the
The Holy Dip
A holy dip in the Kumbh purifies the sins thereby achieving salvation. It
is believed that at the time of Kumbh, the water of the river gets charged
with astonishing healing effects by enhanced electromagnetic radiation of
the Sun, Moon and the Jupiter, the flux of which also varies in accordance
to positions and the phases of the moon.
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