Prayagraj Kumbh Mela

Prayagraj Kumbh Mela in the Prayagraj city of Uttar Pradesh (The land of all lords) takes place at an interval of every 12 years, and six years before every Purna Kumbh Mela the on Sangam of three holy rivers namely Ganga, Yamuna, and Sarasvati. This Sangam is called Triveni Sangam. Therefore, people wait for it with lots of devotional hunger. During this highly sacred period, Bhaktagans use to bath at the Triveni Sangam. The Kumbh Mela celebration here has the number of rituals and traditional religious practices.

Some of the common traditions and rituals that devotees do here are: –

Temples are decorated very attractively for a period of 55 days.
So many saints from various groups roaming around, and doing various devotional activities such as Penance and holy bathing.
1st, 2nd and 3rd Royal bathing at the Triveni Sangam.
Doing the holy darshan of various gods and goddess.
The Mass feeding of poor people.

Historical Importance of Kumbh Mela

The Kumbh Mela that we celebrate at Prayagraj is equally auspicious as that of the rest of the other 3 destinations of the Kumbh Mela. It’s also the place that has received a drop of nectar. Therefore, it has the presence of almighty Lords, and their divine blessings. According to various sculptures, after the completion of the Samudra Manthan, and falling of the drop of nectar, this place became famous as the holy Kumbh destination.

During the Samundra Manthan, a pot of Nectar came out from the Samundra. As per promise, the nectar was to be divided equally between Gods and demons. But, since Devatas were aware that sharing the Nectar with Demons may destroy the creation cycle, and therefore, they decided to not to allow the demons to drink the Nectar. After the war that ran for around 12 years, gods won finally with the help of lord Visnu, and they all drank the Nectar.

When the battle was going on, Garuda Dev was flying with the nectar pot, and in between the process, a drop of Nectar falls here at Prayagraj. From the time right then, this place became popular as one of the holiest Hindu pilgrimage places.

When to happen the next Kumbh in Prayagraj

The next period of Purna Kumbh Mela will lie in the year 2025. Next time, the Ardh Kumbh Mela will take place in 2031

Other Religious places to visit here at Prayagraj

Kumbh Mela is not the only attraction of Prayagraj, and you have a lot more to enjoy here, and at nearby places. Some of them are Hanuman Temple, Prayagraj Fort, Patalpuri Temple, Hanuman Dhara, Ram Ghat and many others. All they are equally important and have their own religious and devotional values. As for example, the Hanuman Dhara looks amazingly beautiful. As per belief, Lord Rama built this lake for his devotee Lord Hanuman. Sphatik Shila is the place having the footprint of Lord Rama.

How to reach Prayagraj Kumbh

By Railway route

Lots of trains are available from various states to take you to the Prayagraj railway station. Once, you reached there, you may take any of the local transport from there to get to the Triveni Sangam. It takes around 30 minutes to get to the destination. Naini Junction is the other nearest Railway station from the Triveni Sangam. It takes only 4 to 10 minutes to get to the destination from here. however, the very nearest Railway station is the Prayag Ghat Railway Station.

By Road Route

From various major cities, direct buses are available to take you to Prayagraj. Once you get to the Prayagraj Bus stand, from there you may hire any of the local transportation to take you to the Kumbh Destination.

By Air Route

Direct flights are available from almost all airports to get to the Prayagraj Airport. From there, there are lots of local transportation medium that you may hire. Those automobiles make take you to the destination within 15 to 30 minutes.

Attraction of Prayagraj Kumbh