Kumbh Mela in 2020: Kumbh Snan Rituals & Significance

The details about Kumbh Mela in 2020 are provided here. Kumbh Mela is a fair for masses, which offers peace and salvation. The religious gathering of Kumbh removes one’s sins and frees a soul from the cycle of life and death. Read on to know more about this fair or Kumbh Mela in 2020.

Kumbh Mela 2020 date

Kumbh Mela occurs every 12 years and is held at four major pilgrimage sites with river banks, which are Haridwar (Ganga), Ujjain (Shipra), Nashik (Godavari) and Prayagraj (a confluence of Ganga-Yamuna-Saraswati occurs). Devotees on this day take a holy dip in the sacred rivers and wash off their sins. Grand fairs are organized in the form of celebration, and donations and charitable acts are carried out during this period. It is believed that bathing on this day gives a chance to atone for one’s mistakes in the mistakes and cleanse the soul. Read about arrangements made for Kumbh Mela in 2020 and puja rituals.

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Kumbh Mela in 2020

India is a land of diversity, where religious diversity is the most dominant. Kumbh Mela is one such affair which signifies it clearly. Kumbh Mela is the largest religious assembly. Kumbh is a gathering, where like minded people with the same beliefs come together. This Kumbh Mela in 2020, we will be a part of the same conclave. MyKundali brings to its readers, each and every detail about the coming Kumbh Mela in 2020. As per the Hindu calendar, Kumbh Mela in 2020 will not occur, but that doesn’t diminish its significance throughout the year.

Kumbh Mela Locations

Kumbh Mela takes place at the four major locations in India. These are considered to be the holy places for conducting any religious ceremony.

  • Nashik (Maharashtra) - the banks of river Godavari
  • Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh) - the banks of river Shipra
  • Haridwar (Uttarakhand) - the banks of river Ganga
  • Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) - the convergence (Sangam) of the river Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati.

Now, when we know that Kumbh Mela is organised in one of the four places, you must be thinking about the real reason that Kumbh Mela is organised only in these four places and not in all parts of the country. Let’s find out the real story behind organising Kumbh Mela in one of the four places.

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Legends Of Kumbh

The word Kumbh means ‘pot’, referring to the pot of Amrit (elixir) that surfaced during the Samudra Manthan. In that time of churning the Kshira Sagar, Devatas (Gods) and Asuras (demons), together, brought everything back to earth. But when the pot of Amrit came out, a fight turned out between the demons and Gods as to who will get it first. This fight lasted for twelve days and twelve nights, which is parallel to twelve human years

Ultimately, Lord Garuda flew away with the elixir pot. While flying, drops from the pot or Kumbh fell down on earth at these four places, Prayagraj, Haridwar, Ujjain, and Nashik. Thus, Kumbh Mela is organized after every twelve years at these four holy places.

Observance of The Kumbh

During Kumbh Mela, people from all around the country visit and observe the grand fair, but there are five major types of Sadhus (saints) who would be seen observing the Kumbh Mela event. These Sadhus during the fair, act as spiritual teachers and provide their guidance to the people observing Kumbh Mela.

  1. The Nagas - One of the most dominant sects is the Nagas Sadhu. These Sadhus smudge their bodies with ash. They have long hair. They do not wear anything and their bodies are continuously exposed to the climate.

  2. Urdhwavahurs - These are those Sadhus who have skeletal body due to their rigid ritual practices.

  3. Parivrajaka - These are those Sadhus who pledge to be silent.

  4. Shrishasine - These sages remain standing. They sleep resting their heads on vertical poles. These holy men meditate while standing on their heads.

  5. Kalpvasis - They are also very well known sages. They stay on the banks of the river, spend most of their time in meditation and take bath innumerable times in a day.

Kumbh Mela is also known as ‘Lost and Found fair’, but in the real sense, this is not completely true. Now is the time to find out more about the arrangements made by State Govt. during the Kumbh Mela and the things you can look forward to during Kumbh Mela in 2020 and upcoming years.

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Kumbh Mela in 2020 & Arrangements

There are lots of stories associated with Kumbh Mela’s safety. Most of the stories are found in Bollywood movies. Especially the lost ones, but the real truth is that Kumbh Mela is equally safe than any other Mela. During Kumbh Mela, the following arrangements are made for visitors:

  1. The State Govt. ensures that the travel is safe, convenient, and joyous for the visitors coming to observe the Kumbh Mela.
  2. Special arrangements are made to accommodate the people visiting Kumbh Mela.
  3. Camps and tents are put near the banks of the river for the crowd visiting Kumbh Mela.
  4. Medical camps and police camps are also provided to the Kumbh Mela visitors, in case of any emergency or help.
  5. Lost and Found camps’ are set up to track people.

These are the arrangements made during the Kumbh Mela. But, why this holy dip is considered so significant? We will tell you the real significance behind the holy bath during the Kumbh Mela.

Kumbh Mela: Significance of Holy Bath

People from all over the world collectively join at one place to take a holy dip in the holy river, on the occasion of Kumbh Mela.

  1. It is considered religious to take a bath during Kumbh Mela. People who take a holy dip get rid of all the sins.
  2. People seek good fortune while they take the sacred bath.
  3. On the day of Mauni Amavasya and Maghi Purnima, the holy bath holds a lot of significance, as it results in great fortune and removing all the sins from one’s life.

Kumbh is a fair, where a bath in water can remove all your sins and bring ultimate peace. The only thing that is required, is complete faith and devotion, while you take this holy bath.

So, during Kumbh Mela in 2020 and upcoming years, take a holy dip in the river and purify your souls & get closer to Almighty. We hope all this information will be useful for you during the Kumbh. Stay updated to know about Kumbh Mela dates in 2020 and upcoming years.

MyKundali wishes you all a happy and enchanting journey. Have a prayerful Kumbh Mela in 2020!