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Kumbh Mela 2015: Pale that ends Series of Rebirth!

 You will find the dates of Kumbh Mela for year 2015 here. It is believed that a scared dip in Godavari River can make you free from all the previous sins and series of rebirth. Wish to attain such deliverance during the scared congregation of Kumbh Mela? To know more read the article….

What is Kumbh Mela? : Kumbh Mela 2015

 Assemblies in India happen for different purpose, as they series from entertainment to politics. But, some gatherings are peaceful. In India some of the gatherings happen that are not only peaceful but spiritual also in approach. In Kumbh Mela different people are gathered from different religion and for varied reasons, although the aim is single. The aim to gather in Kumbh Mela is to purify sins and souls.

According to Hindu calendar in 2015 Kumbh mela is listed in the month of July and August. The Kumbh Mela of 2015 is commonly called as Sinhastha Mela. The pale of main Kumbh Mela is planned after every Twelve years, and in year 2015 it will be organize in Nashik.

The bathing days for Kumbh Mela or Sinhastha Mela in year 2015 in Nashik increase above a time of 30 days. Get aware about all the facts of kumbh Mela 2015 here we brought everything for you. It will help you in the performing regarding Kumbh Mela. Read below to know all about Sinhastha Mela or kumbh Mela 2015.

Before moving forward, have a look on the bathing days and dates for Kumbh Mela in year 2015.

Bathing dates and days for Kumbh Mela 2015

The religious sects name as ABAP or Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad officially announced the dates for upcoming Kumbh Mela in 2015. Flag hosting will be held at Rama Kunda on 14th July 2015 this flag hosting is for the chief ceremony and for Akhra it will be held at Sadhugram on 19th August 2015.

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Now, have a look on the dates and days for bathing during Kumbh Mela 2015.

Event                                          Day                        Date

2015 first Sahi Snan              Saturday                29th August

2015 second Sahi Snan        Sunday                   13th September

2015 third Sahi Snan            Friday                      18th September


Choose a date for bathing in Kumbh Mela as per your convenience. This holy bath on these dates will help you to reduce your sins and to purify your souls. Do you know the importance of the water of Godavari in purifying your souls? Let’s understand something more about the significances of Godavari water and religious happenings take place in Kumbh Mela 2015.

Importance of Godavari: Kumbh Mela 2015

Devotees take scared dip in the holy river Godavari during Sinhastha Mela or Kumbh Mela 2015. According to ancient Hindu texts, it is supposed to be the starting point of universe. Sinhastha month is also important as it is measured to be the time when the continuation of universe come existence. It is greatly believed that the Kumbh Mela reduces one’s sins and make free from the series of rebirth. This is the reason behind gathering of people in such a huge number every year in Kumbh Mela.

But, the actual reason is different that makes Kumbh Mela important. Let’s take a look what is the genuine and actual reason for gathering of people just for a dip in water at Kumbh Mela.

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Legend of Kumbh Mela: Kumbh Mela 2015

The word Kumbh means ‘pot’. It belongs to the pot of elixir (Amrit), that emerged out from ocean of milk (kshira Sagar). Kumbh Mela is measured as most promising time of India. The Kumbh Mela starts from the time when devatas (gods) and Asuras (demons) reside on earth. A curse influence Devtas and aroused fear in them that ultimately made them coward and weak. Lord Brahma the creator of universe advised to Devtas to churn the ocean to get the Amrit of immortality. The king of serpents Vasuki was used as rope and the Mandara Mountain as churning rod to churn the milky ocean. Kumbh was the pitcher that consist immortality nectar and was gain from Samudramanthan.

Devats asked demons for help in completing this sturdy task with mutual accord of sharing the nectar of immortality equally. Gods were holding Vasuki’s tail and demons were holding its head to churn the milky ocean. After this complete process of ocean churning finally lord Dhanwantri appeared with pitcher (kumbh) in his hand. God Brhaspati, Shani, Surya and Chandra are entrusted for the safety of the nectar of immortality from demons. When the demons learned about the conspiracy of Devtas they turned cruel and attack them. As, Devtas know that demons are more powerful than them and can defeat them easily they ran away from there with Kumbh to hide it and chased by demons.  Demons chased Gods for 12 days and 12 nights to posses the nectar of immortality. These 12 days of deities are equal to 12 years of humans. When the chase take place between Devtas and demons few drops of the nectar of immortality fall on these four places on earth Haridwar, Nashik, Ujjain and Allahabad.

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Where some of stories are also there that tells us demons are chased by Gods and few drops of Amrit fall on these four places Allahabad, Nashik, Haridwar and Ujjain. Since that time Kumbh Mela is organised at these four places after the interval of 12 years. According to some mythology scriptures Devtas and Demons had war for continuous twelve days in sky for the possession of nectar of immortality. This the reason why Maha Kumbh Mela is organized or celebrate in every 12 years at these four places where drops of Kumbh fallen.

Kumbh Mela is the highly spiritual gathering of people from different corner of the globe where thousands of devotees takes scared dip in the holy water.

It is supposed that the River change itself into holiness spots full of primeval amrita at the significant moment of the Kumbh Mela. It is the one lifetime chance for pilgrims to bath in the spirit of salvation, auspiciousness and holiness.

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 Process for the observation of Kumbh Mela in 2015: Kumbh Mela 2015

 The main ceremony that will be held in Kumbh Mela of year 2015, is bathing in the holy water of Godavari. In year 2015 Kumbh Mela will organized in Nashik. Devotees in thousands of number will take holy dip in Godavari River to purify their souls and to reduce sins. Poor families and holy men (naga sanyasis) are welcomed and fed in religious assemblies.

The devotees of this observance period of Kumbh Mela arecalled as Kalpvasis and this period is known as Kalpvas. Most of the devotees avoid one time meal of the day. After taking scared dip Kalpvasis donate their belongings/bed to the priests (sanyasis). This ceremony is called as Saya Daan.

It is already known that this fair (Kumbh Mela) is also popular as ‘lost and found fair’, where people are likely to get lost because of heavy crowd. Now, take a look at the activities planned and arrangements made in Kumbh Mela to facilitate safe and convenient visit in 2015.

Arrangements for safer Kumbh Mela : Kumbh Mela 2015

 Below specified are some arrangements that made Kumbh Mela safe to visit. These arraengments make it safer:


  • Proper arrangement of buses and trains are made by state govt. That ensures suitable travel to Nashik.
  • A heavy crowd visit at Kumbh Mela to accommodate this; township of tents is prepared at the banks of Godavari River.
  • For the visitors of Kumbh Mela adequate arrangements of police camps and medical camps are also done.
  • The most important arrangement as lost and found camps are also organized for the people who lost due to admits of huge crowd.

One will surely get salivation after the scared dip in the holy water of Godavari River. But, to attain Moksha is different thing. To attain Moksha or godly viture of rescue the foremost thing is to have a true and pure heart. So, let’s get our souls purify in this Kumbh Mela in year 2015 and find a chance to go closer to the feet of lord.

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Category: Festival 2015

Created: Friday, March 20 2015
Author: Lokesh Jagirdar

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