Friday 4 January 2013

Kumbh Mela 2013 Religious Importance of Kumbh Mela, Allahabad

Kumbh Mela Festival is religiously most important for the Hindus. On every Kumbh Mela, Millions of People take part in the celebrations. Maha Kumbh Mela 2013 celebration starts on January 14, 2013(Monday) and ends on March 10, 2013(Sunday) at Triveni Sangam, Allahabad, Uttarpradesh, India.
Religious Importance of Kumbh Mela
Kumbha Mela origin is found in Bhagavata Puranam. The Samudra Manthan(Milk Ocean Chilling) Episode is mentioned in Bhagavata Purana, Vishu Purana, the Mahabharata and the Ramayana.
On this sacred occasion Great Saints from all over India will be Visited and take part in the holy religious celebrations. Among them, Naga Sadhus, Urdwavahurs, Parivajakas, Shirshasins and Kalpavasis are more prominent Saints. Apart from Great Saints, Millions of People all over the World are visited and take holy dip in the Sacred rivers,The Ganga and The Yamuna. It is believed that taking holy bathing in Kumbh Mela removes all the sins of the life.

Naga Sadhus:
The NagaSadhus are one such, who never wear any cloth and smeared in ASH. They have long matted hairs and are not at all affected by the extremes of heat and cold

Urdhwavahurs, who believe in putting the body through Severe Austerities.

Parivajakas who have taken a vow of Silence and go about tinkling little bells to get people out of their way.

Shirsahsins, who stands all the hours and meditate for 24hours standing on their heads.

Kalpvasis are who spend entire month of Kumbh on the banks of Ganga, meditating, performing rituals and bathing thrice a day.

Next Kumbh Mela is in 2015 at Trimbakeshwar(one of the Twelve Jyotirlingas), Nasik which starts from August 15, 2015 and ends September 13, 2015.