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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Summary: Gariaband (Chhattisgarh) [India] February 9 (ANI): Another world record was created on the second day of Rajim Kumbh Mela after over 2,100 saints and locals played conch shells 'shankh' together in Chhattisgarh's Gariaband.
The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage under Unesco inscribed Kumbh Mela at its 12th session at Jeju in South Korea, the External Affairs Ministry said on Thursday.
Sampanthan MP are in Ujjain, to participate today in the Simhasth Kumbh Mela being held in the banks of the sacred river Kshipra in ancient and religious city Ujjain, located in Madhya Pradesh.
India, April 7 -- Pilgrims at the upcoming Kumbh Mela in Ujjain may soon be able to offer aarti via virtual reality.
YENy DELHy (CyHAN)- Tens of thousands of Hindu pilgrims and holy men washed away their sins with a religious dip on the first main bathing day of India's Kumbh Mela festival Saturday.
Mumbai: Thousands of Hindu devotees took a ritual dip in the river Godavari in Nashik and Trimbakeshwar, Maharashtra, on the inaugural day of Kumbh Mela, 2015 -- a mammoth religious congregation.
WITH a week to go for its commencement, the Kumbh Mela at Nashik got embroiled in a condom controversy.
THE HINDU PILGRIMAGE and ritual of the Kumbh Mela is the largest human gathering in the world, bringing together around 100 million people to sites along the Ganges every three years.
Kumbh Mela: The Greatest Show on Earth BBC Two, 9pm If you think Glastonbury is the biggest gathering of muddy people in the world, then you've clearly never been to Allahabad, India, during the Great Kumbh Mela.
The Kumbh Mela is one of the world's most magnetic sights.
ALLAHABAD -- A terrifying stampede at a railway station left at least 36 people dead after the main day of India's Kumbh Mela religious festival, which drew record crowds of 30 million, officials said on Monday.
Summary: At least 30 people have been killed in a stampede at Kumbh Mela in India.