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Kumbh Mela 2016 – Ujjain Kumbh Mela 2016 dates in Madhya Pradesh in India

Kumbh Mela is the sacred holy pilgrimage in Hinduism. Kumbh Mela 2016 dates are from April 22 to May 21, 2016. It will be taking place at Ujjain on the banks of Shipra River in Madhya Pradesh in India. Ujjain Kumbh Mela 2016 detail dates are given below.

The Kumbh Mela will begin on April 22, 2016

Shahi Snaan (Royal Holy Dip) – April 22, 2016
Pancheshani Yatra Start – May 1, 2016
Vratparv Varuthini Ekadashi – May 3, 2016
Vaishakh Krishna Amavasya – May 6, 2016
Akshaya Tritiya – May 9, 2016
Shankracharya Jayanti – May 11, 2016
Vrishabh Sankranti – May 15, 2016
Mohini Ekadashi – May 17, 2016
Pradosh – May 19, 2016
Narasimha Jayanti – May 20, 2016
Pramukh Shahi Snaan – May 21

The four Mondays during the period are also considered highly auspicious to take holy dip.
April 25, 2016
May 2, 2016
May 9, 2016
May 16, 2016

Planetary Position

The Ujjain Kumbh Mela is held on the banks of Shipra River at Ujjain when Sun is in the zodiac sign Aries (Mesha) and Jupiter in the zodiac Leo (Simha). This happens once in twelve years.

What happens in Ujjain Kumbh Mela?

Devotees take holy dip in Shipra River on the above said dates.

Simhasth Kumbh Mahaparv is celebrated by various Akharas. They undertake processions. The heads of Akharas join the procession on silver throne (Simhasanam) on elephants. The procession includes armed Sadhus on horses and camels followed by Sadhus, hermits and devotees. Peshwai completes at the Ram Ghat area on the banks of river Kshipra.

Number of Devotees Expected 

It is expected that nearly 50 million people will participate in the Kumbh Mela.