Kumbh Mela 2021: First of 9 Ganga Snan today; devotees take dip in holy river in Haridwar
Kumbh Mela 2021: On the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti 2021, Kumbh Mela kick started with the people of Hindu faith taking holy dip in the river Ganga On Thursday.
Kumbh Mela 2021: On the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti 2021, Kumbh Mela kick started with the people of Hindu faith taking holy dip in the river Ganga On Thursday. This is also the first Ganga snan or Makar Sakranti Snan of Kumbh 2021. Next Ganga snan or Mauni Amavasya Snan will take place on February 11, while the first Shahi Snan of Kumbh 2021 will be on Mahashivratri on March 11, as reported by DNA website earlier.
This is one of the most important religious events in India. This mela holds great deal of significance in the Hindu mythology. It is also the biggest religious gatherings in the world.
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.
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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. The significance of The Kumbh worldwide can be gauzd from the fact that the Mela has been inscribed on the list of “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity” by UNESCO in 2017.
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
During Kumbh Mela, thousands of devotees from various parts of the world take a holy dip in the Sangam - the confluence of three holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna, and the mystical Saraswati.
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