nashik kumbh mela 2015

Maha Kumbh Mela at Nashik Maharashtra India Year 2015

Nashik Maha Kumbh Mela 2015

Nasik Kumbh Mela

The Kumbh Mela is the most eventful and significant spiritual get-together for Hindus in India. It is held once in every Twelve years. at Four important pilgrim centers take turns to host it. These are Nasik, Allahabad, Ujjain and Haridwar. Every 12th year, the Kumbh Mela is held on a grand scale at each above cities. This grand celebration is called Puran Kumbh.

Nashik is the centre for Kumbh in the state of Maharashtra. Millions pilgrims go to the Nasik Kumbh Mela and take a dip in the holy waters of Kushavarta and Ramkund. The Kumbh at Nashik is believed to be the most sacred festival of all.

The Sadhus who visit the Kumbh in large numbers reside in the Tapovan which is situated at the left bank of river Godavari.

Climate In Nashik

The climate in Nasik is pleasant throughout the year except for the summer months from March – Mid June. The summers are very hot and the maximum temperature can go up to 42°C and it is advisable to avoid going to Nasik during this time. Nasik enjoys medium rainfall from June to September and it is a good time to visit. The Winters are from December to February and the climate is pleasant. This is the best time to go there.

Since Nashik is one of the important cities of Maharashtra, it is well-connected by road, rail and by air with all parts of India. It is 185 Kms away from Mumbai and one can reach there via NH-3. Pune is 220 kms. Deluxe and luxury buses are available from Shirdi, Pune, Aurangabad and Mumbai. There are two airports near Nasik – Pune and Mumbai and both are 175 Kms from Nashik. Nasik is well-connected to many cities and towns via railway, since it is one of the important stations of the Central Railway.

The Story behind Kumbh

The holy water Amrit had to be protected from the demons. The demigods hide it at different places namely Patllok, Swargalok and Mrutyulok. They were on the earth (Mrutyulok) for twelve days of demigods which is equal to twelve years of earth for them. The gods stayed on the earth with the Amrut for twelve years. Therefore, the Kumbh Mela is celebrated every 12 years at four places where drops of Amrut had fallen.
The Kumbh Mela is celebrated depending upon the position of the stars and planets. When Guru (Jupiter) and the Sun are in the zodiac sign Leo(Simha Rashi), the Kumbh is celebrated in Trimbakeshwar, Nasik. When the Sun is in the zodiac sign Aries(Mehsa Rashi), the Kumbh takes place at Haridwar. When Guru(Jupiter) is in the zodiac sign Taurus(Vrishabha Rashi) and the sun is in the zodiac sign Capricorn(Makkar Rashi), it is celebrated at Prayag. When Guru(Jupiter) and the Sun are in the zodiac sign Scorpio(Vrishchik Rashi), it is celebrated at Ujjain.

Shri Shankaracharya had once appealed to his disciples of the Vaidik Dharma to come together at the time of the Sinhastha Kumbha Mela, while he was recognizing the importance of the Kumbha. The devotees and pilgrims along with people from various religions and sects assemble for the kumbha adter following Shri Shankaracharya’s appeal.

The next Kumbh Mela at Nashik will be celebrated in the year 2015. The festival will start on 14th July and will continue for a year.

 

Date-2015 Day Event
14th July 2015 Tuesday Flag hoisting of the main ceremony at Ram Kunda
14th August 2015 Friday Flag hoisting of the Akhara at Sadhugram
29th August 2015 Saturday First Shahi Snan
13th September 2015 Sunday Second Shahi Snan
18th September 2015 Friday Third Shahi Snan

For more information on Kumbh Mela, follow the link to the facebook page  Kumbh Mela

16 replies
  1. kartikeya
    kartikeya says:

    please give me details about the snan of common people. i have some confusion about the starting date. it starts from 14th july but the first shahi snan will be on 29th aug 2015. so, which date is good for me to go there because i have one month means 30 days only.

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    • Kumbh Mela
      Kumbh Mela says:

      First snan will be on 29th August. 14th July is flag hosting day not snan.
      Devotees will be visiting kumbh mela from 29th August onward.

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      • aman
        aman says:

        Is it safe to visit Nasik on 14th of July via train, I have booked my tickets in 3AC with my wife and an infant. I hope there will be no problem to visit their.

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    • Kumbh Mela
      Kumbh Mela says:

      Here are the dates
      29th August 2015 Saturday First Shahi Snan
      13th September 2015 Sunday Second Shahi Snan
      18th September 2015 Friday Third Shahi Snan

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  2. PRASHANT AGALE
    PRASHANT AGALE says:

    PLEASE INFORM ME ABOUT THE MEAL REQUIRE DURING KUMBHA MELA DAYS..I HEARD THAT THERE IS STRONG DEMAND OF FRUITS AND DUDHI N DANGAR BHOPALA..I HAVE SOME PLANS TO MINIMIZE THE RATE OF THOSE THINGS BY SUPPLYING MORE QUANTITY..

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  3. sandeep
    sandeep says:

    Hi I would like to know which is the best date to dip in water with sadhus. Exact date of God presence in mala

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  4. Harshad Wagh
    Harshad Wagh says:

    I would like to join for this cause for any event durining this period. I’m a nashikkar so basically I know all the ways towards river godavari. I’m from K.K.Wagh Engg. A diplomate in Information Technology n know all about computers. Contact me on 9604060655. for any assistance.
    Worked in an International call center for 2 years. So fluent in all the English aswell as Hindi and Marathi.

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  5. palde lalit kailas
    palde lalit kailas says:

    Shri Shankaracharya had once appealed to his disciples of the Vaidik Dharma to come together at the time of the Sinhastha Kumbha Mela, while he was recognizing the importance of the Kumbha. The devotees and pilgrims along with people from various religions and sects assemble for the kumbha adter following Shri Shankaracharya’s appeal.

    Reply
  6. s.venkatesan
    s.venkatesan says:

    Ganga,sarau, godavari rivers plays their part in thesrimadramayana. Any mention in Ramayana about kumba mela at godavari or may be at other places of the 12 year cycle.I request information.

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  7. vipul
    vipul says:

    pl provide details about distance of snan ghat from nashik town or railway stations or main bus stop. How it can be reachable. where to stay is convenient for shahi snan. etc. so that it will be convenient for the people coming from the other states and country to plan their journey and book hotel etc..

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  8. Ajoy Ram
    Ajoy Ram says:

    pl provide me information about the distance from nasik road station to nasik kumbha village. How it can be reachable two days before the 2nd shahi Snan., i.e,13/09/2015.

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  9. debabrata misra
    debabrata misra says:

    as a indian,i.e who live in the jurisdiction of the indian union are thankful to the almighty for giving us chance to identify ourselves as indian

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