Magh Mela 2021 | Allahabad Prayag Magh Mela January-February-March 2021 dates

Magh Mela is observed during Magh month and Falgun month up to nearly 45 days. In 2021, Magh Mela begins on January 28 and ends on March 11. Magh Mela snan at Prayag Sangam in Allahabad has a great significance which attracts several millions of devotees to perform holy dip in divine confluence (Triveni Sangam) […]

Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021 bathing dates

Here are the timetable of Haridwar Ardh Kumbh Mela 2021 bathing dates (Snan, Shahi Shan dates). Ardh Kumbh in Haridwar begins on 14 January (Makar Sankranti) and ends on 27 April with Chaitra Purnima Shahi Snan. List of Snan dates.. Shahi Snan 2021 in Kumbh Mela | Royal Bath 11 March 2021 – Mahashivaratri Shahi […]

Hiuen Tsang on Kumbh Mela

What Hiuen Tsang has written on Kumbh Mela? First written evidence of Kumbh Mela can be found in the accounts of Chinese traveler, Huan Tsang or Xuanzang (602 – 664 A.D.). Xuanzang, also known as Hsüan-tsang, born Chen Hui or Chen Yi, was Chinese Buddhist monk, scholar, traveler, and translator who described the interaction between […]

Gangasagar Mela 2021 | Ganga Sagar Mela, Ganga Snan during Makar Sankranti

Gangasagar Mela or Ganga Sagar Fair is the largest mela in West Bengal. Gangasagar Mela is observed during Makar Sankranthi. In 2021, Ganga Sagar Mela starts on January 13 and ends on January 15. The major Snan of Gangasagar Mela is on 14 January 2021 (Makara Sankranti). The mela is celebrated at Sagar Island where […]

Kullu Dussehra 2020 | Dussehra celebrations in Kullu Valley of Himachal Pradesh

Kullu Dussehra

Dussehra celebrations in Kullu Valley of Himachal Pradesh is one of the most famous Dussehra celebrations in India. In 2020, Kullu Dussehra begins on October 25 and ends on October 31. This festival is one of the biggest traditional and cultural celebrations of India. Kullu Dushara is a festival celebrated with a difference, as when […]

Mela Barsana | Radha Ashtami Celebrations at Barsana

Mela Barsana (Barsana Mela) is celebrated during Radhashtami, the appearance day of Radharani. In 2020, Mela Barsana dates are – August 25 & August 26. Sakhi Lalita’s birthday marks the beginning of Radhastami festivities in the Barsana area, thus the Mela Barsana. Uncha Gaon, a village near Barsana, is the birthplace of Lalita, Radharani’s best […]

Naina Devi Mela 2020 at Naina Devi Temple, Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh

Naina Devi Mela is celebrated with utmost gusto at Naina Devi Temple, Naina Devi of Bilaspur district in Himachal Pradesh. In 2020, Naina Devi Mela date July 27. Shravan Ashtami Mela is considered most visited fair at Naina Devi Temple. In 2020, Shravan Navratri dates are – July 21 to July 28. Naina Devi Mela […]

Gai Jatra 2020 | Gai Jatara Festival Celebrations in Nepal

Gai Jatra is one of the most celebrated festivals in Nepal. Gai Jatra is celebrated in the Nepali Bhadra month (August – September) or Shravan Maas. In 2020, GaiJatra date is August 4. Due to Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), Gai Jatra is celebrated with limited number of enthusiasts amidst stringent lockdown rules such as physical distance, etc. […]

Maa Chintpurni Sawan Mela 2020

Mata Chintpurni Mela is a very popular Mela held at Chintpurni Mata Temple, in Himachal Pradesh. In 2020, Mata Chintpurni Sawan Mela date is July 27. Shravan Ashtami is the important day in this Mela. Actually, Chintpurni Mela begins on the first day of Shravan Month Shukla Paksha (21 July 2020) (Shravan Shukla Paksha) and ends […]

Ambubachi Mela 2020 Cancelled due to Coronavirus pandemic

There is no Ambubachi Mela in 2020 as Ambubachi Mela is cancelled due to Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The famous Kamakhya temple in Guwahati will remain closed till June 30 in view of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the Devalaya authorities informed on Monday (1 June 2020). The announcement came day after the central government announced all […]

