“Welcome to The Ardh Kumbh Mela 2016”
Most awaited event Maha Kumbh 2016 is going to be held in Haridwar
The most awaited worldwide event Ardh-Kumbh-Mela is going to be held this year in Haridwar. The upcoming Ardh kumbh Mela will take place in the holy city of Haridwar from the January 1, 2016. Ardh Kumbh Mela 2016 (अर्ध कुंभ मेला – हरिद्वार) all preparations of the Ardh Kumbh Mela have been done.. The Most sacred bathing ghat Har ki pauri is fully prepared for sadhus and pilgrims to take bath during the Ardh Kumbh Mela. You all are invited to visit haridwar on the auspicious occasion of MahaKumbh, So visit haridwar and take a holy dip in the Ganga. Only once every 12 years the Saints and Yogis who lives in Himalayan caves and Akhada (आखाडा) gather to bless people.
Importance of the Ganges
We bath every day as it not only wipes up the grime of the body but also freshens our mind up and we feel clean and fine. In accordance with Hindu mythology bathing in a river is more beneficial for health.
It is believed that bathing in the Ganges is more fruitful than any other religious rite or worship.
Akaal mrityu haranam, sarva vyaadhi vinashanam.
Shree vishunum padkotpibet, punarjanm na vidhyatey.
In this shloka the importance of the river Ganges is mentioned clearly that the destroyer of premature death, the destroyer of all diseases. One does not take birth again after drinking the holy water of this river which is originated from the sweat of lord Vishnu’s feet.
Every Hindu wants to dip in this pious river to get rid of his/her sicknesses and sins. According to the Indian astrology Amavasya, Purnima and Sankranti are the most effective days of a month as these days the positions of the planets like the sun, the moon make special effects in our life.
Importance of Kumbh Mela
‘Kumbh’ means pitcher. According to a story in Satyuga (one of the eras in the Hindu mythology), once the deities and the demons decided to churn out the sea in order to get the precious gems exist in it. They placed ‘Mandranchal Parvat’ (a huge mountain)’ as a churner at the center of the sea and wrapped ‘Vasuki Naag’ (a giant python) around the mountain. Holding the edges of the python the deities and demons started churning the sea vigorously. After sometime different things appeared in the sea including Kalpavriksha (a tree), Airawat (an elephant) goddess Lakshmi, Halahal Vish( poison) etc. At last Amrit ( nectar) came out of the sea. Both the groups stopped churning and ran to grab the pitcher of the nectar. While this clash among the deities and the demons a few drops of nectar strewed at four places. These four places are Haridwar, Prayag(Alahbad), Nasik and Ujjain where Mahakumbh is celebrated. According to the Indian astrology Amavasya, Purnima and Sankranti are the most effective days of a month as these days the positions of the planets make special effects in our life. Thus having bath on these days in Kumbh Mela becomes more significant as the nectar gets active in the pious river Ganges.
Kumbh Mela Celebrations in Haridwar
The number of pilgrims at the ghats will see a massive rise during Shahi Snan or royal bath. In Haridwar, the royal bath or shahi snan will take place on 8 March, and 7 April. For the shahi snan, at least one crore people are expected to visit Haridwar, while 20 to 25 thousand people already arrived at Haridwar City. To prevent an unfortunate incident, the state government has made all the necessary arrangements, from basic necessities to safety.
Ardh Kumbh Mela Dates
Kumbh Mela in India is the ideal time when the fans of Hindu religion witness the abundantly anticipated fest of the religion celebrated after the long stretch of 6 years. Individuals from over the world accumulate at the Kumbh venue to take a blessed dip in the sacrosanct water of River Ganga. The dunk in the blessed water is accepted to be washing endlessly every single past sin and wrongs from one’s life. They likewise perform some different religious exercises at the Maha Kumbh.
Ardh Kumbh Mela 2016- Main/Special Bathing(Snan) Dates
Ten auspicious dates for the holy dip have been officially announced by Ganga Sabha and the Mela Adhikari has put his stamp on them.
|14 January 2016(Thursday)||Makar Sankranti|
|08 February 2016(Monday)||Somwati Amavasya|
|12 February 2016(Friday)||Vasant Panchami|
|22 February 2016(Monday)||Magh Purnima|
|07 March 2016(Monday)||Mahashivratri|
|07 April 2016(Thursday)||Chaitra Amavasya|
|08 April 2016(Friday)||Chaitra Shukla Pratipada|
|14 April 2016(Thursday)||Mesha Sakranti ( Main Bathing Date)|
|15 April 2016(Friday)||Ram Navami|
|22 April 2016(Friday)||Chaitra Purnima (Last Snan)|
Haridwar Ardh Kumbh Mela 2016 Highlights
- This year you may see various things this Kumbh Mela that will be remembered for a long time.
- Uttarakhand Government expecting this Maha Kumbh More than 10 million (1 crore) people visiting this event, which is the largest number .
- A tented township setting up for the pilgrims over an area of 2 hectares of land the river. As many as six power substations, temporary police stations, hospitals and stalls may be setting up for providing various facilities to the visitors.
- Mela Administration setting up plan to provide all kind of facilities to the visitors, such as security, sanitation, medical care and power supply.
This is the representation of Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2010 And Haridwar also eagerly waiting for Upcoming Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2016 must see this video and plan a holy dip in ganga this kumbh too..
Ardh Kumbh Mela 2016 Emergency & Helpline Numbers
Find here haridwar ardh kumbh mela emergency numbers that can help you while you are in any trouble…
Best Bathing Ghats in Haridwar
The Hindus believe that a holy bath into the sacred water of the Ganga achieve “Moksha”. In Haridwar there is lots of Ghats but here is some famous Bathing ghats List where you could take a holy dip in ganga this Ardh Kumbh..
Har ki Pauri
Kumbh Mela Accommodation
Finding a suitable accommodation as per your budget is no tough task in Haridwar City. Being flocked to hundreds of thousands of tourists and pilgrims from all around, AllinHaridwar offers a variety of accommodation options in different picturesque locations. Whether you are looking for a hotel along the Ganga, close to the market, near the railway station or any other strategic location, AllinHaridwar always offers you plenty of accommodation options. Just drop your query we will try to give you best and suitable option.. Click Here