Kumbh is the name of the vessel, which was used to store the nectar produced in the churning of ocean of milk after the rigorous fight by gods and the demons in the sky, for twelve days and nights (equivalent to twelve years of humans). Some drops of this nectar possessed, spills on earth at various places like Allahabad, Hardiwar, Ujjain and Nasik. In India this is considered to be the most pious time to get rid of the ill and possess more pious credits, learn the purpose of journey of life and return back to the eternal father in heaven.
The Maha Kumbh is celebrated every Hundred and forty four years at Prayag, Purna Kumbh Mela is celebrated every twelve years at Prayag, Ardh Kumbh Mela every six years in Haridwar and Prayag, and Kumbh Mela every three years at Allahabad, Haridwar, Ujjain and Nasik. The auspicious mela is celebrated to render service to the big saints and take bath in the holy river Ganga for washing away the sins one has done in his life. In Indian mythology it is considered to be a great opportunity to purify our souls by being a part of this mega event, serving saints and bathing in the river water. The Maha Kumbh mela goes on for twelve days and nights and more than 100 million people gather here from across the globe. The Maha Kumbh Mela was held in 2013, on January 14 at Prayag, where a gathering of 100 million people attended and took bath in holy river Ganga.
A story behind the ritual with the maximum gathering at one place, a scientific day for the auspicious occasion to happen, a religious effort to make millions of people follow discipline to pray and worship, and a mythology being followed by millions to keep the feeling live for generations to come is what I am going to present in this eBook for you to experience the biggest Indian occasion virtually having a feel to be present amongst and witnessing the confluence of the holy river Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. Demonstrating the kaleidoscope of India’s cultural ethos, and spreading a word of saving a girl child, scriptures and many congregations are seen during this mega event, where the message is spread to millions at one go.
The efforts of the state government is appreciated and reciprocated by making all efforts to make this Maha Kumbh a beauty to memorize for long years. The people reciprocate by taking care of the belongings and their children and make this event a happier memory to delight, however many unforgetful experiences are always there to be shared after the large gathering of people move back to their places. The twelve days of this Maha Kumbh offers variety of road shows and programs through which the messages are being communicated. This Maha Kumbh always leaves a history behind and many episodes to be narrated for the generations to come. This is a history of thousands of years ago and it has many stories to reveal of the time when emperors ruled. I am sure you are excited to be a part of this huge event and auspicious occasion in India.