Kumbh Mela 2021
Kumbh Mela in Haridwar January 14, 2021 to April 27, 2021
According to Hindu mythology, 'Ardh Kumbh Mela' takes place when the planet Jupiter enters Aquarius and the Sun enters Aries. Kumbha (meaning pot) Mela (meaning fair) is considered a very sacred Hindu pilgrimage. It takes place at the following four sacred places across India:
- • Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh)
- • Haridwar (Uttarakhand)
- • Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh)
- • Nasik (Maharashtra)
The next Maha Kumbh Mela will take place in the holy city of Haridwar from January to April 2021.
Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021 - Main Bathing (Snan) Dates:
Bathing Ghats in Haridwar
Har Ki Pauri
Asthi Pravath Ghat
Sapth Sarover Kshetra Ghat
Roode Bale Wala Ghat
Varagi Camp Ghat
Singh Dwar Ghat
Kumbh Mela at HaridwarRivers have always held a special place in Hindu mythology, as these are considered to be the carriers of life and fertility. Hence the rivers always remain a part of almost all major festivals in India. One of the festivals which are worth mentioning in this context is Kumbh Mela. This fair is perhaps the largest religious gathering in any religion around the world. A vast number of people gather at different places and perform different rituals on this day by the banks of different rivers. The name Kumbh Mela consists of two words, the literal meaning of the name of the festival is, "Kumbh" which means a pitcher or a pot, the word Kumbh also signifies a Hindu sun sign, Aquarius. The word Mela means a fair or a gathering.
This is a fair which is conducted at four different places of India on the banks of pious rivers. The places where the mela is conducted are Haridwar, on the banks of river Ganges; Ujjain by the river Shipra; Nasik by the river Godawari and at Allahabad by the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati. During the festival the banks of these rivers become a large bathing ground for the rich, the poor, the sadhus and the women alike. For each place the Kumbh Mela repeats every 12 years, but in actuality there are four different Kumbh Melas which take place at different sites. For e.g. if the Kumbh Mela is taking place in Prayag in the year 2011 then the next Kumbh Mela will take place at Ujjain.
Kumbh Mela Celebrations At Haridwar
Though all the Kumbh Melas enjoy almost similar quantity of devotees but the name of Haridwar comes at the top of all Indian pilgrimages. Hence the Kumbh Mela of Haridwar enjoys exceptional media coverage and Tourist traffic. The place is termed as the gateway to heaven in Hindu mythological scriptures. The Myth behind the celebration of Kumbh Mela goes like this, after the Deva-Asura war, which went on for quite some time, both the involved parties came to a conclusion that they instead of fighting should come together and churn the milky ocean to obtain the Elixir. The sea was churned and elixir was obtained but it was not meant for the Asura or the demons hence the god who appeared from the sea with the Kumbh or the pitcher of elixir ran from the chasing Asuras. In this chase a few drops fell on earth and now at these four places the Kumbh Mela is conducted.
Duration: 4 Days
Max. Altitude: 12,715 ft
Trek Distance: 32 km
Best Season: May - October
Region: Sham Valley, Ladakh
Kumbh Mela 2021 in Haridwar
Area: 2360 Sq.km.
Altitude: 292.7 Meters
Latitude: 29.58 Degree North
Latitude: 78.13 degree east
Temperature: SUMMER 42.5 C - 16.9 Degree Cel. WINTER 28.3 C - 6 Degree Cel.
Season: Throughout the year Population: 14,47,187 upto 2001
Kumbh Mela Festivals in Haridwar is a mela held every 12 years at Haridwar Uttarakhand, India.
The exact date is determined according to Hindu astrology: the Mela is held when Jupiter is in Aquarius and the sun enters Aries.
Ardh Kumbh ("Half Kumbh") Mela is held six years after a Hindu Festivals Kumbh Mela.
