Kumbh Mela or Kumbha Mela (/ˌkʊm ˈmlə/ or /ˌkʊm məˈlɑː/) is a mass Hindu pilgrimage o faith in which Hindus gather tae bathe in a saucrit river.

Kumbh mela
Nashik during 1989 Kumbh Mela.jpg
Nashik Pilgrims gather for the Shahi Snan (ryal bath) in Ramkund in Dakshin Ganga River, 1991.
Offeecial nameKumbh Mela, Kumbha Mela, Maha Kumbh Mela, Kumbha Melam
Observed biaw Hindus
TeepReleegious
ObservancesShahi Snanam (bathin for purification frae sin)
BeginsMakar Sankranti, 14 Januar
EndsMaha Shivaratri
Datemain pilgrimage: every three years (2010/2013/2016/..); ither: see chart

ReferencesEedit

  1. "Business Line : Features News : Stage set for Maha Kumbh Mela 2013". Business Line. 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2013. will conclude on Maha Shivaratri on March 10
  2. "Nashik Kumbh Mela dates declared – Indian Express". The Indian Express. 2011. Retrieved 15 January 2013. First Shahi Snaanam will be held on August 29, 2015, at Rama Kunda, the second on September 13 and the third on September 18