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Kumbh Mela 2015 Dates: Sacred Bath To Attain Peace

Last Updated: 6/10/2014 3:19:12 PM

The holy dates of Kumbh Mela in 2015 are now here. Conjugation of religious beliefs, sacred feelings and a holy dip is not just enough to explain about Kumbha Mela. Instead, uncountable facts are related to it that can take a person to spiritual abode of Kumbh Mela in 2015.

Kumbh represents gathering of devotees at a religious place, where they take a holy dip in the sacred rivers namely - Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswati (Sangam), Godavari and Shipra. It is believed that this holy dip taken at the time of Kumbh, helps a person to attain mental & spiritual peace. Along with this, it helps in getting liberation from the evil Karmas (deeds), committed during one’s lifetime. This pious event which is full of devotion & religious sentiments, will be witnessed in Kumbh Mela of 2015. Once again, huge crowd of devotees will be seen taking holy dips and offering prayers to our sacred rivers, which are deeply connected with our traditional Indian values. A number of rituals are followed during Kumbh Mela. But, before we proceed toward any of the rituals of the Kumbh Mela in 2015, we should know the meaning of Kumbh and the importance of taking the holy dip at this occasion. However, above all, let’s take a look at the Kumbha Mela 2015 dates that would let us know the arrival of this holy event.

Kumbh Mela 2015: Dates For Sacred Bath

As Kumbh Mela in 2015 celebrations are going to be held at Nasik, thus, devotees will take holy dip in river Godavari. The Kumbha Mela 2015 dates will commence from July 14 and will go on till September 18, which is the date of taking the third holy dip or the Shahi Snan. You can find out the important dates of the Kumbh in 2015 mentioned below. This table will help you in knowing the events that would take place during Kumbh Mela in 2015:

Kumbh Mela 2015 Dates Days Kumbh Mela 2015 Events
July 14, 2015 Tuesday Flag Hoisting of the main ceremony at Ram Kunda
August 14, 2015 Friday Flag Hoisting of Akhara at Sadhugram
August 29, 2015 Saturday First Shahi Snan
September 13, 2015 Sunday Second Shahi Snan
September 18, 2015 Friday Third Shahi Snan

Hopefully, this detail about the dates of Kumbh Mela in 2015 would help you to know about the days and the sacred events related to them. Now, let’s take a glance at the meaning of Kumbh and the reason attached with the festival of Kumbh Mela.

Kumbh Mela 2015: Meaning Of Kumbh

Kumbh is the pitcher in which the immortal nectar (Amrit) was kept, during the churning of ocean of milk. It is said that Kumbh is the time when people gather at a pious place and follow the rituals for attaining spirituality & peace. Kumbh Mela is the concourse of many cultures at one place. At the time of Kumbha, people take a holy dip in the flowing water of the river. The divinity of the water of the holy rivers remove the ill & evil thoughts, ignorance in heart & mind, and sins. Ward off all the ignorance and negativity, on Kumbh in 2015.

Kumbh Mela 2015: Purify Your Soul

With the customs followed on Kumbh Mela, a person becomes as pure as a newborn baby and attains the light of knowledge, in heart. Kumbh in 2015 is the opportunity to overcome from jealousy, inimical thoughts, realize mistakes and head toward a prosperous life with no negativity, around. The flowing water of these sacred rivers, teaches us that nothing in life stays at one place and life goes on. So, on this Kumbha Mela in 2015, move on and promise yourselves not to repeat the same mistakes again or not even the new ones, ever.

Kumbh Mela 2015: Importance Of The Day

The reason behind Kumbh Mela is to free yourself from the grief of sins and evils. The piousness of Kumbha Mela is so extreme that people belonging from different religions, regions, caste, creed, and country participate without any hatred. Countless number of devotees gather and take the holy bath in the sacred rivers.

Let us proceed further on Kumbha Mela 2015, with the mythological legend associated with it.

