Ardh Kumbh Mela 2016 – Haridwar Kumbh Fair and Festival in 2016



Kumbh Mela is the sacred holy pilgrimage in Hinduism. Kumbh Mela takes place once in 12 years at four holy locations in India – Allahabad, Nasik, Ujjain and Haridwar. Ardh Kumbh Mela 2016 will be taking place at Haridwar in Uttarakhand. In 2016, Ardh Kumbh Mela began on January 15. The important bathing dates are spread over a period of four months. The last important bathing date is on April 22, 2016.

Ardh Kumbh Mela, or Half-Kumbh Mela, takes place in these four locations during the sixth year of the twelve-year cycle.

Important Bathing Dates during Haridwar Ardh Kumbh Mela 2016

January 15, 2016 – Makarsankranti
February 8, 2016 – Mauni Amavasi – Surya Grahan Snan
February 12 – Basant Panchami
February 22 – Magh Purnima
March 7 – Mahashivaratri Shahi Snan
April 7 – Chaitra Amavasi – Shahi Snan
April 8 – Navasamvatarambh Snan – Hindu New Year
April 14, 2016 – Mesha Sankranti Shahi Snan Parv – most important
April 15 – Ramnavami Snan
April 22, 2016 – Chaitra Purnima Snan/ Vaishnav Akhara Snan