This post compares the rates of different accommodation facilities for the Kumbh Mela 2013 available on the internet. In reality, only the government can provide accommodation during the Kumbh Mela and there is no outsourcing of the facilities. So the private agencies reserve accommodation through government agencies and charge their customers with higher rates for the same facilities.
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How Many People can Travel to the Kumbh Mela in One Day. From New Delhi to Allahabad by Rail As getting a train ticket in India is a herculean task, this post aims to estimate the situation of available train seats at the peak time during the Kumbh Mela in January and February 2013. The world famous festival […]
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Yamuna is one of the most sacred rivers and is revered by for all the followers of Sanatan Dharma (Hinduism). Despite its exalted religious status, the river is facing severe contamination. The Yamuna in Delhi receives no fresh water because of diversion of the water to several canals at Hathini Kund dam.
Allahabad is also known as Prayag Raj. The name bears roots to an ancient legend which says that after the creation of the world, Lord Brahma offered the first sacrifice at Allahabad and hence the place came to be known as Prayag which is the place of sacrifice. It is famous as it is the confluence (sangam) of the three most holy rivers in Indi: the Ganges, the Yamuna and the subterranean Saraswati.
India is the land of several rivers. These rivers are personified as goddesses and worshipped and revered by all. It is a practice in Indian religion to view rivers, places and mountains as people and respect them. Every river is governed by its anthropomorphic form which is a goddess. Goddess Ganga (Ganges) is the mother of all rivers and exemplifies India’s culture and religious beliefs. She is an integral part of Indian pantheon and is believed to sustain life and clean all sins.
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.
What do saints and sadhus, sannyasis (renunciants) and businessmen, housewives and farmers, teachers and students, scientists and the superstitious, poets and politicians, mystics and beggars all have in common? The quest for immortality! What else could bring together such a multitude of individuals to one congested river bank for forty days?
Story Behind Kumbh Mela History: It is described that while Durvasa Muni was passing on the road, he saw Indra on the back of his elephant and was pleased to offer Indra a garland from his own neck. Indra, however, being too puffed up, took the garland, and without respect for Durvasa Muni, he placed it […]
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Important Dates Nasik Kumbh
|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|