Bihu Chhath Gangaur Goa Carnival Jagannatha Ratha Yatra Kumbh Mela
Onam Pongal Pooram Pushkar Mela Skanda Shasthi Teej
Teej Skanda Shasthi Pushkar Mela Pooram Pongal Onam
Kumbh Mela Jagannatha Ratha Yatra Goa Carnival Gangaur Chhath Bihu


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Kumbh Mela
kumbha mela Kumbh Mela is a very big festival, participated by millions of people taking a dip in the sacred waters at Haridwar, Parayag, Ujjain and Nasik.kumbha mela This festival is observed at an interval of twelve years at Parayag, when there is coincidence between the moon, the sun and the planet Brahaspati. The bath, worship, charity and Satsang (religious congregation) are all important.

Churning of the sea by combined effort of the gods and demons produced Amrit (immortal juice). Gods and demons both wanted it. So the pot was shifted from place to place and wherever this was shifted there was some spillage and these places were Haridwar, Parayag, Ujjain and Nasik. Kumbh fair is held in these places. At Nasik, Ujjain and Haridwar, Kumbh Mela is held every three years, but at Parayag it is after 12 years with Arddh Kumbh Mela held every 6 years.

Kumbh Mela after 6 years or 12 years is the, proportional gain in the Maghi Mela held at Parayag every year during the month of Magh (January-February) when lakhs of pilgrims from all over India assemble to have a dip in the holy waters of Parayag, in an attempt to wash away all their sins. Maghi Mela (fairs) is held every year and everyday. Thousands of people are seen bathing in this water, throughout the month. Probably it was king Harsavardhan who was the initiator of this assembly (Mela).

kumbha mela kumbha melaDuring Kumbh Mela (after every 12 years) Parayag wears a festive look, decorated with bright and glittering festoons. For a few days Parayag transforms into a Kumbhanagar, with lakhs of pilgrims from all over India. Thousands of Sadhus and Sanyasis, who come down from their isolated mountain homes, and tourists from all over the world assemble here to participate in this auspicious fair. During the festival, the days of Makar Sankranti, Basant Panchmi, Maha Sivaratri, Chetr Amaveseya, Ram Navami and Baisakhi are recognized as more auspicious and benevolent.