Kumbh Mela – Haridwar is all set for the next round

Maha Kumbh Haridwar 2010 began, 14 Jan 2010 amid huge religious fanfare and tight security and over 25 lakh people took a ‘snan’ (bath) in the Ganga on the occasion of ‘Makar Sankranti’ — known as Uttarayan in other parts of the country the day when the sun starts to move northwards marking the decline […]

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

History of Kumb Mela

The origin of the Kumbh is quite old and associated with Samudramanthan (churning of the primordial dea) and during the Samudramanthan Kalasha (pot of nectar of immortality). Purana says that in the north of Himalayas, in the Khirasamudra, Devtas and the Asuras jointly conducted Samudramanthan. Mandar Parbat acted as Manthana Danda and Basuki Nag played […]

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Kumbh Mela – At a glance

Kumbh Mela is a mass Hindu pilgrimage. It occurs four times every twelve years and rotates among four locations: Allahabad (Prayag) at the confluence of the Ganga and Yamuna and mythical Saraswati river, Haridwar along the Ganga river, Ujjain along the Kshipra river and Nashik along the Godavari river.

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009