Kumbh Mela Festival – History and Significance

The festival of Kumbh Mela Festival is very reverent and auspicious for all Hindus all over India. On the celebration of this festival, Millions of people gather to see this fair and lots of people do all the auspicious work in this fair Just like they do bathing in holy rivers at holy places of Kumbh and perform all religious works according to the ancient Hindus beliefs.

Kumbh Mela Festival is celebrated from 600 AD and many people join it with great enthusiasm every time. The Kumbh Mela is held every twelve years and all the devotees do all their religious work in this fair with great pomp and happiness. A huge crowd of devotees would congregate in huge numbers of people every time at the Kumbh Mela and four major places especially Kumbh Mela are celebrated and this place is Prayag, Haridwar, Ujjain and Nashik India.

The Kumbh Mela Festival in Prayag is held after 6 years, which is called Ardh Kumbh Mela and the full Kumbh Mela which takes place in twelve years is called Purna Kumbh Mela. Kumbh Mela was organized in the year 2020, which started on Friday 10 January and ended on Sunday 9 February in Prayagraj of our country India.

Now it has been said that the next Kumbh Mela will be held in Haridwar in 2022 and many devotees will attend this fair as always and will do all the auspicious work. Kumbh Mela Festival is a very special and important festival of all Hindus from all over India and is held on different dates and years every time.

According to many scholars and according to age-old beliefs, it is said that astrology of the Kumbh Mela is done on entering the Aquarius sign of Jupiter and entering the Aries sign of the Sun and only then the festival of Kumbh Mela is organized.

The Kumbh Mela festival is very prominent and special among all the Hindus in India. Kumbh Mela Festival is celebrated thousands of years ago, if it is said as India’s ancient history. Kumbh Mela has been organized since around 600 AD while there is historically no specific information about the Kumbh Mela Festival. Crores of people come to the Kumbh Mela and bath in the holy rivers and perform many other holy and religious activities.

Like many people come here to provide food to the poor and perform every religious work by singing devotional songs. Many saintly saints also attend this fair and Hindu devotees meet the sadhus and seek their blessings. Hence, a crowd of Hindu devotees and other people gathers at the Kumbh Mela with great enthusiasm and devotion every time when Kumbh Mela organizes.

Kumbh Mela Festival - History

History of Kumbh Mela Festival

Although there is no specific information related to Kumbh Mela, according to Hindu scholars there is a mythological story of Kumbh Mela. The name of that mythological story is the story of Samundra Manthan.

Once Maharishi Durbasa cursed Indra Dev and all the other gods, due to which Indra Dev and all the gods became powerless. Knowing this, all the asuras wanted to take advantage of the weakness of the gods and then all the asuras attacked all the gods in heaven and expelled all the gods from their heavens. After all this, all the gods went to seek help from Lord Shiva and Lord Brahma and then Lord Brahma and Lord Shiva asked him to go to Lord Vishnu.

After this, all the gods go to Lord Vishnu and tell him all their Soreness and ask for help. Lord Vishnu asked Indra Dev and all the Gods to make a treaty with all the demons. And together with them, get the nectar by brainstorming and then drink it. This will regain the power of all the gods and make them all immortal. After this, all the Gods did exactly that and entered into a treaty with the demons and started churning the sea.

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While churning the sea, the poison started coming out of the sea first whom Bhagwan Shiva kept in his throat and saved the whole world that time. And then as soon as the nectar began to come out at the time of the sea churning, at the behest of the gods Indra Dev’s son Jayant took the urn of those nectar and went to the sky.

Then as soon as the demon Guru  Shukracharya gave orders, all the demons started to follow Indra’s son Jayant. After much hard work, all the demons caught Indra’s son Jayant and then a 12-day-long war between the demons and all the gods went on to get that urn of nectar.

Kumbh Mela Festival - Significance

And due to this war, four drops of Amrit Kalash also fell on the earth And the four places on the earth where the drops of Amrit Kalash fell, those places are Prayagraj, Haridwar, Ujjain and Nashik. The first drop fell in Prayagraj and the second drop fell in Haridwar and the third drop fell in Ujjain and the fourth and last drop fell in Nasik.

Therefore, this is the holy place where the Kumbh Mela festival is celebrated and all the Hindu people join it with great enthusiasm and devotion. And because the 12 days of the heavens of the gods are equal to the 12 years of our earth, hence the Kumbh Mela is also held in a gap of 12 years.

Significance of Kumbh Mela Festival

Kumbh Mela Festival is a very special and devotional festival for all Hindus. The Kumbh Mela Festival is one of the largest fairs held in the whole of India and is very significant for all Hindus. According to ancient beliefs, Kumbh Mela is a festival more than 2000 years old in which a lot of people come and join for many years and perform all virtuous and religious activities with full devotion and happiness.

In the Kumbh Mela, all the devotees bath in the holy rivers and with their whole heart, donate food and essential things to the poor. Sadhus also come in large numbers to participate in this fair and offer their blessings and good wishes to the devotees. In this way, the Kumbh Mela is celebrated every time with great enthusiasm and devotion.

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