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Highlights of Kumbh




  • Maha Kumbh- Considered the most sacred of Hindu pilgrimages, is the largest gathering of people for a religious purpose in the World.
  • Thousands of Holy men, Women, devotees attend this festival- It is a mass pilgrimage attended by people from all over the world.
  • Magnificent Saints and Yogis from the Himalayas make rare presence at this festival as it is believed that there is powerful planetary alignment during this period where there is  confluence of Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati rivers. The water is  positively charged and have healing effects .
  • This event has gained tremendous international fame so there is increase in the tourists from all over the world who come to witness the intense faith of devotees in this festival.
  • Hundreds of people come not just to visit but also to see the holy men and seek their blessings.
  • The radiant holy Saints and Yogis come from Himalayan caves once in12 years to bless the people .
  • The most important event is the ritual bath in the holy water.
  • Belief is that by taking a bath in the sacred water, one gets free from their past sins and get rid of evil.
  • Also the devout strongly  believe that the ritual bath on the auspicious days helps them attain Moksha ( liberation from the cycle of Life and Death)
  • Maha Kumbh is a unique experience and if one misses it than there is Ardh Kumbh held after every six years
  • There is huge gathering of religious leaders and Sadhus from different Akharas    ( order).
  • The bath is initiated by a particular Akhara of Sadhus followed by sadhus from other orders and then the devotees.
  • The greatest feature is the presence of Naga Sadhus who are naked and covered with ash and mostly have matted hair.
  • There is devotional singing and powerful vibrations pervade the entire atmosphere amidst chanting of mantras and chants from Vedas.
  • There are public discourses by religious leaders.
  • Also there is mass feeding of the holy men, women and poor.