Kumbh is a fair designated by UNESCO as “intangible heritage of humanity”. For every avid traveler, it is a must-have experience at least, once in life. Those waiting to plunge into the “largest peaceful congregation of humanity” should gear up to participate in Maha Kumbh Fair 2021 in Haridwar. This is particularly special if you have missed the “ArdhKumbh in Prayagraj (Allahabad) in 2019. Especially, Maha Kumbh is significant for many reasons. Let’s reveal you the secrets of the oldest living tradition of Maha Kumbh Mela in Haridwar with multi-dimensional aspects.
Mythological Significance of Maha Kumbh festival 2021 in Haridwar
The legends make the Kumbh Fair even greater. So, are you willing to hear the legend of Kumbh Fair in 2021 in Haridwar ? Let’s start! Thousands of years ago tool place the “Samudra Manthan”. This literally means –churning of the sea which gave “Amrita” –the eternal secret of life. The Gods and Demons (Deva and Asura) fought to get this Amrita as Deva wanted to prevent demons from taking control of the nectar. Lord Vishnu in MohiniRoopa whisked the Pitcher (Kumbha) from the demons and gave it to Gurada for carrying to heaven. While carrying the Kumbha, Garund spilled a few drops of Amrita at four placesi.e.Prayagraj, Ujjain, Nashik, and Haridwar. Thus, these places are believed to have the secrets of eternity according to Hinduism. However, there are astrological and scientific reasons are also there behind the MahaKumbhMela 2021 in Haridwar.
Spiritual and Religious Significance of Maha Kumbh Mela 2021 in Haridwar
Hinduism is Sanatan Dharma (eternal religion). According to religious preachers, the MahaKumbhMela in Haridwar2021 sees various activities which particularly include - participation of Akhara Sadhus, religious preaching, cultural activities, charity works, and religious debates (Shastrarth). However, the most important ritual in KumbhMela is the ShahiSnan (Bathing Ritual). There are designated dates for bathing ritual in Kumbh Fair 2021 in Haridwar. Thousands of Naga Sadhus bath on this day which is the main attraction for pilgrims. Millions of believers and pilgrims come to participate in ShahiSnan. It is believed that bathing on this date gives Moksha (salvation) and ultimate eternity to the soul. So, must participate to see the wide rituals, beliefs, or participate in the religious activities in MahaKumbh Festival 2021 in Hardiwar.
Astrological Significance of Maha Kumbh 2021 in Haridwar
Another significance of MahaKumbh 2021 in Haridwarcan be understood with the astrology. During Kumbh zodiac and planets come in a special position. Astrologically, Jupiter the most important of all planets makes a special combination with Aquarius (Kumbh). It took 12 human years for Garuda to carry the Amrita to heaven. So, this combination of planets, Sun in Aeries, and Jupiter in Aquarius; makes the MahaKumbhMela in Haridwar 2021 a special one.
Feel blessed to travel to this great confluence of religion, ritual, and spiritual vibes. But, forget not to keep the holy River Ganga clean!
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