Mewar Festival 2020 | Udaipur Mewar Festival during Gangaur

Mewar festival is a fair organized in Udaipur, Rajasthan, during Gangaur festival. The festival marks the beginning of spring season in the state. In 2020, Mewar festival dates are: March 27, March 28 and March 29. Gangaur procession is the major event during the fair. Married women pray to Lord Isar and Goddess Gauri on […]

Falgun Mela 2020, Nishan Yatra – Falgun Festival in Khatu Shyamji Temple

Falgun Mela or Shyambaba Falgun Mela, also known as Nishan Yatra or Falgun Festival, is the popular festival associated with Shyam Baba temples all over the world. In 2020, Falgun Mela dates are – begins on 27 February and ends on 7 March. Khatu Shyamji Temple, located at Khatu town in Sikar district of Rajasthan, […]

Paush Bada Utsav | Bada Festival during Poush Month in Jaipur

Paush Bada Utsav is a month long festival celebrated during Paush month in Rajasthan especially in Jaipur city. In 2019-2020, Paush Bada Utsav (Poush mahina) starts on December 13, 2019 and ends on January 10, 2020. This festival is celebrated to welcome winter season in a grand manner. Paush mahina is considered as happiest month […]

Kapal Mochan Mela during Kartik Purnima – Karthik Poornima Fair

Kapal Mochan Mela is the famous religious fair held during Kartik Purnima at Bilaspur in Yamunanagar district of Haryana. It is celebrated for last four days in the month of Kartik. Kapal Mochan Mela 2020 dates – mela starts on November 26 and ends on 30 November. Kapal Mochan Mela concludes on Kartik Poornima day. […]

Ambubachi Mela 2020 | Ambubashi Mela in Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati

Ambubachi Mela, also known as Ameti, is the annual festival celebrated at Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati, Assam. It is celebrated during monsoon season that falls in the Assamese month of Ahaar (June). In 2020, Ambubachi Mela begins on June 22 and ends on June 26. But, due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), there will be no Ambubachi […]

Kaila Devi Mela 2019 | Kaila Devi Fair in Karauli, Rajasthan

Kaila Devi Mela is a fair held at Kaila Devi Temple in Rajasthan. Located at a distance of 23 kms from Karauli town in Rajasthan, Kaila village hosts a beautiful yet powerful Goddess, named Kaila Devi. Kaila Devi Mela is held in Krishna Paksha of Chaitra Month – from 12th day of dark fortnight (Chaitra […]

Mauni Amavasya Snan at Kumbh Mela 2021 – 11 February

Ganga Aarti at Kumbh Mela 2013

Mauni Amavasya Snan is an auspicious bathing at Kumbha Mela. In 2021, Mauni Amavasya date is February 11. This time it is even more auspicious as Kumbha Mela is being celebrated at Haridwar. This Kumbh Mela is a Mahakumbh Mela which is celebrated for once in 12 years. Mauni Amavasya is Magha Amavasya as per […]

Shattila Ekadashi Snan at Kumbh Mela

Shattila Ekadashi is an auspicious day for Kumbh Mela Punya Snan. In 2019, Shattila Ekadashi date is January 31, Thursday. For this year, it is even more auspicious as this Kumbh Mela is Maha Kumbh Mela which is celebrated once in 12 years at Allahabad Prayag Sangam. Daan or donations on Shattila Ekadashi is a […]

Paush Purnima Snan at Kumbh Mela 2021 – 28 January

Paush Purnima is an important bathing day at Kumbh Mela. In 2021, Kumbh Mela Paush Purnima Snan date is January 28. It marks the beginning of Kumbh Mela officially. Paush purnima also marks the beginning of Magh Mela. It is the final day of Pausha Month in North Indian Hindi calendar. On this day, auspicious […]

Akharas in Kumbh Mela | Shaiva Akhara, Vaishnav Akhara, Nirmal Akhara

Akharas in Kumbh Mela.. There are number of Akharas in Kumbh Mela. Akhara means a tented place where a group of Sadhus and Sanyasis gather to perform their meditation and other rituals. According to legends and the rituals, the ceremonial procession of the Naga Sadhus is believed to be a highly auspicious celebration. The processions […]