Nashik kumbhmela 2015 - Greenlimon Holidays
Maha Kumbh Mela is a mass Hindu pilgrimages in which Hindus gather to take holy bath in a sacred river. It is the world's largest religious congregation. The festival is held every third year at one of the four places namely Haridwar, Allahabad, Nasik and Ujjain. Thus the Kumbh Mela is held at each of these four places every twelfth year.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Kumbh Mela 2015
Nashik (Nasik) is the venue where the next Kumbh Mela 2015 will be held at the
banks of river Godavari. Kumbh mela in Nashik happens after a period of 12 years.
Around 10 million (1 crore) pilgrims are expected to arrive in and take holy bath in
the river Godavari to cleanse their body and souls.
Important Dates: Here are the dates announced by Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad
for the Nashik Kumbh Mela 2015.
Tuesday, 14th July 2015, flag hoisting of the main ceremony at Ram Kunda.
Friday, 14th August 2015, flag hoisting of the Akhara at Sadhugram.
August 29 2015, First Shahi Snan (Holy Bath) at RamKunda.
September 13, 2015, Second Shahi Snan (Holy Bath), Main bathing day.
18th September 2015, Third Shahi Snan (Holy Bath).
About Nashik: Nashik is one of the most popular cities of Maharashtra state. The
city is well connected by all the mediums (Road, Railway and Flights) of
transportation. The city is around 170 and 210 kms away from Mumbai and
Deluxe and luxury buses can be found from all the nearby places such as Pune,
Mumbai, Shirdi and Aurangabad.
Trimbakeshwar is a holy town which is known for having one of the twelve
Jyotirlingas in India. It is situated 37 kms from Nasik, and river Godavari
originates from here.
Climate at Nashik: The temperature will be pleasant (expected average
temperature is around 25°C) during Kumbh Mela period with the possibility of
History Behind Kumbh Mela in Nasik: According to the history of Hindu religion,
Nasik is among the four places where the amrit (elixir) from a Kumbha (pitcher) when
the gods and demons were fighting to gain its ownership so that they become
immortal after drinking the elixir which was found after Samudra manthan.
Samudra Manthan (Churning of the Ocean)
History of Akhadas in Nashik: Currently there are 14 Akhadas out of which 11
belong to the Shaiva sect and 3 to the Vaishnava sect.
Before 1838, Sadhus (Saints) from both the Akshadas used to take the holy dip in
Trimbakeshwar. Then a clash took place between them, and after that on the
request of Peshwa ruler, Shaiva sadhus started performing rituals at
Trimbakeshwar and Vaishnavs moved to Ramakunda in Nasik.
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