The Maha Kumbh Mela, which takes place four times over the course of twelve years in India, is the largest human gathering on this planet . People from all over the world take part in this pilgrimage because faith keeps them all together in search of the saint and the cleansing of their sins. This pilgrimage is the largest pilgrimage in the world, and people have flooded the banks of the Ganges with water when they made a divine leap into their waters as they came one step closer to Moksha to reach. A journey so big and epic that a whole city is rebuilt from scratch, she called Kumbh Nagari in Allahabad.
The Kumbh Mela, however unique it may sound, also has a fascinating backstory. The legend tells of the fascinating story of the Samudra Manthan (1
Evolution Through Time:
The Kumbh Mela has also proved its worth in the history of our country, gaining in importance under the reign of King Harshavardhan over India (590A to 647 AD). and then further promoted by Adi Shankaracharya. It was also respected in the Mughal era. Although a pilgrim's tax was introduced during the British era, the pilgrims and their spirits seemed to be unhindered. Since then, the centuries-old tradition has continued.
The religious belief surrounding an event like the Kumbh Mela must be phenomenal. This is the largest pilgrimage, and people are steeped in Kumbh Nagari. This year, from the 5th January to the 4th March, over 120 million people are expected to visit the Kumbh Mela, and therefore it will be the largest gathering of all time. For such a mammoth number of people who believe in the washing of sins is in reality a divine achievement and can not be dismissed as mere ignorance of science and facts. There are some things that make a pilgrimage what it is, and they apply to every pilgrimage, not just the kumbh. The fact that millions of people believe and choose to trust in something that has always been questioned and questioned over time is astonishing. A belief and tradition so pure, rooted in a system that could never be properly challenged, surprises the intellect and makes us all think.
But not only the faith and the myth support the legend of the Kumbh. The whole process is also bound to astrological reasons. This is the reason whenever the planet Jupiter enters the astrological sign of the bull when the sun and the moon are simultaneously in Capricorn a mighty charge of positive charge is generated over Prayag. The entire area is supplied with energy – the water, the air and the entire atmosphere are charged with this power. Taking a bath in Ganga, permeated with this power, promotes spiritual growth, health and emotional power, and leads you to moksha .
Feel as if you want to end all your personal evils, get rid of the demons that bother you, and take a quick dip in the Ganges, to have a clear trick on the diabolical cycle of samsara ?
Going to Kumbh Mela is not child's play, and you have to get that through your head before you go to Kumbh. If you are claustrophobic I suggest that you immediately log out of the trip, because with 120 million people it will inevitably be a bit stuffy. There are men who are covered in ashes and do not necessarily believe in clothes. So if you are a Germaphobe this trip is not for people like you.
Do not let the heart break because the Kumbh Mela is held not only in Allahabad but also in other places throughout India, in – Ujjain, Trimbakeshwar (Nashik) and Haridwar .
Now let me draw a picture of how the mela really is and what and how you might feel there. The Mela built tents in the typical Mela style by the authorities . They are not necessarily the most comfortable accommodations, but they do so for the journey you make. There are Akharas in which sermons and "lectures" are organized by all Sadhus undertaking this journey with the civilian people. The toilets are nothing but portable latrines that run along the sides of the dusty streets and the power supply is sufficient. Artisans from all over the country come here to sell their artisan roads, and here is the Bazaars .
I would say that the Kumbh Mela as a whole is a colorful and magnificent affair accompanied by faith and the spirits of millions of pilgrims who rave about the waters of the Ganges, the Godavari and the Sangam. This makes us think and experience this unique and extraordinary congregation, and testifies to the power of religion.