Puri Shankaracharya Swami Adhokshjanand pitches for Pollution free Godavari & Shipra

Puri Shankaracharya Swami Adhokshjanand pitches for Pollution free Godavari & Shipra for Kumbh Mela 2015. Irked over high pollution level of Godavari and Shipra rivers, Shankaracharya of Puri Swami Adhokshyanada has shot off a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding a plan for the purification of both rivers and a written assurance in this […]

Mauni Amavasya (Mauna Amavasya), Magh Amavasya Vrat

Mauni Amavasya or Mauna Amavasya is the auspicious day to observe Mauna Vrata or the vow of silence on Magh Amavasya or No Moon day in Magh month. In 2017, Mauni Amavasya date is January 27. Mauna is a word derived from ‘Muni, who is the tremendous human with silent spiritual excellence. Mauna vrat is […]

Maghi Purnima Snan at Kumbh Mela 2019 – 19 February

Ganga Aarti at Kumbh Mela 2013

Maghi Purnima is an auspicious day to observe Punya Snan at Kumbh Mela. In 2019, Maghi Purnima Shahi Snan date is February 19. For this year, it is even more auspicious as the mela is Maha Kumbha Mela which is being celebrated at Allahabad Prayaga Sangam. It comes once in a Pushkarams time (12 years). Maghi Purnima […]

Special Trains for Mahakumbh Mela 2013

Special Trains

In order to ease the rush of passengers during Mahakumbh Mela 2013 at Allahabad, Indian Railways will run 750 special trains and arrange for 800 coaches. As per the estimation of NCR, Allahabad division, about 15 lakhs addional pilgrims visit the city through trains during Kumbh Mela. This would be in addition to 20 lakh […]

India’s failure at curbing frequent stampedes, Indo-Americans shocked

Shocked and dismayed at the February 10 stampede reportedly resulting in 38 deaths and injuries to dozens of Kumbh-Mela pilgrims at Allahabad, Indo-Americans are highly critical of frequent occurrences of deadly stampedes at religious gatherings in India. Distinguished Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that although India was on […]

Basant Panchami Snan at Kumbh Mela 2019 – 10 February

Basant Panchami Shahi Snan at Kumbh Mela

Basant Panchami is an auspicious day for Shahi Snan (Royal Bathing) at Kumbh Mela. In 2019, Basant Panchami snan date is February 10. For this year, it is even more auspicious as the mela is Maha Kumbha Mela which is being celebrated at Allahabad Prayaga Sangam. It comes once in a Pushkarams time (12 years). […]

Thoughts of Sri Sri Ravishankar on Kumbh Mela Significance

Currently the Kumbh Mela (a mass Hindu pilgrimage fair) is going on. Is it necessary to attend the Kumbh Mela once every 12 years? What is the significance of the Kumbh Mela? Well, many people do attend the Kumbh Mela. Recently, you may have seen, there are many of these cultural fairs or expos; in […]

Special Trains from Secunderabad to Allahabad for Kumbh Mela

South Central Railway will run special train for Kumbh Mela from Hyderabad / Secunderabad on February 3, 2013. The South Central Railway will run a special train between Renigunta and Gorakpur via Guntakal, Raichur, Secunderabad, Kazipet and Balharsha in order to clear extra rush of passengers.. As per the schedule, the Train No 07490 Renigunta – […]

Green Kumbh initiative, Clean Ganga Campaign

Green Kumbh initiative an ongoing campaign for Clean Ganga River. Swami Chidanand Saraswati of Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh is the force behind the Clean Ganga Campaign. According to Swami Chidanand Saraswati, the change was visible on the second ritual bathing of this Kumbh Mela. He said “During the Makar Sankranti Shahi Snan, the Ganga was littered with polythene […]

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 […]

Tribute to Delhi Braveheart at Kumbh Mela

Delhi Braveheart will be saluted with a tribute at Kumbh Mela 2013, Allahabad. The parmedical student who fought with life for more than a week and died at Singapore Hospital is a braveheart woman who inspired and ignited crores of Indians in order to fight against the brutality of the society. The feature published in […]

Mark Twain on Kumbh Mela

Mark Twain on Kumbh Mela…? It is a bit confusing one, but yes, Mark Twain has written very interesting things about Kumbh Mela as a part of his travelogue about India. Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known with his pen name, Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. Mark Twain visited India in 1895. When he […]

Kumbh Mela is good for health, proves Study

According to a new research study, Kumbh Mela, the world’s largest religious gathering, which draws more than 100 million people to take a bath in the river Ganges (In Nashik, its Godavari), is very good for health. It is to note that 2013 Kumbh Mela has begun in Allahabad on January 14 and would conclude […]

Harvard University takes up Maha Kumbh Mela as a subject of a Case Study

Kumbha Mela at Allahabad

Now, Harvard University is taking up Maha Kumbh Mela as a subject of a case study where the students will study the logistics and economics behind the largest religious gathering in the world. Maha Kumbh Mela is being held in Allahabad for 2013 from January 14 to March 10. A team of faculty and students […]

TTD Temple at Kumbh Mela

TTD, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, would set up a replica of its Tirumala Balaji Temple (Tirumala Tirupati Venkateswara Swamy Temple) at Allahabad Maha Kumbha Mela 2013. The replica of TTD Temple will be operated at Kumbha Mela from January 27, Paush Purnima Shahi Snan. The TTD has decided in this connection to set up at the […]

Visit Kumbh Mela as pilgrims & not tourists: Hindus urge Zeta-Jones & other celebs

Hindus have welcomed Oscar winner Hollywood actress Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago), 43, for her proposed trip to “Kumbh Mela”, the 55-day pilgrimage assembly of Hindu devotees in India termed as biggest spiritual gathering on earth, which began January 14. Welcoming Zeta-Jones and other Hollywood and international celebrities to “Kumbh Mela”, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in […]

Vatican Radio covers Kumbh Mela

Vatican Radio has covered the “Kumbh Mela”, the pilgrimage assembly of Hindu devotees termed as biggest spiritual gathering on earth. Vatican Radio, launched in 1931, whose tagline is “The voice of the Pope and the Church in dialogue with the world”, by virtue of its Statute is the broadcasting station of the Holy See based […]

14 January 2013, Maha Kumbh Mela begins in Allahabad

Today, 14 January 2013 Maha Kumbh Mela begins in Allahabad Prayag Sangam. Purna Kumbh Mela is held once in 12 years. Kumbh Mela is the largest religious congregation in the world. This time, 2013, it is being held in Allahabad which is on the banks of Triveni Sangam, confluence of three holy rivers – Ganga, […]

Kumbh Mela – Allahabad: Shri Panchayati Akhadaa Mahanirvani

Shri Panchayati Akhadaa Mahanirvani is one of the popular Akharas participating in Maha Kumbh Mela 2019 of Allahabad Prayag Sangam. Maha Kumbh Mela 2019 begins on January 15 (Makar Sankranti) and ends on March 4 (Maha Shivratri). Here are the images of Shri Panchayati Akhadaa Mahanirvani Akaada.

Radhe Maa to be Mahamandaleshwar at Kumbh Mela 2013

Matamayi Shri Radhe Maa would lead a procession of Naga Sadhus to Sangm for the first Shani Snan on January 14th 2013 on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. The 45 year old Radhe Maa is the first lady to be the Mahamandaleshwar which is considered to be the status equivalent of God among the members […]