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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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Tenders are invited for Purchase of security and miscellaneous equipments for kumbha mela 2015
Mumbai The Maharashtra government has restricted the movement of VIPs and VVIPs at the ongoing Kumbha Mela religious festival in Nashik on days considered auspicious when thousands of Hindu devotees and holy men and women will take a dip in the Godavari river.
They come here to the Kumbha Mela and help us in our religious rites by taking part in them on behalf of us," said Anant Ram Dev, an ascetic who explained the importance of the Jangams in their ceremonies.
In many European countries, the Kumbha Mela is only worth thirty-second spots on television news, showing visuals of the mela.
Tenders are invited for Hiring Of One (01) Tempo Traveler Or Similar Vehicle With Driver At Nkrd Station During The Kumbha Mela Period For 30 Days Approx.
The remaining key days in the Kumbha Mela are Maha Shivratri on February 12, which is considered as the first Shahi Snan or, the royal bath, Somvati Amavasya on March 15 which is known as the second Shahi Snan, Ram Navami on March 24, Chaitra Purnima on March 30, Baisakhi on April 14 which is considered as main Shahi bath and Shakh Purnima on April 28.
Haridwar (Uttarakhand), Feb 7 (ANI): Mahant Amar Bharti, a religious leader in Haridwar here has caught everybody's attention for his unique penance at the Maha Kumbha Mela.
Tenders are invited for Security and miscellaneous equipments on rental basis for kumbha mela 2015 for the period of one month(27 august 2015 to 27 september 2015)