Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation, Maharashtra & Goa
...A colossal gathering...
...perchance innumerable HEALTH REQUIREMENTS...
...to serve and cater to the needs of flocking pilgrims...
the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation proposes a
SIGNIFICANCE OF KUMBHA MELA
Kumbha Mela is a mass piligrmage of faith and is considered to be the
largest peaceful temporary gathering in the world. Every three years, Kumbha
Mela is held by rotation in India in Haridwar, Allahabad, Nashik and Ujjain.
Then there are the Ardha Kumbha Melas at Haridwar and Allahabad, every six
years, the Purna Kumbha Mela held only at Allahabad every 12 years. The last
Kumbha Mela at Nashik in the 12-year cycle was held in 2003. As such, the
ensuing Kumbha Mela will be held there during July 2015 to September 2015.
It is expected that over 1 crore pilgrims would participate in the Mela.
People from across the globe also visit the Mela. It is now a location for
great documentaries, including National Geographic channel and other
Kumbha Mela holds lot of significance to the people in India. People look up
to Kumbha Mela as an event that gives them a golden opportunity to liberate
themselves from the miseries and sufferings of life. It enables them to take
a holy dip in the sacred water and wash away all the sins they have
committed in the past. People come from different parts of the country to be
a part of this sacred ceremony. All religions believe that the destiny of
mankind is determined by the celestial war that goes on between good and
evil. All festivals, in essence, are a celebration of the victory of good.
And it is believed that the greatest blessing for the pilgrim - both the
holy man and the ordinary person - is by bathing in the holy waters.
SINHASTHA KUMBHA MELA 2015 (NASHIK)
Nashik is the venue for the next Kumbha Mela 2015 which will be held on the
banks of river Godavari. Kumbha Mela in Nashik happens after a period of 12
years. As per the survey conducted by the government, around over 1 crore
pilgrims are expected to arrive and take holy bath in the river Godavari to
cleanse their body and souls. The Kumbha Mela is scheduled from 14/7/2015 to
26/9/2015, with the Shahi Snans (holy bath).
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