Kumbh Mela is a mass Hindu pilgrimages of faith in which Hindus gather to bathe in a sacred river. It is the world’s largest religious gathering. It is held every third year at one of the four places by rotation: Haridwar, Allahabad (Prayag), Nasik and Ujjain. Thus the Kumbh Mela is held at each of these four places every twelfth year. Ardh (“Half”) Kumbh Mela is held at only two places, Hardwar and Allahabad, every sixth year. The rivers at these four places are: the Ganges (Ganga) at Haridwar, the confluence (Sangam) of the Ganges and the Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati at Allahabad, the Godawari at Nasik, and the Shipra at Ujjain. Mini Kumbh(Magh) Mela is held every year in Allahabad only.
Ardh Kumbh Mela- Allahabad 2019
In Allahabad every 6 year’s it is celebrated in the month of January-February when Jupiter is in Aries or Taurus and Sun and Moon are in Capricorn during the Hindu month of Magha. In the year 2019, beginning from 15th January to 04th March; all this will once again be the centre of attraction and attention from world over. Estimates suggest that in the Maha Kumbh Mela held in Allahabad in the year 2019, nearly 60 million took a bath at the occasion and if the forecasts are to be believed, the next one will garner an even bigger gathering than the previous one.
Ardh Kumbh Mela Dates 2019 (Allahabad) – Main Bathing (Snan) Dates
The Kumbh Mela to be held in Allahabad (Prayag) in the year 2019 from 15th of January till 4th of March. Below is a table mentioning the important dates of Ardh Kumbh Mela 2019:
Date (2019) Day Event
- 15th January Tuesday Makar Sankranti (1St shahi Snan)
- 21st January Monday Paush Purnima
- 4th February Monday Mauni Amavasya (Main Royal Bath 2nd Shahi Snan)
- 10th February Sunday Basant Panchami (3rd shahi Snan)
- 19th February Tuesday Maghi Poornima
- 4th March Monday Maha Shivratri
HOW TO REACH ALLAHABAD
Travel By Air : Bamrauli airport, 15 km away, is the nearest airport. The airport is connected to metros like Delhi, Kolkata and Lucknow. Flying to Varanasi (120 km) or Lucknow (200 km) is a better option as both the airports are much better serviced. Delhi and Kolkata are the nearest international airports.
Travel By Rail : Allahabad is a major rail head and it is connected to all important cities of India.
Travel By Road : Allahabad has a good connectivity of roads and highways. This highways link all the major domestic cities with Allahabad.
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