HERE IS THE ALLAHABAD KUMBH MELA 2019-BATHING DATES
From our childhood till now whenever we see two people very similar to each other, we use to say Kumbh Ke Mele Mein Bichdae Huae. Ever thought why this sentence is so common? Primarily there is one major reason Kumbh Mela is considered as the largest religious gathering of the world. Well, in this blog I am going to discuss the Kumbh Mela 2019 bathing dates, types of Kumbh Mela, how to reach Allahabad and many other aspects of Kumbh Mela. If you are planning to visit Allahabad in Kumbh Mela 2019, then have a look on it.
Kumbh Mela 2019 Bathing dates
Dates Day Main Events
15/01/2019 Tuesday 1st Shahi Snan (Makar Sankranti)
21/01/2019 Monday Paush Purnima
04/02/2019 Monday Mauni Amavasya (2nd Shahi Snan)
10/02/2019 Sunday Basant Panchami (3rd Shahi Snan)
19/02/2019 Tuesday Maghi Poornima
04/03/2019 Monday Maha Shivratri
Where is Kumbh Mela organized- Kumbh Mela is organized at the four sacred places of Hindu- Nashik on the bank of river Godavari, Ujjain on the bank of river Shipra, Haridwar on the bank of river Ganga and at Allahabad/Prayag at the confluence of rivers Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati. This fair is organized every three years on a rotational basis.
When Kumbh Mela is organized- The date of Kumbh Mela is based fully on the astrological concept, i.e. the position of Sun, Moon, and Jupiter is identified in the Hindu month of Magha. Particularly when the Jupiter is in Aries and Sun and Moon are in Capricorn the date and venue of the Kumbh Mela are finalized.
Kumbh Mela forms- I hope you have understood when is Kumbh Mela celebrated, its time to clear the doubts regarding the types of Kumbh Mela-
1) Maha Kumbh Mela- It is one of the largest Kumbh Mela which is celebrated every 144 years. This Mela is organized in Allahabad/Prayag and it is believed that whoever take bath in the holy water of Ganga will wash away all the sins. In the year 2013, Last Mahakumbh was held in a huge manner.
2) Ardh Kumbh Mela- As the name suggests, this fair is organized after every six years in Allahabad and Haridwar only.
3) Magh Mela- This Mela is organized in the month of Magh and is celebrated every year on the bank of Sangam in Allahabad.
4) Purna Kumbh Mela- Purna Kumbh Mela is attended by a large number of devotees and is celebrated every 12 years in Allahabad.
Major attractions of Kumbh Mela 2019
Royal Bath- It is one of the reasons why Kumbh Mela is so popular. It will be a major attraction of Kumbh Mela 2019, in which devotees will take bath in the holy water of Ganga. Firstly, sages will be allowed to take bath and after that common people can purify their soul in the holy water of Ganga.
Sages- Another center of attraction of Kumbh Mela 2019 will be Sages. During your holy journey, you will see different types of Sages. Particularly Nagas, Parivajakas, Kalpvasis, Urdhwavahurs are the most common sages of Kumbh Mela.
Camping- During Kumbh Mela, you will also get an opportunity to enjoy the camping experience. If you have never stayed in camps, trust me it will be a lifetime memorable experience.
Langars- The way of serving foods in the fair will be really unique, appetizing foods will be served to the devotees as well as sages. So, don’t forget to take a camera with you to capture the moments of the fair.
Devotional meetings- Devotional meetings will be organized in the Kumbh Mela 2019, where devotees will listen to the sayings of the saints and sages.
How to reach Allahabad
By flight- Bamrauli airport is located at distance of 13 kilometers from Allahabad, which is well connected to cities of Mumbai, Delhi, Varanasi.
By Train- Allahabad is well connected to major cities of India by Indian Railways.
Hope this post will help you to plan your itineary of Allahabad Kumbh Mela 2019. Plan and book your trip as soon as possible otherwise, there are chances of the high rush.