Kumbh Mela 2019: A Dip Toward A Divine Peace!

The dates for Kumbh Mela in 2019 are here. Ardh Kumbh Mela 2019 will start from Makar Sankranti on Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 to Mahashivratri on Monday, Mar 04, 2019 in Prayagraj. The Kumbh Mela comprises of many rituals including imporatant bathing rituals like Makar Sankranti, Paush Purnima, Mauni Amavasya, Basant Panchami, Maghi Purnima and Mahashivratri. Kumbh Mela is a fair for masses, which brings peace. 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 2019.

Kumbh Mela 2019 date

Kumbh Mela 2019

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 same beliefs come together. This Kumbh Mela in 2019, we will be a part of the same conclave. MyKundali brings to its readers, each and every detail about the coming Kumbh Mela in 2019.

As per the Hindu calendar , Kumbh Mela in 2019 is scheduled to be held in the month of January - March. The main Kumbh Mela is organised after twelve years.

Kumbh Mela in 2019 will be held in Prayagraj, at Triveni Sangam. Before moving forward and knowing more about Kumbh Mela, let’s have a look at the bathing dates of Kumbh Mela in 2019.

Ardh Kumbh 2019 Bathing Dates

Kumbh Mela bathing ritual comprises Makar Sankranti on Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019, Paush Purnima on Monday, Jan 21, 2019, Mauni Amavasya on Monday, Feb 04, 2019, Basant Panchami on Sunday, Feb 10, 2019, Maghi Purnima on Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019 and Mahashivratri on Monday, Mar 04, 2019. We hope that the dates for bathing at Kumbh Mela in 2019 will help you to in taking the holy dip in Prayagraj. Let’s now find out the holy places where Kumbh Mela is organized.

Kumbh Mela Places:

The Kumbh Mela takes places at the four major places 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 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.

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.

This was about the legend of Kumbh Mela, now, let’s take a look at how Kumbh Mela will be observed in 2019.

Kumbh Mela Observance

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. Let’s check out more on this spiritual sect before the beginning of Kumbh Mela 2019.

  1. The Nagas - One of the most dominant and heard off 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 and spend most 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 2019.

Kumbh Mela 2019: Arrangements

Kumbh Mela 2019 will have all the arrangements for the devotees taking a holy dip.There are lots of stories associated to 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 2019, 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.

MyKundali wishes you all, a happy and enchanting journey. Have a prayerful Kumbh Mela in 2019!