Know the Connection between Astrology and Kumbh Mela

Know the Connection between Astrology and Kumbh Mela

The ancient Indian Astrology and the oldest Sanskrit scriptures are known and acknowledged the world over. Some parts of the exhaustive, extensive ancient Sanskrit scriptures cover the Indian astrology. The Indian Astrology, especially for remedial, good living and other purposes, along with aspects like Yoga, meditation, Mantra, spirituality etc is also linked to religion, directly or indirectly. Hinduism is regarded as the oldest religion. The Indian Tamil language is considered the oldest language in the world.

The Sanskrit word Kumbh means jar or pot. Mela means fair, event etc. Kumbh also means the Astrology sign Aquarius. Aquarius is the 11th Astrology horoscope, zodiac sign.

Though a Kumbh Mela is observed every 3 years in one of the 4 locations rotationally, there are 5 types of Kumbh Melas. The date of each of these different types of Kumbh Melas is determined as per the celestial bodies, the Sun, the Earth’s moon, and Jupiter placement status. Also, the selection of venue between the 4 locations is determined as per this. The 4 locations are Prayag, Haridwar, Ujjain, and Nasik.

According to ancient mythology, the 4 locations were the places where the 4 drops of immortal nectar spilled or fell in the rivers adjacent to these 4 places from the Amrit, immortal nectar, in the pot Kumbh.

The Jupiter takes 12 years to transit, to go through all of the 12 zodiac signs. Therefore, the main Maha Kumbh Mela happens after 12 years x 12 = 144 years; after 12 Purna Kumbh Melas. However, the normal Kumbh Mela happens every 3 years in any one of the 4 locations. Ardha Kumbh Mela happens in Haridwar or Prayag every 6 years, Purna Kumbh Mela happens every 12 years, and the Maha Kumbh Mela happens every 144 years, as mentioned in the line before this.

The following are the basis times on the selection of the 4 locations for Kumbh Mela:

  1. Prayag also called Prayagraj : Kumbh Mela is held here when Jupiter is in the 1st sign Aries and the Sun and the Earth’s moon are in the 10th sign Capricorn; or Jupiter in the 2nd sign Taurus and the Sun in Capricorn
  2. Haridwar : Kumbh Mela is held in Haridwar when Jupiter enters the 2nd sign Aquarius, and that the Sun is in the 1st sign Aries

       3. Nasik: Kumbh Mela is held in Nasik when Jupiter enters the 5th sign Leo, and the Sun and the Earth’s moon in the 4th sign Cancer

       4. Ujjain: Kumbh Mela is held here when Jupiter is in the 5th sign Leo and the Sun is in the 1st sign Aries


A few Mantras are -

For Lord Brihaspati - Jupiter – Om Guruvaye Namah                गुरुवे नम:

Lord Surya-Sun –                     Om Suryaaye Namah                सूयार्य नमः 

Lord Chandra-moon —           Om Chandraaye Namah           ऊँ चन्द्राय नमः

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(Updated Date & Time :- 2019-01-29 15:03:37 )

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