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: New Delhi [India], June 15 (ANI): Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Saturday met Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and sought a one-time grant of Rs 5,000 crore for organising the Maha Kumbh Mela in Haridwar in 2021.
Referred to as a path to purification as well as a road to nirvana, Kumbha Parva Chakra, commonly known as Maha Kumbh Mela, is a great religious bathing fair.
Muscat: This year's Kumbh Mela pilgrimage broke three world records in 48 hours, according to authorities in India.
Our journey has just about begun and we are at the Kumbh Mela, and we are very excited.
For Hindus, immersing themselves in these waters at Kumbh Mela allows one to purify one's sins and get closer to salvation.All the gods descend on this sacred place during this time, and it is the most beautiful event for a human being," said Chandhans Pandey, a 60-year-old pilgrim.
An artist from Ram Sutar Art Creations climbs onto a window while working on a mural of buffaloes on a wall at Railway Colony, created as part of the ongoing 'Paint My City' project for the upcoming Kumbh Mela festival, in Allahabad yesterday.
IANS New Delhi Kumbh Mela, the mass Hindu pilgrimage of faith, has been inscribed on the Unesco's Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Colombo, May 13 -- Sri Lanka President Maithripala Srisena and the Leader of the Opposition R.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.
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.