Kumbh Mela is the largest gathering of people for a religious purpose in the world. Millions of people gather on different places for this auspicious occasion. Kumbha is a Sanskrit word for Pitcher, sometimes referred to as the Kalasha.
Kumbh Mela is celebrated four times every 12 years, the site of the observance rotating between four pilgrimage places on four sacred rivers: at Haridwar on the Ganges river, at Ujjain on the Shipra, at Nasik on the Godavari, and at Allahabad on the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical river Sarasvati.
|2016||Haridwar Ardh Kumb Mela|
|2016||Ujjain (Simhastha) Kumbh Mela|
|2019||Allahabad (Prayag) Ardha Kumbh Mela|
|2022||Haridwar Kumbh Mela|
|14 Jan||First Snan (Makar Sankranti)|
|9 Feb||Second Snan (Mauni Amavasya)|
|12 Feb||Third Snan (Vasant Panchami)|
|22 Feb||Fourth Snan (Magh Purnima)|
|7 Mar||First Royal/Shahi Snan (Maha Shivratri)|
|7 Apr||Chetra Amaavasya|
|8 Apr||Divya Shahi Snan - Royal Bath for Six Akharas of Vaishnav and Udasi Sects (Somvati Amaavasya)|
|14 Apr||Mesha Sakranti|
|15 Apr||Fifth Snan (Ram Navami)|
|22 Apr||Royal/Shahi Bath for six Akharas of Vaishnav and Udasi Sects (Chaitra Purnima)|