|Offeecial name||Kumbh Mela, Kumbha Mela, Maha Kumbh Mela, Kumbha Melam|
|Observed bi||aw Hindus|
|Observances||Shahi Snanam (bathin for purification frae sin)|
|Begins||Makar Sankranti, 14 Januar|
|Date||main pilgrimage: every three years (2010/2013/2016/..); ither: see chart|
- "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
- "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