Kumbh Mela


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Kumbh Mela

(ˌkʊm ˈmeɪlə; ˌkʊm məˈlɑː)
n
(Hinduism) a Hindu festival held once every twelve years in one of four sacred sites, where bathing for purification from sin is considered especially efficacious
[from Hindi, literally: pitcher festival or Aquarius festival, from Sanskrit kumbha pot, Aquarius + melā assembly]
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2001- Around four million people bathed in the river Ganges in northern India as part of the Hindu religious festival, the Kumbh Mela.
Peter Owen Jones attends the Kumbh Mela festival on the banks of the Ganges, where seven million Hindus gather to wash away their sins in the sacred waters.
00pm) Peter Owen Jones attends the Kumbh Mela festival on the banks of the Ganges, where seven million Hindus gather to wash away their sins in the sacred waters.
Here he heads to India to the Kumbh Mela festival on the banks of the River Ganges; the river where George Harrison has his ashes scattered and where more than seven million Hindus come to wash away their sins in the water and find enlightenment.
More than 70 million Hindu pilgrims gathered at Allahabad for the Ardh Kumbh Mela
Peter Owen Jones heads to India to the Kumbh Mela festival on the banks of the River Ganges, where more than seven million Hindus wash their sins away in the water and find enlightenment.
The Kumbh Mela gathering on the banks of the River Ganges in Allahabad, northern India, was the focus of the study on large communities.
One of millions of pilgrims walks in the Kumbh Mela festival's parade in `Short Cut to Nirvana,' which opens today at the Bijou Art Cinemas.
who gather every 12 years in India for the Kumbh Mela spiritual festival.
Hundreds of saffron-clad, ash-smeared sadhus, or holy men, some with swords, shouted slogans against the government and tried to stop a ceremonial flag hoisting marking the beginning of the Kumbh Mela that is expected to be attended by over 6 million Hindu pilgrims over the next six weeks.
IT'S the Maha Kumbh Mela festival in India at the moment, where 70 million Hindu pilgrims meet to bathe in the Ganges river.
Tenders are invited for Request for Proposal For Award of Advertisement rights on Mela area Signage boards Under Simhastha Kumbh Mela 2016 at Ujjain.