Kumbh Mela shahi snan

Allahabad Kumbh mela 2013 Bathing Dates

if you here for Nashik Kumbh Mela Dates then Visit Kumbh Mela Dates page

kumbh mela allahabad 2013

The highlight feature of the Kumbh Mela is the bathing ceremony (snan). Millions of people travel across the globe to take a dip inthe Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati during the festival as it is believed by doing so one gets free from the baggage of sins committed in his lifetime and also attains salvation which is freedom from the cycle of birth and death. The Vedic Scriptures account for several other reasons to take bath in Holy Rivers like Ganges, Yamuna, Godawari and Narmada. The bathing ceremony is the most auspicious activity in this festival apart from the enlightenment one receives through spiritual discussions with the saints.

In Vedic culture, every river is personified as a deity and the water stream is interpreted as the material manifestation of that personality. Rivers are deified as mothers as they are a source for human existence. River Ganga is one of the most special rivers as it is believed to come directly from the ocean of milk by washing the lotus feet of Lord Vishnu. Bathing in the holy waters of Ganga is believed to be most auspicious at the time of Kumbh Mela.

Allahabad. Bathing at the time of Maha Kumbh also known as Shahi snan or Royal Bathing Days.

After 12  long years the grand event is again at the doorstep for people to grab the opportunity to witness the magnificent spectacle at Allahabad, the place of confluence of the three holy rivers,  in January, 2013.  The details about the most auspicious days during the festival on which devotees will take the holy dip in the waters of Ganges, Yamuna and the lost Saraswati are enlisted below:

[box] Shahi Snan starts at 6:00 Am [/box]

Maha Kumbh Mela 2013 Bathing (Shahi Snan) Dates

Bathing Dates Day Occasion Remark
14th January 2013 Sunday Makar Sankarnti First Shahi Snan
27th January 2013 Sunday Paush Purnima
6th February 2013 Wednesday Ekadashi Snan
10th February 2013 Sunday Mauni Amavasya Snan Main Bathing Day (Dark moon)
15th February 2013 Friday Basant Panchami Snan  Fifth day of the new moon (Last Shahi Snan )
17th February 2013 Sunday Rath Saptami Snan
18th February 2013 Monday Bhisma Ashtami Snan  Eigth day of the new moon
25th February 2013 Monday Maghi Purnima Snan
10th March 2013 Sunday Shivaratri Snan  Shivaratri is not a shahi snan

These are the dates when millions will come to take a holy dip at confluence of holy rivers at Allahabad. For further help please visit  Kumbh Mela 2013 Facebook page and post any queries about the festival.

 

 Kumbh Mela 2013 Accommodation in Allahabad

 

71 replies
    • At Your Service
      At Your Service says:

      shahi snan date is 27Jan this is day on which kumbh mela will start officially. If you are taking bath on 14Jan that is also a auspicious day

      Reply
    • shan kar
      shan kar says:

      i will also take bath on 14.1.2013
      as i won:t get time after it .reason whoever takes bath on mahshankrinti which is from 14th are the to come 1st in life & eternity!!1

      Reply
  1. Catering Tampa
    Catering Tampa says:

    I have been to this mela. This is one unforgettable sight. I could not believe my eyes when I saw so many people taking a bath at the same time.

    Reply
  2. Alex Siao
    Alex Siao says:

    I am a Taiwanese photographer, I like to participate Kumbh Mela 2013, please advise: How long should I stay there?I don’t know the difference to live in the tent vs hotel? Do I need transportation from tent/hotel to the river and back? If I wish to take pictures from the river, are there boats to be rented? Are there seats arranged for the tourist? In brief Are there organized tour from Delih dedicated for Kumbh Mela? This will be my first trip to India.
    Alex Siao

    Reply
  3. DEBASISH
    DEBASISH says:

    I m planning to visit Kumba Mela 2013 Allahabad,
    Require Accommodation In Allahabad for
    3 days in the month of February
    Accommodation need for three days
    Check in : 8th February 2013
    check out: 11th February 2013
    if any
    accommodation available with best price call me

    Reply
    • Kumbh Mela
      Kumbh Mela says:

      If you don’t have time for main bathing dates which are 6, 10, 15,17,18 feb.
      Principle behind the bath is to take association of holy saints. if you are taking this principle than there is no difference in taking bath on 2nd Feb or any other day. Lord is after your devotion not how you follow rituals

      Reply
  4. Hieu Nguyen
    Hieu Nguyen says:

    My name is Hieu Nguyen and I am a Vietnamese / American. I would like to have the opportunity to be exposed, learned and be a Sadhu.

    Please let me know where to start.

    Reply
    • Bhaktimati
      Bhaktimati says:

      You should visit the ISKCON camp ‘International Society for Krishna Consciousness’ where devotees from most part of the world will be present and they will give you guidance

      Reply
      • Kumbh Mela
        Kumbh Mela says:

        Namaste Which comment you are talking about let me know. if you are talking about Bhaktimati’s comment than you might be wrong. ISKCON is well know organization in India and in the world.

