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Allahabad Ardh Mahakumbh 2019

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Celebrations At Allahabad Kumbh Mela

It is believed in the ancient times during an ongoing war between the demons and the demigods for the possession of the elixir of immortality, a few drops fell to earth at four places: Allahabad, Haridwar, Nasik, and Ujjain. And it is at each of the four places that Kumbh Mela, the gathering of millions: devout and common witnesses from all over India and rest of the world, is held and is a sight like no other. Based on astrological calculations it returns to each place after a gap of twelve years, bigger each time. This time the Kumbh Mela will be on the religious land of Allahabad 2019.

The story that the drops of the nectar of immortality fell near Sangam is believed by the people to have given mystical powers to the place as millions gather at the ghats to purge themselves of all sins by taking a dip in the waters and attain Moksha (Salvation). Young and old, fit and frail; all regions, castes, and creed aside, it becomes the single most brilliantly unifying experience ever. The place itself, overrun by Naga Sadhus, who never wear any clothes and are always smeared in ash; Urdhwavahurs, non-indulgent in physical pleasures; Parivajakas, having taken a vow of silence; and Shirshasins, who stand for all 24 hours and meditate, transforms as if from another realm.

Brace yourself for a once in a lifetime experience

Kumbh Mela, the very name brings to mind images of festivity, gaiety and spiritual well being that devotees attain after having a bath in the Holy waters of the Ganges (Ganga) at Haridwar, the confluence of the Ganges and the Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati at Allahabad known as “Sangam”, the Godavari at Nashik, and the Shipra at Ujjain. The Kumbh Mela is held at all these places every three years and at Prayag and Haridwar after 6 years. The Purna Kumbh Mela is held in Prayag every 12 years and the Maha Kumbh Mela is a once in 144-year event and is conducted in Prayag. The last one being in 2013. Those amongst us who were lucky to have a dip in the Holy waters of these places were lucky to have their sins washed away in the holy waters of these rivers.

Reach out to the higher power

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Devotees looking for blessings from the ultimate power in the world can prepare themselves for this enriching experience that is sure to rejuvenate every cell in the body. We understand the religious sensibilities of our discerning patrons and ensure that their itinerary does not miss out on any of the important rituals even if they are constrained for time. Even though the “Kumbh Mela” is the largest gathering of religious pilgrims in the whole world but still you will find peace, tranquility, and solace in the spiritual ambiance of the place that is reverberating with the aura, energy of all devotees.

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