Kumbh, in the context of Kumbh Mela means pot; Kumbh also means the astrological sign Aquarius. Mela means Fair, event or festival. Kumbh Mela is one of the holiest Hindu pilgrimage, festivals, Fairs, and events. Below is a brief description of the holy Kumbh Mela:
The names of the Kumbh Melas are Prayag Kumbh Mela of Allahabad, Haridwar Kumbh Mela, Nasik Kumbh Mela, Ujjain Simhastha Kumbh Mela, respectively. Here Prayag refers to Allahabad. Prayag is the holy place, the confluence of rivers.
The Kumbh Mela, also importantly involves the holy dip or the ritual bathing on the banks by devotees, Saints-sadhus, visitors etc. The river bank is called Ghats. The holy Ganga, aka as the Ganges, origins from the mountainous Himalayan region, from a place called Gaumukh, Gangotri. It flows through Haridwar and Allahabad. However, the Kumbh Mela held in the holy cities Ujjain and Nasik pass these cities’ rivers Shipra and Godavari, respectively. The holy river Shipra is also spelt Kshipra.
The Kumbh Mela is also an attraction for the international tourists. There are millions of visitors and devotees to the Kumbh Mela. The devotees revere taking the holy dip in the sacred river also to seek cleansing of any sins that they may have committed, knowingly or unknowingly. The dip in the holy water is also believed to have health care value.
In a legend, it is said that Lord Vishnu dropped 4 drops of Amrit, nectar, on way, from the pot-Kumbh, at the time of transporting it. The nectar was said to be immortal. These 4 drops are the 4 current day cities Allahabad, Haridwar, Ujjain and Nasik.
A Mantra for Lord Vishnu is—
Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya
ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय
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(Updated Date & Time :- 2019-01-17 09:40:45 )
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