Update: - Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2010
‘Kumbh’ means pot and ‘Mela’ means fair. (Legend or Myth of Kumbh Mela)
The Kumbh Mela lasts for more than a month and is determined by astrological calculations.
Each location –
At Allahabad in the Hindu month of Magha (January-February) - 1989, 2001, 2012, 2024….
At Haridwar in the Hindu month of Chaitra (March-April) - 1986, 1998, 2010, 2021….
At Nasik in the Hindu month of Bhadrapada (August-September) - 1991, 2003, 2015…
At Ujjain in the Hindu month of Vaisakha (April-May) - 1992, 2004, 2016…
During the twelve year cycle, there is an Ardh Kumbh Mela. You may call it the half Kumbh Mela as it takes place during the sixth year of the cycle.
The most important ritual during the Kumbh Mela is the bathing ritual. There are some important days for bathing during the period of a Kumbh Mela. These days are calculated astrologically.
Haridwar is another important Hindu pilgrim center in the state of Uttaranchal. The holy river
Legend of Kumbha Mela