Kumbh Mela, A Spiritual Journey. Kumbh Mela never ceases to amaze and its amazement can be felt in the grandeur of it being the largest religious-cultural festival in the world.
Maha Kumbh is the world’s Festival which pops up every year, exists for 55 days and is removed within 7 days. It is the most sacred space on planet earth, where millions of enlightened beings have walked, are walking and will walk. It is a place that has all tastes and varieties of Hinduism being served in one place!
The three sacred rivers, Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati meet there. Everything available in the world’s oldest spiritual tradition is found in Maha Kumbh. If you don’t find something in Maha Kumbh, you can be sure that it doesn’t belong to Vedic tradition. It is the most happening cultural city in the world.
Significance and Importance of Kumbh Mela
In the Vedic tradition, staying in Maha Kumbh for a certain number of days is considered a spiritual practice. It is referred to as ‘Kalpavaas’. Various scriptures claim that it lasts for either 21, 42 or 55 days. Every Sadhu, Sanyasi, leader, and follower gathered at Kumbh Mela celebrates it in his/her own way while being centered on the same truth. There is a lot of joy and pride in belonging to the Vedic tradition just by witnessing the phenomenon of Kumbh Mela. Maha Kumbh awakens devotion knowledge, joy, pride, courage, trust, and ultimately, the bliss of Vedic tradition.
Kumbh Mela gives the meaning of Humanity, Kumbh Mela 2019 has witnessed 150 Million People on the very first day of the event. The sea of humanity, the ocean of tents, the colorful flags, lakhs of pilgrims taking a dip in the water, the smell of the smoke from the holy fires, the beautiful sunrise all these will restore your love for humanity.
Discover yourself in Kumbh
Discover the Kumbh. Discover India. Discover Yourself. Kumbh is the best place to find yourself. In the mass of humanity, you lose all sense of your problems and will find who you truly are.
Here is a quotation by Jack Hebner from his book on the 1990 Kumbha Mela “The very foundation of my conception of life, the reality in which I lived, was shaken at its root. I was forced by circumstances to find a new identity within myself and adopt a completely new value system. My western values were not enough to deal with the profoundity of the Kumbh Mela. What ensued was an unforgettable experience and a true understanding of the Kumbh Mela. I began to understand why millions of people attend the Kumbh Mela and I began to imbibe an inkling of their faith”
Witness Miracles in Kumbh
In the Kumbh, you can see many Sadhus performing seemingly impossible tasks of endurance during their Tapas. You will meet one or more on every street corner. Sadhus who have stood on one leg for decades; those who can stay underwater for hours; who can read your mind; pull trucks with their genitals; who stay buried in the sand upside down – for the whole duration of the Kumbh! and so on and so forth.
And if you know where to look, and how to look, you can experience true miracles and spiritual powers – called Siddhis – as opposed to feats of endurance or sleight of hand tricks that you are used to. And maybe some of them may even initiate you into these powers if you are lucky!
The Kumbh is a real treasure trove for people who seek more than the ordinary in their lives.
Where Kumbh is celebrated
Kumbh is celebrated in the following cities
Allahabad — 2019
All the above cities are the land of Shiva ( The Adhi Yogi as flagged by Famous Spiritual Leader Sadhguru)
When Kumbh is Celebrated
Kumbh is celebrated every year from 14 Jan – 4 March ( Depends on schedule for 21, 42 or 55 days )
How to reach Kumbh 2019 ( Prayagraj )
By Rail: Uttar Pradesh Govt has launched Special trains to Allahabad. One can check the list here.
By Road: One can reach Allahabad from New Delhi. Total Distance of Allahabad from New Delhi is 680 KM
By Flight: Flight is the best option to reach Prayagraj. One can check the flight details here
Hotel stay in Allahabad during Kumbh
Uttar-Pradesh government has made special tent arrangements for Pilgrim stay one can book a tent via the official Uttar-Pradesh site.
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The untold stories of Sadhu’s — practice of celibacy
Sadhu is a religious ascetic, mendicant (monk) or any holy person in Hinduism and Jainism who has renounced the worldly life. They are sometimes alternatively referred to as Jogi, sannyasi or vairagi.
Sadhus may live together in monasteries (mathas) that usually belong to a particular order. They may also wander throughout the country alone or in small groups or isolate themselves in small huts or caves. They generally take vows of poverty and celibacy and depend on the charity of householders for their food.
Naga Sadhu’s are a particular group of Shaivite saints who reside in the Himalayan Caves and come to visit the civilization only during the Kumbh Mela.
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