List of Tourist Places in Kumbh Mela 2021 Haridwar
Please check the Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021 Tourist Places or Haridwar Tourist Attractions like Mansa Devi Temple, Chandi Devi Temple, Maya Devi Temple, Daksha Mahadev Temple, Parad Shivling, Bharat Mata Mandir, Pawan Dham Temple, Har ki Pauri, Shanti Kunj Ashram, Sapt Rishi Ashram and Bhimgoda Tank.
Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021 Tour Guide
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Bathing Dates Kumbh Mela 2021 Haridwar
Main/Special Bathing Dates Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021
Makar Sankranti - First Snan: Bathing Date 14 January 2021
Mauni Amavasya Second Snan: Bathing Date 11 February 2021
Vasant Panchami - Third Snan: Bathing Date 16 February 2021
Magh Purnima - Fourth Snan: Bathing Date 27 February 2021
Maha Shivratri - Pratham Shahi Snan - First Royal Bath: Bathing Date 11 March 2021
Somvati Amavasya - Dvitya Shahi snan - Second Royal Bath: Bathing Date 12 April 2021
Chaitra Shakh Purnima Snan: Bathing Date 13 April 2021
Ram Navami: Bathing Date 21 April 2021
Chithiya Pavange : Bathing Date 27 April 2021
Famous Akhadas at 2021 Kumbh Mela Haridwar
There are many Akhadas in Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021. The list of Kumbh Mela Akharas of Hindu Sants and Sadhus in the Kumbha Mela 2021 is given below :
Shri Niranjani Akhara : Mayapur Haridwar Uttrakhand 249401.
Shri Panchayati Akhara Bada Udasin : Raj Ghat, Kankhal, Haridwar Uttrakhand 249408
Shri Panchayati Akhara Mahanirvani : Mayapur Haridwar, Uttarakhand 249408
Shri Panchayati Akhara Naya Udasin : Myana Mohalla Road, Kankhal Haridwar
Shri Panchayati Akhara Mahanirwani : Kankhal Haridwar Uttarakhand 249408.
Shri Panchayati Akhara Mahanirvani : Kankhal Mayapur, Haridwar Uttrakhand 249408
Shri Panchati Akhara Nirmala Kankhal : Sati Ghat Rd, Sati Ghat Kankhal, Haridwar Uttrakhand 249408
Shri Naga Baba - Juna Akhara : Juna Akhara, Bhairav Ghat, Near Seva Sadan, Maya Devi Parking, Haridwar Uttarakhand 249401
Shri Juna Akhara : Maya Devi Parking, Ganga Sadan, Mayadevi Prangan, Bhairav Ghat, Near Sewa, Haridwar, Uttarakhand 249401
Kumbh Mela 2021 Haridwar Emergency Helpline Utilities
24 Hours Ambulance Services
Civil Hospital - 01334-226060
B.H.E.L. Hospital - 01334-285247, 285225
District Mela Hospital - 01334-265525
Lions Club Ambulance - 01334-254213 / 227506
Punjabi Yava Samiti Ambulance - 01334-250019 / 250952
City Hospital Ambulance - 01334-220202 / 220200
Haridwar Bank ATM Locator
State Bank Of India - Sector1, BHEL Ranipur Haridwar
ICICI Bank ATM Naya Haridwar Opp. Prem Nagar Ashram
Axis Bank ATM Prem Nagar Ashram
PNB ATM Devpura Haridwar
Bank of Baroda ATM Upper Road Near Mansa Devi
Kumbh Mela 20121 Haridwar Bus Station Enquiry
Bus Enquiry Phone No. in Haridwar - 01334-227037
Haridwar Railway Station Enquiry
Railway Enquiry Phone No. in Haridwar - 131
Haridwar Police Stations
Police Stations Enquiry in Haridwar Call -100
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - Maha Kumbh Mela Haridwar 2021
1. What are the Best Places to Visit in Maha Kumbh Mela Haridwar 2021?
The Best Places to Visit in Haridwar Maha Kumbh Mela 2021 is Hari Ki Pauri Ganga Ceremony, Mansa Devi Temple, Chandi Devi Temple, Daksh Temple. You can also visit Rishikesh Mussoorie & nearby places on Non-Bathing Dates.
