Sunday, January 13, 2013

Largest Spiritual Gathering EVER Monday January 14 2013

About Kumbh Mela, India

Kumbh Mela is the largest gathering of people for a religious purpose in the world. Millions of people gather on different places for this auspicious occasion. Kumbha is a Sanskrit word for Pitcher, sometimes referred to as the Kalasha.
Kumbh Mela is celebrated four times every 12 years, the site of the observance rotating between four pilgrimage places on four sacred rivers: at Haridwar on the Ganges river, atUjjain on the Shipra, at Nasik on the Godavari, and at Allahabad on the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical river Sarasvati.

Devout Hindus believe bathing in the Ganges during the festival can cleanse their sins and free them from the cycle of death and rebirth.
More than 100 million pilgrims from India and abroad are expected to attend the 55-day Maha Kumbh festival, said Devesh Chaturvedi, an official of Uttar Pradesh state in northern India.
The festival derives its name from a Hindu belief that gods and demons fought over a pitcher, or "kumbh," of nectar that would give them immortality. The myth says one of the gods ran off with the pot, spilling four drops of nectar. Every three years, festivals are rotated among the four spots where nectar was said to have spilled. The Allahabad festival is considered the most blessed because it is near the confluence of the three rivers sacred to Hindus.
The festival area, covering 2,000 hectares (4,900 acres), has been turned into a tented township of green, blue and saffron-colored tarpaulins. More than 30,000 makeshift toilets have been set up.

Allahabad 2013 Maha Kumbh Mela

According to astrologers, the 'Kumbh Mela Fair' takes place when the planet Jupiter enters Aquarius and the Sun enters Aries. Kumbh (Kumbha means pot) Mela (means fair) is a sacred Hindu pilgrimage.
In 2013 from 27th January the Purna Kumbh Mela will be held on Allahabad which occurs after every 12th years.
Dates of Maha Kumbh Mela, Allahabad 2013
27 January to 25 February 2013

Click on the link to find out more about this huge gathering of spiritual seekers, teachers, and others. Largest Spiritual Gathering EVER Monday January 14 2013

All the photos are from Divine Revelation.

1 comment:

Discovery Journeys India said...

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