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Type of Kumbh Mela in India – Kumbh, Ardh Kumbh, Purna Kumbh, Maha Kumbh & Magh Mela

Kumbh Mela held since ancient times in India are the largest congregation of people for a ritual festivity. You can find here myth about Kumbh Mela and types of Kumbh Mela. Myth about Kumbh Mela

Generally common people and foreign visitors who are unaware of the Indian traditions find all the Kumbh Mela same.

But all the Kumbh Mela has some unique traditions which differ from other Kumbh Mela.

Kumbh Mela Places in India

There are 4 Kumbh Mela Places in India.

But all the Kumbh Mela places hosts different type of Kumbh. Find here the basic difference among all the Kumbh Mela.

There are five types of Kumbh Melas that are held in India:

Maha Kumbh Mela :-

Maha kumbh Mela is held only in Pragraaj (Allahabad). It a once in a lifetime event that too who can see it in own life. Maha Kumbh Mela comes in every 144 years or after 12 Purna Kumbh Mela. It is only held in Prayag (Allahabad).

Purna Kumbh Mela :-

Purna Kumbh Mela comes every 12 years . It is held in 4 Kumbh Mela Places in India; Allahabad , Haridwar , Nashik and Ujjain . It rotates every 12 years at 4 places.

Ardh Kumbh Mela

Ardh Kumbh means Half Kumbh which means half of 12 years duration. So, Ardh Kumbh is held every 6 years in India . It is held only at 2 places. Ardh Kumbh is held in Haridwar and Allahabad .

Kumbh Mela

Kumbh Mela is held at four different places - Ujjain , Allahabad , Nashik and Haridwar. Kumbh Mela is organized by state governments. It is participated by millions of people with great pomp and spiritual enthusiasm.

Magh (Kumbh) Mela

The Magh Mela also called Mini Kumbh is held annually , only in Allahabad it is organized in the month of Magh according to Hindu Calendar (14 Jan –February end) .

Astrological Transitions in Kumbh Mela

  • Haridwar - When the sun is in Aries and Jupiter is in Aquarius during the Hindu month of Chaitra.
  • Allahabad (Prayag) - When the sun and the moon are in Capricorn and Jupiter is in Aries during the Hindu month of Magha.
  • Nashik - When the sun and Jupiter are in Leo during the month of Bhadrapda.
  • Ujjain - When Jupiter is in Leo and the sun is in Aries, or when Jupiter, the sun and the moon are in Libra during the month of Vaisakha.

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Allahabad Ardh Kumbh Mela 2019
Main Shahi Snan Dates/Special Bathing Dates
14/15 Jan 2019 Makar Sankranti
(1st Shahi Snan)
21 Jan 2019 Paush Purnima
04 Feb 2019 Mauni Amavasya (Main Royal Bath-2nd Shahi Snan)
10 Feb 2019 Basant Panchami
(3rd Shahi Snan)
19 Feb 2019 Maghi Purnima
04 Mar 2019 Maha Shivratri

Allahabad Ardh Kumbh Tour Packages

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Pick up/Drop from Allahabad Railway Station 2000 3000
Pick up/Drop from Allahabad Airport 2500 3500
Pick up/Drop from Varanasi Railway Station/Airport 5000 6000
Pick up/Drop from Lucknow Railway Station/Airport 10500 12500