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Kumbh Mela: Largest Human Gathering on Planet

Mahakumbh Mela

Maha Kumbh Mela 2015 will commence in Nashik from 14th of July, 2015,and will continue for a year, ending on 11th August, 2016,  which is considered as the first auspicious date for bathing in the holy river Ganga. The Mela will span across 56 days and is expected to be attended by millions of devotees traveling from far and wide. In wake of security and convenience of those attending, special arrangements have already been made by the state government.

Maha Kumbh Mela Yatra

The 2015 Mela is, undoubtedly, the largest assembly of people offering their reverences by taking a dip in the holy Ganga water in Haridwar or Allahabad. The pious congregation is organized in the four cities of Haridwar, Allahabad, Nashik and Ujjain. Purna Kumbh Mela, which happens after 12 years, was last celebrated in the year 2001. 

Maha Kumbh Mela Yatra 2013
A sadhu taking holy bath in the Ganges
The place and the date of the Mela are decided  on the basis of planetary positions of the Jupiter,Sun and Brahaspati. There is a common belief among devout Hindus that they will be able to wash away all their sins by taking a dip in the holy water in the Ganga which has special powers during the time of the Mela. Security has already been spruced up and important counters set up in all corners of the premises to ensure a smooth, hassle-free Maha Kumbh Mela in Nashik 2015.

The main bathing dates for Kumbh Mela 2015 in Nashik are given below: 


Special Bathing Dates of Nasik Kumbh Mela 2015
   14 July 2015 at Ram Kunda
         Main Ceremony of Flag Hoisting
19 Aug, 2015 at Sadhugram
          Flag hoisting of the Akharas
26 Aug, 2015
          Shravan Shudha Pratham (First) Snan
29 Aug, 2015
         Shravan Sudha pornima (First Shahi Snan)
13 Sept. 2015 (Main Bathing Day)
 Bhadrapad Krushna Amavasya Dwitiya (Second Shahi Snan)
18 Sept. 2015
    Bhadrapad Rushipanchami Dwitiya (Third Shahi Snan)
25 Sept. 2015
     Bhadrapad Shukla Vaman Dwadashi Tritiya

                                          Ujjain Kumbh Mela 2016

Main Bathing Dates for Ujjain Kumbh Mela 2016
22 April 2016 (Friday)  
             Purnima – Full Moon
   06 May 2016 (Friday)  
             Vaishakh Krishna Amavasya
        09 May 2016 (Monday) 
             Shukla Tritya
              11 May 2016 (Wednesday)  
             Shukla Panchami
            21 May 2016 (Saturday)  
             Purnima