Kumbh Mela 2010 – Haridwar Kumbh Fair

Kumbh Mela is the sacred holy pilgrimage in Hinduism. Kumbh Mela takes place once in 12 years at four holy locations in IndiaAllahabad, Nasik, Ujjain and Haridwar. Kumbh Mela 2010 will be taking place at Haridwar in Uttarakhand. In 2010, Kumbh Mela begins on January 14. The important bathing dates are spread over a period of four months. The last important bathing date is on 14th April, 2010.

As per Hindu religious tradition, Kumbh Mela takes place when the planet Jupiter enters Aquarius (Kumbha Rashi) and the Sun enters Aries (Mesha Rashi).

The popular belief is that bathing during Kumbh Mela helps in attaining Moksha. Pilgrims and saints from around the world arrive for Kumbh Mela making it one of the largest conglomerations of human beings on the earth. Hindus taking holy dip on the day in sacred rivers.

The most important bathing dates during Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2010 are:

January 14, 2010 – Mahasankranti

January 15, 2010 – Mauni Amavasya

January 20, 2010 – Basant Panchami

January 30, 2010 – Magh Purnima

February 12, 2010 – Maha Shivratri

February 15, 2010 – Somvati Amavasi Snan

April 14, 2010 – Mesha Sankranti Snan

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