        Reply
  5. Jordi LLorens Estape
    Jordi LLorens Estape says:

    I am travel photographer and journalist from Barcelona and I would like to join the Maha Kumbh Mela. As my first time in that ceremony, I will need some advises like: how to find cheap accomodation, private houses or tents? if so how to contact them, how to get to Allahabad from Delhi (the easiest way), any other expenses to have in mind? could it be easy to organise it myself?. Thanks in advance

    Reply
    • Ramachandra Rao
      Ramachandra Rao says:

      Dear Jordi,
      Public administration has made arrangements in the form of Tents for accommodation. The best one would be from ISKCON allahabad. You can search from google for IKCON, Allahabad for contact information. They have tents which charge about 20 US$ per day.Only on special days They are charging about US 200 for 3 nights (for six people)

      You can reach allahabad from Delhi by Train (overnight journey) or by flight. Train journey is very economical in India.
      You will be safe in this crowd. There is no need to worry. However, better carry bankcards instead of cash as there will be heavy crowd. Happy journey

      Reply
      • Kumbh Mela
        Kumbh Mela says:

        Thanks Ramachandra for reply
        Please visit our recommended accommodation post for ISKCON accommodation details and their contact information. They are providing best accommodation.

        Reply
  6. raja mylavaram
    raja mylavaram says:

    I am confused with Kumbh/ Maha Kumbh. Is it a Kumgh or Maha Kumbh in allahabad in 2013?
    To day I saw in news paper and in this website that Maha Kumbh starts on Jan14 2013. But in few sites say it starts from 27Jan2013 to 25Feb2013.
    Which one is corrent? Kindly let me know. thanks!

    Reply
    • Kumbh Mela
      Kumbh Mela says:

      Kumbh 2013 is kumbh mela. Maha Kumbh was in 2001.
      Many people use maha kumbh for kumbh mela in any case it is an important festival for us

      Reply
      • Name*
        Name* says:

        2013 is not only Puran Kumbh but also Maha Kumbh. Puran Kumbh happen after 12 years and when 12 Puran years complete MahaKumbh occurs after 144 years. It is that one. Happening after 144 years.

        Reply
    • Naveen Sharma
      Naveen Sharma says:

      It is maha Kunbh 2013,not Kumbh.The Maha Kumbh Mela, held every 12 years,previous Maha Kumbh held here in 2001 So it is Maha Kumbh.

      Reply
      • R Singh
        R Singh says:

        A “Kumb” is held every 4 years, A “Puran Kumb” is held every 12 years (the last puran kumb was held in the year 2001) A “Maha Kumb” is held every 144 years (that is 12 Puran Kumbs held 12 times or 12 x 12 = 144 years). The presend Kumb (year 2013) is a “Maha Kumb” as it being held after the completion of 12 “puran kumbs” or 144 years, which makes it a “Maha Kumb”. The next Maha Kumb will be held 144 years from 2013 when 12 puran kumbs would have been compleated. Thanks & Regards

        Reply
  7. R K Keshri
    R K Keshri says:

    I want to bath in Kumbh Mela 2012 with all my family including my one year son can I ? If Yes then please suggest me best date to avoid rush and bath easly but it must be the part of Kumbh Mela

    Reply
  8. Gaurav
    Gaurav says:

    I am visiting Allahabad on 23rd Feb and will like take Snan on 24th and 25th Feb. Is it the good time for snan? I guess only few days will be left for the end of Kumbh mela. Also Please suggest some accommodation facility there for family.

    Thanks!

    Reply
  9. Omkarnath Paloi
    Omkarnath Paloi says:

    VERY GOOD SITE THANKS FOR YOUR GOOD INFORMATION.. 9TH FEB I WANT TO GO BUT I DON’T KNOW WHERE TO STAY. CAN YOU GIVE ME SOME INFORMATION PLZ..THANK YOU

    Reply
  10. Gaurav
    Gaurav says:

    Our company, Flying Camera Productions specializes in elevated photography and filming, where we use radio controlled airplanes and multirotors to shoot high resolution pictures and videos.

    Please see our website http://www.flyingcameraproductions.com to see some sample images and videos. We would love to provide aerial tours and elevated footages (stills and videos ) to anyone visiting this mega event.

    Reply
    • Kumbh Mela
      Kumbh Mela says:

      If you are planning to use VIP pass for entering into kumbh mela bathing area on 10th Feb than it is not possible. You can contact Allahabad administration if you need VIP passes.

      Reply
  11. jay ho
    jay ho says:

    jay ho bhole nath ki more science than religion so attain it if you very more morden your self pl believe in science ok then you understand what is religion automatic…….jay ho….!!!!!!!!!

