Maha Shivratri 2021: First 'Shahi Snan' of Kumbh Mela 2021 in Haridwar today—check dates of all 'Ganga Snan', mela relevance and more
Kumbh Mela 2021: First Shahi snan of Kumbh Mela 2021 will be held on the auspicious occasion of Maha Shivratri today, March 11. This will be also first Shahi Snan of Kumbh Mela 2021.
Kumbh Mela 2021: First Shahi snan of Kumbh Mela 2021 will be held on the auspicious occasion of Maha Shivratri today, March 11. This will be also first Shahi Snan of Kumbh Mela 2021. There are as many as 4 shahi snan and 9 Ganga snan will take place at haridwar this year to mark Kumbh Mela 2021.
Earlier, on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti 2021, Kumbh Mela had kick started with the people of Hindu faith taking holy dip in the river Ganga on january 15. This was also the first Ganga snan or Makar Sakranti Snan of Kumbh 2021.
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Ardh Kumbh is held every six years, while the Kumbh Mela comes after 12 years. The festival is held at Haridwar, Allahabad, Ujjain and Nasik every 12 years in cycle, however, this year the festival will be held in its 11th year because of some planetary movements. This year, Kumbh Mela will be held from January 14 and continue till April.
This year there will be a total of 4 Shahi Snan and 9 Ganga Snan in Kumbh Mela, reported news website DNA. First Shahi Snan will take place on the occasion Makar Sakranti, which will mark the beginning of months long festivity.
Dates of four Shahi Snans in Kumbh Mela 2021.
1 First Shahi Snan- 11th March- Shivratri
2 Second Shahi Snan- 12th April Somvati Amavasya
3 Third Shahi Snan- 14th April- Makar Sankranti
4 Fourth Shahi Snan- 27th April- Baisakh Purnima
There will be a total of 9 Ganga Snan this year in Kumbh 2021:
1 January 14, 2021- Makar Sakranti Snan
2 February 11, 2021- Mauni Amavasya Snan
3 February 16, 2021- Basant Panchami Snan
4 February 27, 2021- Magh Poornima Snan
5 March 11, 2021- Maha Shivratri Snan
6 April 12, 2021- Somvati Amamvasya Snan
7 April 14, 2021- Baisakhi Snan
8 April 21, 2021- Ram Navami Snan
9 April 27, 2021- Chaitra Purnima Snan
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