2. What are the Tourist Attraction in Maha Kumbh Mela 2021?
The Kumbh Mela festival’s most popular attractions are the Nagas baba (naked monks) Martial arts persformed on main bathing dates and Famous Akhadas.
3. What types of Shadus / Baba/ saints are there in Kumbh Mela festival 2021?
The Nagas Baba (naked monks), the Urdhavahuras (who expose their bodies to abject penance) and Kalpavasi (who bathe thrice a day) Shaiva Shadu (Who are the devoties of Lord Shiva) Vaishnava Shadus (Who are the devoties of Lord Vishnu) and lot more.
4. Why do People Bath in Holy Ganges in Kumbh Mela Festival?
It is Spiritual belief in Hinduism/Sikh /Jain & some other religions also that bathing in the sacred river Ganga can cleanse all sins. As they believe during Maha Kumbh the Ganges Water becomes Nectar. So Billions of Devotees Take a holy bath in the holy Ganga River in holistic Haridwar Hari-Ki-Pauri during the Maha Kumbh Mela Festival to wash their sins.
5. What is the starting date of Kumbh Mela Haridwar in 2021?
Starting date's of Maha Kumbh Mela Haridwar in 2021 is 14 January 2021 on Makar Sakranti.
6. What are the Saahi Snan Bathing Dates? (Royal/Saahi Saint & Sadhus /Naga Sadhus Bathing Dates)?
There are four Shahi Snan Dates:- First Sahi Snan Date: Thursday, 11th March 2021 Mahashivratri
Second Sahi Snan Date: Monday, 12th April 2021 Somavati Amavasya
Third Sahi Snan Date: Wednesday, 14th April 2021 Aries Sankranti and Vaishakhi
Fourth Sahi Snan Date: Tuesday, 27th April 2021 the full moon of Chaitra month
7. Who is Naga Sadhus or Naga Baba in Kumbh Mela?
Naga Sadhu are fully Naked Sadhus in Akharas. They leave all the metalic things in life & eat only by bagging or whatever getting from ashrams. The Naga Sadhus have the first right to take bath in Kumbh Mela. In all over India there is only 13 Akhara (Sadhu’s Ashrams) where they made Naga Sadhus. Its vere difficlut to be a Naga Sadhu. Naga Sadhu is famous for there Martial arts & to be nude all around the year. According to Mythological belief Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya started this tradition to be Naga Sadhu.
8. Where do Naga Sadhus live?
Naga Sadhu live in caves in the Himalayas, away from contact with humans civilization, and seek enlightenment and salvation there.
9. Type of Kumbh Mela?
There is 04 types of Kumbh mela festivals in India. Purna Kumbh Mela (12 Years), Ardh Kumbh Mela (06 Years), Maha Kumbh (144 Years) & Megh Kumbh (Mini Kumbh 01 Year).
10. Kumbh Mela 2021 starting and closing dates?
This year Maha Kumbh festival will start from 14 January 2021 Makar Sankranti. Ends on 27 April 2021 Ram Navami.
11. Where will Ganges ceremony or Ganga Aarti take place at Kumbh Mela Haridwar 2021? In Haridwar Kumbh Mela festival the main Ganges ceremony or Ganga Aarti will take place at Chandi Ghat and Har Ki Pauri. And all Akharas will perform Ganges ceremony at their private ghats or the ghats near to the Akhara.
12. Number of Akharas participate in Kumbh Mela 2021 ?
There are four main Akhada in Kumbh Mela. Which are furthur devided in thirteen Akhadas. At present total 13 Akharas are there to participate in Maha Kumbh Mela Fesival.
13. Where will be the Sahi Snan take place in Haridwar kumbh mela 2021?
The Sahi snan will take place at Bhramkund Har Ki Pauri Ghat, Haridwar.
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