Kumbha Mela – The Largest Congregation of Humanity

Kumbha Mela is considered as an incredible ocean of faith, the festival of belief.

It is by far the largest gathering for month long of pilgrims in the world with 100 million people embarking on the once in a lifetime spiritual journey, chanting the gods above, on the magical banks of river Kshipra. This festival will be held in central India – on the holy lands of Ujjain, city of Mahakaleshwar Ujjain (Lord Shiva), in the midst of mystical Sadhus (Monks), the pilgrims’ will stream from all over the India and abroad to pray and immerge purified and renewed from Kumbha. The journey, which will take them into the hearts of Hinduism, its philosophy, its belief and its traditions.

Religious Importance Of Kumbha Mela
Kumbha Mela festival is religiously most important for the Hindus. At every Kumbha occasion, millions of Hindus take part in the celebrations. Irrespective of all worldly barriers of caste, creed, region, the Kumbha Mela has wielded a mesmeric influence over the minds and the imagination of the ordinary Indian.
The festival is visited by the most amazing Monks, Saints and Yogis from all the traditions and sects of India.

Why People Visit Kumbha Mela?
Kumbha Mela is the largest concentration of religious gathering in the world. It’s held once in 12 years this festival is a must, to be experienced once in lifetime.

Disburden Sins and take a Dip – Make a Wish!
According to ancient Hindu scriptures, this is the only time and place in the world where a person can disburden his sins and achieve ‘Nirvana’ (Libration) from the vicious cycle of birth and re birth. Take dips in the holy Kshipra that is said to wash away all the sins of a person. Light a candle and make a wish, they do come true.

Surrender to Peaceful Activities
Taking dips three times in a day, attending yoga classes of world renowned teachers, listening to the divine lectures and participating in the cultural programs are just a few of the activities that one can enjoy during the famous Kumbha Mela. Travel to Kumbha Mela and experience the inexperienced.

Significance of Kumbha Mela
Kumbha Mela is not just a mere festivity like famous Hindu festivals Diwali and Holi, but holds lot of importance for people in India. People look up to Kumbha Mela with highest regard, as this event gives them a golden opportunity to liberate themselves from the miseries and sufferings of life. It enables them to take a holy dip in the sacred water and wash away all the sins they have committed in the past. People come from different parts of the country and world to be a part of this sacred ceremony. It is believed that taking a holy dip in water paves way for attainment of Moksha (Libration).

Sacred Bath in Kumbha Mela
Bathing in the holy river on the auspicious occasion of Kumbha Mela is the most important activity for millions of people in India. A large tented city is erected and pilgrims stay at tents owned by Pandas (religious priests and spiritual guides) and at various ashrams. Others will just camp on the ground or turn up for the actual bathing day. Some of these bathing days are designated “Royal,” and it is on these days that the Naga Sadhus (naked mendicants) parade and bathe. On other days there will still be people bathing and other events and random processions.

Rituals Performed at the Kumbha Mela
The main ritual performed at that Kumbha Mela is the ritual bath. Hindus believe that submerging themselves in the sacred waters on the most auspicious day of the new moon will absolve them and their ancestors of sin, thus ending the cycle of rebirth. Pilgrims start lining up to bathe from around 3 a.m. on this day.
After bathing, the pilgrims wear fresh clothes and proceed to worship by the river bank. They then walk around listening to discourses from the various sadhus.

Author: Priyal Matreja


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