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kumbh mela 2015
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Naga Sadhus

Shahi Snan

Important Dates !!
14 July 2015 at Ram Kunda
The flag hoisting of the main ceremony.
29 August 2015, at Ram Kunda
Shravan Sudha pornima (First Shahi Snan).
13 September 2015
Bhadrapad Krushna Amavasya Dwitiya (Second Shahi Snan).
18 September 2015 at Ram Kunda
Bhadrapad Rushipanchami Dwitiya (Third Shahi Snan)
25 September 2015
Bhadrapad Shukla Vaman Dwadashi Tritiya.
Nasik Kumbh Mela 2015
Why Most Auspicious?
At Nasik Kumbha to bath in the holiest river Ganga.

Bathing in the holy waters at this auspicious time is said to wash away your karmic debt.

Therefore, it is literally a shortcut to spiritual liberation (moksha), the liberation from the cycle of birth and death.

Mentions have been made about the Kumbha Mela in the Brahma Purana and Vishnu Purana,

which clearly state that a person who performs the bathing ceremony during the month of Magh at(Nasik) derives manifold benefits, which surpasses the reward obtained by performing numerous Ashvamedha ritual.

TheEvents and Rituals Offered at Kumbha Mela The major event of the festival is ritual bathing at the banks of the river Ganga. Other activities include religious discussions, devotional singing, mass feeding of holy men and women and the poor, and religious assemblies where doctrines are debated and standardized. Kumbh Mela is the most sacred of all the pilgrimage.

Teertham : “The Journey Of Life”
  • Akhadas Kumbh Mela is the largest gathering of people for a religious purpose in the world. Millions of people gather on different places for this auspicious occasion. Kumbha is a Sanskrit word for Pitcher, sometimes referred to as the Kalasha.

  • It is also a zodiac sign in Indian astrology for Aquarius, the sign under which the festival is celebrated, while Mela means 'a Gathering' or 'a meet', or simply a fair.

  • Famous ancient traveller, Hiuen Tsiang of China, was the first to mention Kumbha Mela in his diary. His diary mentions the celeberation of 75 days of Hindu Month Of Magha (January-february), which witnessed half a million devotee Including Sadhus, Common Man, Rich and Famous, and Kings.

  • For each site Kumbh Mela comes in every 12 years. Each site’s celebration is based on particular zodiacal positions of “The sun, the moon, and jupiter” . The holiest time occurring at the exact moment these zodiacal conditions are fulfilled.

  • Bathing at this moment is believed to generate the greatest religious merit, but the Kumbh time is regarded as being so holy that other bathing days are designated weeks or even months before and after this climatic time.


  • Different beliefs, different camps. (Akharas)
  • Akhaara’s came into existance with Adiguru Shankracharya establishing 7 Akhara Mahanirvani, Niranjani, Juna, Atal, Avahan, Agni and Anand Akhara with an aim to strengthen the Hindu religion and unite those practicing different rituals, customs and beliefs.


  • Akharas are divided into different camps according to the concept of God they worship. Shiva Akharas for followers of Lord Shiva, Vaishnava or Vairagi Akhara for followers of Lord Vishnu and Kalpwasis for followers of Lord Brahma.


  • Main Akhara’s
    Akhadas of Sanyasees

    •  Shri Taponidhi Niranjani Akhada Panchayati
    •  Shri Panchayati Anand Akhada
    •   Shri Panchadashnam Juna Akhada
    •  Shri Panch Ahvan Akhada
    •   Shri Agni Akhada
    •   Shri Panchayat Akhada Mahanirvani
    •  Shri Panch Atal Akhada

    Akharas of Bajrangi

    • Shri Nirvani Akhada
    • Shri Digambar Akhada
    • Shri Nimrohi Akhada

    Akharas of Nirmal

    • Shri Panchayati Akhada
    • Shri Udasin Panchayati Naya Akhada
    • Shri Nirmal Panchayati Akhada

    Exchanging Knowledge
    (A brief description about the series of events at Kumbh.)
    • Kumbh is meeting point of saints with common people. Gurus meet their disciple.
    • Saint meets other saint and shares his Knowledge.
    • Exchange of views on religious matter.
    • Many Disciples are initiated during Kumbh.
    • Its presumed that religious many  books were compiled at kumbh
    Activities at Kumbh
    Snan Tithi: General masses take dip in river on specific dates.
    • Snan DatesShahi peshwai of Shaivaite akhada August 14, 2015
    • 1st Shahi Snan - August 29, 2015 ( Shravan Purnima)
    • 2nd Shahi Snan - Sept 13, 2015
    • 3rd Shahi Snan Sept  29,2015

    The Events and Rituals Offered at Kumbha Mela
    The major event of the festival is ritual bathing at the banks of the river Ganges, Jamuna (Yamuna), and Sarasvati. Other activities include religious discussions, devotional singing, mass feeding of holy men and women and the poor, and religious assemblies where doctrines are debated and standardized. Kumbh Mela is the most sacred of all the pilgrimage.