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Spirit of Moksha – Kumbh Mela Video

Spirit of Moksha is a self explanatory journey to explore various aspects of largest human gathering on earth i.e Kumbh Mela, 2010, Haridwar. What is this sacred belief and what drives millions of people across the world believe in such a time immemorial event? The relevance of this largest religious festival on earth has stood the test of time and has always remained contemporary.

Why should a person attend the Kumbh Mela?

Visiting the Kumbh Mela to take a dip in the holy waters and cleaning the sins committed in a lifetime is a very superficial motive to attend the Kumbh Mela. The Kumbh festival is a life changing experience where a person can fill the spiritual void he or she experiences in the humdrum of busy urban life. Kumbh Mela is a platform where ordinary men can interact with saints and priests and imbibe the knowledge possed by the latter.

Naga Sadhus

Naga Sadhus are a particular group of Shaivite saints who reside in the Himalayan Caves and come to visit the civilization only during the Kumbh Mela. This is the only event when these ascetic saints can be seen amongst the general Indian population.

Akharas In Kumbh Mela

An Akhara is a wrestling arena. It is an organization of the different sects of saints, Vairaghis, and yogis who have renounced the world. The history of an Akhara dates back to the circa 2500 BC when Adi Shankaracharya established seven Akharas (perhaps 10 as they are also known as Dasnaami), Mahanirvani, Niranjani, Atal, Avahan, Agni and Anand Akhara.