Legend Of Kumbh Mela

India is a blend of traditions and customs. Each and every event or festival has a significant legend associated with it and Kumbh Mela is no exception. The auspicious celebration of Kumbh Mela is one of the grand occasions that is held on a very large scale. As this auspicious fair holds so much importance, therefore, let’s have a look at the legend associated with it.

Legend of Kumbha Mela takes us back to the Vedic period, when the gods and the demons had a fight for Amrit (immortal nectar). As the argument was turning into a big fight; therefore, to stop it, the idea to churn the ocean of immortal nectar came out. The nectar, that was churned from the ocean, was supposed to be divided equally, amongst the gods and the demons.

However, the demons planned to cheat the gods and fled away with the Amrit. Hence, when the pitcher (Kumbh) of Amrit came out after churning, the demons did the same and the gods chased them. Both the sides, had a vigorous fight for the immortal nectar. The battle between the two, continued for twelve continuous days and nights which was equivalent to 12 years of humans. At last, the gods won the battle and took over Amrit.

However, while the gods and the demons were fighting in the sky, few drops of Amrit fell down at some places on earth. These places were Ujjain, Naasik, Allahabad (Prayaga) and Haridwar. Since then, at these four places, the Kumbh Mela is organized. People from all over the world gather at these places to take the holy bath, every year. On this Kumbh in 2015, the same tradition is going to be followed.

Kumbh Mela 2015: Four Places & Types Of Kumbh Mela

Places Of Kumbha Mela

Kumbh Mela is said to be celebrated at a rotation of every three years. Kumbha Mela is held at four places only, that are named below.

  1. Naasik or Nashik
  2. Ujjain
  3. Allahabad (Prayaga)
  4. Haridwar

Types Of Kumbh Mela

  1. Kumbh Mela: It is held at any of the four places, that are mentioned above. This year Kumbh Mela in 2015 will be held at Nasik.
  2. Ardha Kumbh Mela: It is held at Prayaga (Allahabad) and Haridwar. This Kumbha Mela is organized at the duration of every 6 years.
  3. Purna Kumbh Mela: This Kumbh Mela is held only at Prayaga at the duration of every 12 years. It is said that at Prayaga, the union of three rivers, occur. These three rivers are- Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. Hence, it is also called as Triveni Sangam.
  4. Maha Kumbh Mela: The Maha Kumbh Mela celebrations are again held at Prayaga only. But, the Maha Kumbh Mela is held at the duration of 144 years.

Kumbh Mela 2015: Significance Of The Holy Bath

People from all over the world, collectively join at one place to take a holy dip in the holy river, at the occasion of Kumbh Mela. It is said that the dates of taking the sacred bath in the holy rivers are decided, depending upon the planetary positions. An auspicious Muhurat is taken out by the astrologers and at that particular time only, people take the holy dip to get rid of all the sins.

If the Kumbha Mela is organized at Prayaga, also called Sangam, the people gather at the banks of the river, Ganga and Yamuna. If it is held in Ujjain, people take the holy dip in the river, Shipra. While, if the Kumbh Mela is organized in Haridwar, the sacred bath is taken in the river, Ganga and if the the Kumbh Mela is organized in Allahabad, people take a dip in the Triveni sangam (Ganga-Yamuna-Saraswati).

People seek good fortune while they take the sacred in the pious rivers. It is also said that taking the holy bath or holy dip at the time of Mauni Amavasya, also holds a great significance. People observe fast on the day of Mauni Amavasya.

It is also considered sacred to take a holy dip at the time of Maghi Purnima. It has a traditional significance for the Hindus. Almost all the Hindus, do not miss out this auspicious occasion of Kumbh Mela and take the sacred bath in the holy rivers.

Hence, you also do not miss out to take the sacred bath or the holy dip in the sacred rivers, on this Kumbha Mela in 2015. Attain the piousness and purity in soul by following the bathing rituals during the Kumbh Mela in 2015.

Hopefully, all this information about the Kumbh Mela will help you out in knowing the piousness of this sacred day in 2015. So, take the holy dip on this Kumbh Mela in 2015 at Nasik and get rid of the sins to attain happiness.

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