Kumbh Mela Bathing Destinations

Kumbh Mela Destination

Consecrated by the falling of the drop of Ambrosia from heaven, the four Kumbh Mela destinations of Allahabad, Haridwar, Ujjain, and Nashik are situated on the banks of sacred rivers. Interwoven with Kumbh Mela history, these sacred destinations hold great importance in Hinduism as it is believed a dip in the rivers here can cleanse your soul and let you attain Moksha.

Allahabad Prayagraj

Prayag now known as Allahabad is a holy city for the Hindu devotees which is believed to be the spot where Lord Brahma first offered his sacrifice after the creation of earth. This city was one of the four spots where ambrosia dropped due to which it is a Kumbh Mela destination. World’s largest religious gatherings, Kumbh Mela in Allahabad takes place at the confluence of three sacred rivers of India, Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati. Here Kumbh is held when Jupiter is in Taurus and the sun and the moon are in Capricorn. Devotees throng the Ghats of Allahabad to take a holy dip in order to attain Moksha.

Haridwar Haridwar

Haridwar dubbed the Gateway to Lord Vishnu is a holy city for Hindu devotees. The Ganga River flows through the land of Haridwar increasing the pilgrim importance of the city. Haridwar is also known to host the world’s largest fair, Kumbh Mela every 12th year and Ardh Kumbh Mela every 6th year where the devotees accumulate near the banks of the Ganga River. This event commences when Jupiter is in Aquarius and sun enters Aries. The devotees take a holy dip in the river water to wash away their sins and move one step closer to attaining moksha.

Ujjain Ujjain

The City of Temples situated along the Kshipra River, Ujjain get most of its religious importance from Shri Mahakaleshwar temple. Other than this, it is also one of the 4 places where Kumbh Mela is held. Kumbh that is known as Ujjain Simhastha commences when the Jupiter is in Leo. The devotees accumulate near the Kshipra River and take a dip in the water. It is believed that this Snan (bath) washes away all the sins committed by people. This dip cleanses the soul and brings the person closer to attain moksha.

Nashik Nashik

Situated on the banks of river Godavari, Nashik is a city that holds a lot of cultural and religious importance for Hindus. One the reasons that make it a very important place is the Simhastha celebration. Kumbh Mela in Nashik also known as Nashik-Trimbakeshwar Simhastha is a very auspicious fair that is either held when Jupiter is in Leo or when Jupiter, Sun, and Moon are in Cancer on a lunar conjunction. During this time devotees come and take a dip in the holy water of Godavari River at the Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple and RamKund in Nashik. People believe that by doing so they get rid of their sins and helps them in attaining moksha.

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