January 15 to March 4, 2019
An auspicious gathering, Kumbh Mela is one of the most famous fairs where devotees from across the globe come to attain spiritual clarity and wash off sins in the ritual bathing at the Triveni Sangam, Allahabad. Amid the blissful sights of miracles performed by Sadhus adorned in saffron, you can come and attain salvation. The bathing dates are:
|Makar Sankranti||(1st shahi Snan) 14/15 January 2019|
|Paush Purnima||21 January 2019|
|Mauni Amavasya||(Main Royal Bath 2nd Shahi Snan)|
|04 February 2019|
|Basant Panchami||(3rd shahi Snan) 10 February 2019|
|Maghi Poornima||19 February 2019|
|Maha Shivratri||04 March 2019|
This year, the Haidakhandi Samaj will not organize a camp but can help you in attending. If you are planning to come to this Kumbha Mela, please contact Col. Rana at firstname.lastname@example.org before 01/12/2018. Camp or no camp, it will be a deep and amazing spiritual experience.
It is the power of faith that can part a river, move mountains, and create a congregation of millions of faithful, gathered together with hope to be freed from the vicious earthly cycle of life and death and move towards a heavenly realm, which knows no suffering or pain. It’s the mythological history of India and the sacred Vedic texts that bind us carnal souls to an eternal hope – things will be better. It’s a promise to which millions have responded throughout centuries to come for darshan, take a sacred bath, visit yogi’s and siddha’s and spend some time in sacred union with other seekers. Babaji said: Come together in my name and I will be there. The Kumb mela tradition is still very much alive today.
Legend has it that in the mythological times, during a waging war between the demigods and demons for the possession of elixir of eternal life, a few drops of it had fallen on to four places that are today known as Prayag, Haridwar, Ujjain, and Nasik. It is believed that these drops gave mystical powers to these places. It is to help oneself gain these powers that Kumbh Mela has been celebrated in each of the four places since as long as one can remember. The normal Kumbh Mela is held every 3 years, the Ardh (half) Kumbh Mela is held every six years at Haridwar and Allahabad (Prayag) while the Purna (complete) Kumbh mela takes place every twelve years, at four places Prayag (Allahabad), Haridwar, Ujjain, and Nashik, based on planetary movements. The Maha Kumbh Mela is celebrated at Prayag after 144 years (after 12 ‘Purna Kumbh Melas’).
In Shri Yogananda’s book Autobiography of a Yogi, Babaji visited the Kumb several times. In His form from 1970 to 1984, He also visited the Kumb several times. Shri Muniraj kept this tradition going and our chairman Sri Alok Banerjee organized well structured camps there every 12 years. Many devotees came to take darshan while our own daily programs with aarti and havan took place in our camp.