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Maha Kumbh Mela 2025 at Triveni Sangam Prayagraj, India

The Magh (Kumbh) Mela is one of the greatest annual religious affairs for Hindus. Hindu mythology considers the origin of the Magh Mela to be the beginning of the Universe. An important occasion, the Magh (Kumbh) Mela is held every year on the banks of Triveni Sangam (the confluence of the three great rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati) in Prayag near Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh. In accordance with the traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India, this holy fair is organised every year during the Hindu month of Magh (corresponding to mid January - mid February of the Gregorian calendar); hence the name. The Magh Mela is, however, not confined only to the month of Magh and the important bathing dates are spread over a period of 45 days. The Magh Mela is actually a smaller version of Kumbh Mela. Hence it is also known as mini Kumbh Mela. Every year, the Magh Mela commences on the day of Makkar Sankranti in January, which is the first important bathing day according to the religious Hindu calendar. It begins with multitudes of pilgrims taking a holy dip at the Sangam on auspicious dates. A large number of people arrive here annually and stay in makeshift houses or tents at the Sangam, spending the entire month of Magh in prayers. This period is known as "Kalpvas". Those who religiously observe the "Kalpvas" are known as "Kalpvasis".

TThe ancient Hindu Vedas mention a "Kalp" to be the period equal to the total number of years in the four yugas - Satyug, Treta, Dwapar and Kalyug. This adds up to several millions of years. It is said that by piously observing a "Kalpavas", a devotee overcomes the sins in his/her previous birth and escapes the cycle of Janma(birth) and Karma (actions). During each day of the Magh Mela, a Kalpvasi has to take a dip at the Ganges on sunrise praying to the rising sun. Majority of the Kalpvasis partake only a meal a day. After observing 12 Kalpavas, a Kalpavasi has to donate his/her bed and all his belongings (a ritual known as "Shayya Daan").

The Uttar Pradesh government annually makes special arrangements for the devotees during this time. A greater number of buses ply to let the pilgrims have their journey in peace and without any inconvenience. A township of tents specially come up on the banks of the Sangam to provide shelter to the visiting millions who turn up from all over the country. Adequate medical and security arrangements are made to avoid any untoward incidents. "Lost and Found" camps are also set up and manned by the local police to prevent anyone getting missing during the days of the fair. Every twelfth year, the Magh Mela is transformed into the Kumbha Mela. Uttar Pradesh is flooded with millions of pilgrims who arrive here during this time to attend this grand event.

Why Prayagraj Maha Kumbh 2025 is significant?

  • Largest Congregation of faith held after 12 years
  • For Akhada Procession
  • For Bathing Ritual (Shahi Snan)
  • Yoga & Spirituality on River Ganges in Maha Kumbh 2025
  • For charity & noble deeds (feeding poor & homeless)

What is most attractive thing about Ardh Kumbh 2019?

Akhada Procession in Ardh Kumbh 2019 is a matter of great significance. Many Sadhu from different Akhada like Niranjani Akhara, Juna Akhara & Mahanirvani Akhara come to participate here.

  • Akhada procession led by Sri Pancha of different Akhadas take part in the auspicious bathing ritual. This includes elephant mounted, horse mounted and Palki mounted Akhada heads. Some of the famous Akhada are Niranjani Akhada, Vairagi Akhada, Sanyasi Akhada, Udasi Akhada and Kalpwasis .
  • Most of the Akhadas are more than 1000 years old. These have been mentioned in Ancient Hindu Scriptures.
  • Akhada Sadhus are given preference to common people. These are revered saints away from public life and material pleasure.
  • Most people come to seek some spiritual blessings from Akhada Saints.
  • Special provision is made by government to give special privilege to these Ascetics who are quite away from worldly life.

Which Akhada first take Shahi Snan?

  • Naga Sadhus (Translates to Naked Saints) have first ritual of Shahi Snan or Bathing Ritual at Kumbh Mela.
  • Free of any limits and social conditioning, including clothes, this fiercely integrated and authentic group ranks among the most respected of Hindu sects to date. So, they are given privilege for first Shahi Snan in Kumbh Mela .

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Prayagraj Kumbh Mela 2025
Main Shahi Snan Dates/Special Bathing Dates
14/15 Jan 2025 Makar Sankranti
(1st Shahi Snan)
13 Jan 2025 Paush Purnima
29 Jan 2025 Mauni Amavasya (Main Royal Bath-2nd Shahi Snan)
03 Feb 2025 Basant Panchami
(3rd Shahi Snan)
12 Feb 2025 Maghi Purnima
26 Feb 2025 Maha Shivratri

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