    Reply
  12. gopala krishna agarwal
    gopala krishna agarwal says:

    can u arrange innova vehicle and arrangements for bathing (fasttrack) visiting 0n 23feb hyd to varanasi arrival at 11.45 am departure at 24 feb at 3.30pm 5 members by flight , so from airport to airport vehicle is required

    Reply
  13. SRINIVAS
    SRINIVAS says:

    Dear Sir/Mam,

    We are planning to Visit 2013 Kumbh Mela on 10th Feb 2013
    Can you please let us know the budget accommodations list and tour package operators details to visit nearby Varanasi , nymisharnya

    Thanking you in advance

    Reply
  14. Rsingh
    Rsingh says:

    Please, let me know details about accomadation at the mela, how it is to be booked & what are the various prices of accomadations available to a budget mala visitor like me self. Thanks & Regards, RSingh.

    Reply
  15. Prashanth
    Prashanth says:

    I am planning to visit Kumbh with my family of 10.
    We are planning to travel for Basanth panchami from Hyderabad.
    I see accomodation is best with ISkcon.
    Can you please suggest as how to go about this.
    I mean, the travel,stay and all. Any itenary suggestion for 3 days would be very very helpful.

    Thanks.

    Reply
  16. Radhika
    Radhika says:

    When will Maha Kumbh mela 2013 ends? Some websites show it is 55 days and lasts up to March 10 th 2013. Some sites show 25 th Feb 2013 is the last date. What is the duration and when it ends? Please give accurate reply because I am planning for travel reservation.
    Thank you

    Reply
  17. RAGHUNATH
    RAGHUNATH says:

    IS THIS EVENT MAHA KUMBHA MELA? (ONE WHICH OCCURS EVERY 144 YEARS ?..
    PLEASE ALSO LET ME KNOW WHEN IS IT CLOSING ( IS IT 25TH FEB OR 10TH MARCH.

    Reply
    • Kumbh Mela
      Kumbh Mela says:

      yes it is maha kumbh mela after 144 years. officially it will end on 10 march but most of religious organizations and kalpvasies will leave it after 25 feb.

      Reply
  18. ankur chadha
    ankur chadha says:

    Hi,
    Jai Shri Krishna!

    I am coming from Chennai, hence please let me know if 21st Feb 2013 is a bathing day. I came to know that 18th Feb snan date is shifted to 21st Feb!
    Kindly advice!

    Thx/ Ankur Chadha

    Reply
  19. K Saralaya
    K Saralaya says:

    Can we get accommodation there in Kumbh? and if so how much it costs (middle class budjet). What is the time suitable for bath?

    Reply
    • GLN SASTRY
      GLN SASTRY says:

      YOU CAN STAY NEAR ALLAHABAD RAILWAY STATION OPPOSITE. THE ROOM RATE IS RS.750 PER DAY 24 HOUR CHECK IN. FROM THERE TAKE A BIG BOAT BY PAYING RS.150 PER HEAD AND GO DIRECT TO THE MIDDLE OF THE SANGAM WHERE PROVISION IS THERE FOR TAKING BATH. I HAVE GONE WITH MY FAMILY TO TAKE A BATH ON 10TH FEBRUARY 2013 AND COULD DO THE SAME BUT AT AN EXORBITANTLY HIGH COST BECAUSE OF THE SIGNIFICANCE ATTACHED TO THE DAY.

      Reply
  20. Manoj
    Manoj says:

    i have a doubt that we are planning to come for kumbhmela on march 10,so i would like to know wether the kumbmela will end by 25.02.2013 or by 10.03.2013

    Reply
  21. Rishi Agrawal
    Rishi Agrawal says:

    what was last authentic bating date in kumbh, 2013. I m visiting allahabad on 01-03-2013, will my bath will be counted as auspicious as other bathing dates of kumbh, 2013. Pls reply. thanks.

    Reply
  22. R. L. GOHEL
    R. L. GOHEL says:

    Ramesh Gohel / March 4, 2013
    I am planning to visit Kumba Mela 2013 Allahabad,
    Require Accommodation In Allahabad for
    3 days in the month of March 2013
    Accommodation need for three days
    Check in : 8th March 2013
    check out: 11th March 2013
    if any
    accommodation available with best price call me
    When will Maha Kumbh mela 2013 ends? Some websites show it is 55 days and lasts up to March 10 th 2013. Some sites show 25 th Feb 2013 is the last date. What is the duration and when it ends? Please give accurate reply because I am planning for travel reservation.
    Thank you

    Reply
    • Name*
      Name* says:

      I visited Maha Kumbh in Allahabad on 15th Feb 13 (Basant Panchami) and stayed at accommodation arranged through this very website and the arrangement (stay ect) was good and I had no problems what so ever in bathing on 15 Feb or staying in tented accomodation provided. It was a plesent experience over all. Thanks & Regards, R.Singh, From Delhi

      Reply
    • R Singh
      R Singh says:

      Bathing in Ganga anytime is a Punay, Bathing during a Maha Kumb is a Maha Punay. 10th Mar 13 is a good date to bath in the Ganga. Thanks & Regards, R.Singh From Delhi (P.S:- I have already bathed on 15 Feb 13 with Accomadation ect all arranged through this very website and it was all very satisfactory & it was overall a very plesent experiance, stay & trip & dip)

      Reply

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>