Nashik Kumbh Mela is held for every 12 years. In 2015-16, Kumbh Mela will be held in Nashik, Maharashtra. The dates of the Mela for 2015 Shahi Snan are declared in Nashik and announced by Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad (ABAP).
The Kumbh Mela at Nasik in 2015 will also be Known as Simhasth (as Guru will be in Singh Rashi) (August 15 to September 13).
Mahant Gyandas of ABAP announced that flag hoisting of Akhara date – 14 July 2015, Friday, at Sadhugram Ram Kunda.
First Shahi Snan (Royal bath) of Kumbh Mela 2015 date is – 29 August 2015, Saturday, at Ram Kunda.
Second Shahi Snan of Kumbh Mela 2015 date – 13 September 2015, Second Shahi Snan
Third Shahi Snan of Nashik Kumbh Mela 2015 date – 18 September 2015, Third Shahi Snan
In the event of Sun in Capricorn and entrance of Jupiter in Taurus, kumbh mela is held at Prayag. In the event of entrance of Jupiter in Leo, kumbh mela is held at Nashik on the bank of river Godavari and in the event of entry of Jupiter in Leo and entry of Sun in Aries, kumbh is held at Ujjain. When Jupiter, Sun and Moon enters in Cancer on lunar conjunction (Amavasya – last day of the dark half of a month), kumbh is held on the banks of river Godavari.
When Jupiter enters in Libra and Sun & Moon remain together on Kartik Amavasya (8th month of Hindu year), then also Moksha Dayak (free from all bonds) kumbh mela is held at Ujjain.