The recent Ardh Kumbh Mela is all set to commence in 2019 on the holy banks of Triveni Sangam in Prayag famous as named Allahabad. According to Hindu calendar this special occasion falls in  the month of Magh, that is mostly between January-Februarys. According to astrological calculations the occurrence happens when Jupiter is in Aries, Sun and Moon in Capricorn; or Jupiter in Taurus and Sun in Capricorn. Also a Mini Kumbh Mela in the Hindu month of Magh (January- February) Mela is held every year in Allahabad only.

The event is witnessed by more than 15 crore pilgrims and visitors across the globe. Along with the bathing ritual, devotees also perform lot of different rituals during the Kumbh which they believe would help them release their ancestors from the cycle of rebirth and attain ultimate liberation without any sufferings.

The customs at the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj will be commencing from January 15 (Makar Sankranti). Makar Sankranti is the first day of the month of Magh when the Sun enters Capricorn and thus becomes the first day to celebrate. There is some more particular auspicious bathing dates when the city has a sea of pilgrims thronging the ghats to have a dip in the sacred water. Here is the … Travel More