Nashik Kumbh Mela

Kumbh Mela in the Nashik District of Maharastra occurs at an interval of every 12 years, on the banks of sacred river Godavari, and the Kushawart Kund. During this most auspicious period, devotees use to bath on the bank of river Godavari, at the Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple and in the Ram Kund. The Kumbh Mela that occurs here, includes a number of rituals and traditional practices.

Some of the common activities and rituals that devotees perform here are: –

Flag hoisting at Ram Kund
Flag hoisting of the Akhara at Sadhugram Shravan Shudha
The First Snaan Shravan Poornima
First Shahi Snaan at Ram Kund Bhadrapad Amavasya
The Second Shahi Snan (Main bathing day) Bhadrapad Shukla Panchmi (Rushipanchami)
The Third Shahi Snaan Bhadrapad Shukla Dwadashi or Vaman Dwadashi Snan

Historical Importance of Kumbh Mela

The Kumbh Mela occurs at Nashik is equally auspicious as that of other 3 Kumbh Mela destinations. It’s also the place where the drop of nectar fallen. Therefore, it is blessed by the presence of almighty Lords. As per various sculptures in Hinduism, devotees started celebrating the Kumbh Mela festival here from the time after the completion of the Samudra Manthan. A pot of Nectar appeared from the Samundra. However, there was a deal between gods and demons that they would share the Nectar equally. But, since Devatas were familiar to the fact that sharing the Nectar with Demons may be harmful to the living being, and therefore, they decided to not to share the Nectar. Therefore, the war was carried out that ran for 12 human years.

During the battle, when Garuda Dev was flying with the nectar pot, a few drops of nectar fall here at this place of Nashik too. From that time, this place holds the title of one of the holiest Hindu pilgrimage place.

When to happen the next Kumbh in Nashik

Next time, the Kumbh Mela will take place at Nashik Trimbkeshwar in 2027.

Other Religious places to visit here at Nashik

Other than attaining the Kumbh Mela, you may also like to visit some of the highly auspicious Hindu religious places such as Saptashrungi, Muktidham Temple, Sundarnarayan Temple, Gangadwar, and many more. All these are highly auspicious, but out of all them, Panchvati is something special. It’s the place having a direct relation with Lord Rama, Laxman, Sita Maiyaa, and Lord Hanuman Ji. It’s the place from where Ravan Kidnapped Devi Sita during the exile of Lord Rama. The place got its name because of the five famous banyan trees. Kala Ram mandir, Sita Gufa, and the Kapleshwar Mandir are some of the best religious destinations to visit here in Panchvati.

How to reach Nashik Kumbh

By Railway route

There are numerous trains to take you to Nashik. Once you get to the Nashik Railway stations, it takes around 20 to 30 minutes to reach the destination where the Kumbh Mela takes place. You may hire a cab, taxi, or you may also take a bus right from outside the railway station.

By Road Route

There are the direct bus services from almost all states to Nashik. Once you get to the Nashik bus stand or any of the nearest bus stand, you can hire a local bus, cab, or the Taxi to get to the bank of river Godavari where the Kumbh takes place. It may take you around a maximum of 30 minutes.

By Air Route

However, the nearest airport to Nashik is Ozar, but this is yet to be started. therefore, you will have to reach the Chhatrapati Sivaji International Aiport, and from there, you may get to the Kumbh destination.

Attraction of Nashik Kumbh