Ujjain Kumbh Mela

Ujjain Kumbh Mela in the Ujjain District of Madhya Pradesh (The heart of India) takes place at an interval of every 12 years, on the banks of holy river Shipra. Therefore, people wait for it with lots of joy. During this most auspicious period, devotees use to bath on the bank of river Shipra, at the Ram Ghat, Narsingha Ghat, and various other Ghats. The Kumbh Mela that devotees celebrate here, have a number of rituals and traditional religious practices.

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

Bathing at the Ram Ghat, Narsingha Ghat, and various other Ghats. Out of them all, the Ram Ghat, and the Narshingha Ghat are the very oldest ones.
You may see various type of saints roaming around, and doing various religious activities such as Penance and bathing.
The First Royal bath.
Second Royal bath on the bank of the river Shipra
The Third Shahi Snaan.

Historical Importance of Kumbh Mela

Here at Ujjain, The Kumbh Mela got started in the 18th century as an adaptation of the Nashik-Trimbakeshwar Simhastha. However, until the 19th century, the name of this festival was not the “Kumbh Mela” here, and it got the name later on. According to some other historical pieces of evidence, the festival got started here from the time period of Maratha King Ranoji Shinde. He invited various akharas of saints for a local festival at Nashik. From then on, this festival started here.

During the British era, it was only the Ujjain that was the Kumbh Mela destination in a princely state. While the other three were under British rule. However, Ujjain is not directly linked with the religious history of Kumbh, but it never reduces the auspiciousness of this holy place.

When to happen the next Kumbh in Ujjain

Next time, the Kumbh Mela will take place at Ujjain in 2028, between the month of April and May.

Other Religious places to visit here at Ujjain

Kumbh Mela is, however, the most fabulous and auspicious attraction here, but it’s not the all. In other words, you have a lot more places to visit here, and nearby. Some of them are Harsiddhi temple, Kalideh temple, Gomti Kund, Ratlam, Bhartruari Caves, and many others. Out of all them, Harsiddhi Temple is highly auspicious and famous as one of the 51 Shaktipeethas. it is the adobe of goddess Annapurna and looks amazingly beautiful all the time. The temple looks additional beautiful during the Navaratri eve. Ratlam is famous for the cactus garden having around 1200 varieties of cacti. Bhartruari Caves is of the 1st century where Saint “Bhartrihari” the brother of King Vikramaditya used to meditate. Therefore, here you may feel a lot of devotion.

How to reach Ujjain Kumbh

By Railway route

Lots of trains are available from all major cities to get to the Junction. Once you get to the Ujjain Junction railway station, from there you hire any of local transportation medium. It will take you around 1 hr to get to the destination.

By Road Route

To get to the Kumbh destination at Ujjain through the road route, direct buses are available from all major cities. After reaching the Ujjain bus stand, you may hire the local transportation medium to get to the Kumbh destination.

By Air Route

To get to the Ujjain through the Flight, you will have to first reach the Indore Airport. From there, you may use local transportation to get to Ujjain. It takes around 90 to 120 minutes to get to the destination. From all the major cities of India, various flights are available to take you to Ujjain.

Attraction of Ujjain Kumbh