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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The Kumbh fair has started through the medium of 'Shobha Yatra' procession and we just wish that all men and women to come here and pay their obeisance to god, and this procession has been carried out to call God under the leadership of Swami Gopal, who is a head of Sacha baba Ashram," said Raju, a devotee.
Though they talk of bringing Lokayukta, but during the regime of BJP there were 419 cases of corruption and everyone knows land scam, mines scam, irregularities in the finances of Kumbh fair, the rural health scam (National Rural Health Mission) and NREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) has been brought to light by the media," she said.
15 (ANI): A large number of devotees from different part of the country took a holy dip at Triveni Sangam during the Rajim Kumbh fair, organised here in Chhattisgarh.