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Ujjain Kumbh Mela 2016 Dates

Ujjain Maha Kumbh Mela  2016 This festival will start on 22nd of April and will end on 21st of May 2016. The Kumbh Mela is the most significant and eventful festival for Hindus, which is held every three years. The four important pilgrim centers which host it are Ujjain, Allahabad, Nashik and Haridwar. It is a […]

Introduction of Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavad Gita also known as Gitopanishad is a religious scripture foundational to Hinduism in World. It is part of the ancient Indian epic Mahabharata which was narrated by Veda Vyasa and written by Lord Ganesha. The text contains the dialogue between the supreme Lord Krishna and Arjuna in the battlefield of Kurukshetra pertaining to philosophical and ethical questions.

Ways to Reach Allahabad Kumbh Mela

The last Kumbh Mela festival witnessed the attendance of 70 million devotees from across the world. This time the estimated participation for the festival is around 80 to 90 million. Visiting Allahabad during the mega festival is a tedious task as all the modes of transport including trains, local and state buses would be flocked with the people enthused to witness the spectacle.

Commercialization of Kumbh Mela

The Kumbh Mela is witnessing massive commercialization with the decision of the Uttar Pradesh government to sell the festival’s TV rights to big corporates. The idea is believed to have sought inspiration from the IPL (Indian Premier League) matches which generate huge revenue for their organizers. This year in May, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Jawed Usmani […]

Significance of Mauni Amavasya Snan (Sacred Bath)

According to ancient religious scriptures, Mauni Amavasya is the day on which Manu rishi appears in this world millions of years ago. It is believed to be the day when the universe was created. On this day, the Sun and the Moon enters into the Capricorn sign. A vow of complete silence is observed on this day known as Maun Vrat.