About Kumbh Mela Allahabad, India

About Kumbh Mela

Kumbh Mela also known as the festival of the sacred Pitcher is one of the most sacred &the largest peaceful congregation of pilgrims on earth, during Kumbh Mela the pilgrims take bathe or take a dip in the holy river. It is believed that by taking a bath in river Ganges one gets freed from sins liberating him/her from the cycle of birth and death or birth & rebirth. Millions of people from all over the world reach the place where Kumbh mela or Ardh Kumbh mela is being held without any invitation. The congregation includes Sadhus-the holy men, ascetics, Auspicious saints, aspirantsknown as kalpavasis and visitors from all over the world. The main places which becomes evidence of Kumbh Mela are Allahabad, Haridwar, Ujjain and Nasik every four years by rotation and Kumbh mela is being attended by millions of people irrespective of caste, creed or gender.

The main people who attend the Kumbh mela belong to akhadas and ashrams (Saints take part in this), the religious organizations, or are individuals living on alms. The people who attend the Kumbh Mela get rich in knowledge from the scientific,astronomical, spiritual, ritualistic practices as well as social & traditional customs. As Kumbh Mela is held in four different cities of India, it involves different social and cultural activities coming from that specific part of India thus making it a culturally diverse festival. The Knowledge and skills related to Kumbh Mela festival in India is transmitted through oral traditions,ancient religious manuscriptshistorical travelogues by various historians and other important texts.

The Knowledge and skills related to Kumbh Mela festival in India is transmitted through oral traditions,ancient religious manuscriptshistorical travelogues by various historians and other important texts. However, the teacher-student relationship of the sadhus also known as Guru –Shishya Parampara which is still followed in the ashrams and akhadas remains the most important method of imparting and safeguarding knowledge and skills related to Kumbh Mela.

However, the teacher-student relationship of the sadhus also known as Guru –Shishya Parampara which is still followed in the ashrams and akhadas remains the most important method of imparting and safeguarding knowledge and skills related to Kumbh Mela.

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