Kumbha Mela is the sacred holy pilgrimage in Hinduism. Kumbha Mela 2013 Dates are from January 14, 2013 to March 10, 2013. Kumbh Mela 2013 will be taking place at Allahabad – Prayag – Sangam in Uttar Pradesh in India. Detail dates and calendar 2013 is given below.
Kumbh Mela takes place once in 12 years at four holy locations in India – Allahabad, Nasik, Ujjain and Haridwar.
As per Hindu religious tradition, Kumbh Mela takes place at Prayag when the planet Jupiter enters Taurus (Vrishabha Rashi) and the Sun and Moon enters Capricorn (Makar Rashi). This unique combination happens on Mauni Amavasya day in Magh Month in 2013.
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.
Sangam at Allahabad is the confluence of three holy rivers – Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati. The Kumbha Mela takes place here. This is the biggest Kumbh Fair and is known as Mahakumbh Mela.
The most important bathing dates 2013 -
Makar Sankranti – January 14, 2013
Paush Shukla Paksha Ekadasi – January 22, 2013
Paush Purnima – January 27, 2013
Paush Krishna Paksha Ekadasi – February 6, 2013
Mauni Amavasya – February 10, 2013 - the most important date.
Vasant Panchami – February 14, 2013
Jaya Ekadasi – February 21, 2013
Magh Purnima – February 25, 2013 – Monday highly auspicious
Mahashivratri – March 10, 2013
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