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Mysore Kumbh Mela – Tirumakudal Narsipur Kumbh Mela

The Kumba Mela at Tirumakudal Narsipur in Mysore in Karnataka is held once in three years and it attracts by thousands of people. Tirumakudal Narsipur Kumbh Mela. T. Narsipura is located at the confluence of the Kaveri River, Kabini River and Spatika Sarovara (a hidden mythical lake, also known as Gupta Gamini). The Kumbh Mela is held here as it strikes close resemblance to Prayag or Sangam where Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers meet.

Thousands of saints and Hindu devotees take holy dip at the confluence of Kaveri, Kabini and Spatika Sarovar during the auspicious period. People organizing the Kumbh Mela claims that the Mela in 2010 is Poorna Kumbha Mela and the Mahodaya Punya Snan will be held in Meena Lagna.

The confluence of the three rivers and the name of the area are mentioned in the Skanda Purana. Some scholars are of the view that Sage Agastya had visualized the spot as Dakshina Kashi. The region is also home to numerous Shiva Temples and a Lord Narasimha Temple.

Tirumakudal Narsipur is about 29 km southeast of Mysore in Karnataka.