This time in the 11th year Kumbh Mela in Haridwar …
Kumbh festival is an important festival of Sanatan Hinduism, in which crores of devotees take bath in the Kumbh festival at Prayag, Haridwar, Ujjain and Nashik. In such a situation, this time the Kumbh Mela is held in Haridwar 2021 (haridwar Kumbh mela 2021). Kumbh / Maha Kumbh Mela takes place every twelve years while Ardh Kumbh Mela takes place after six years.
Kumbh Mela is organized in four places throughout India and Haridwar is one of them which is situated on the banks of river Ganga. However, this time the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar is being held in the 11th year itself in 2021. The reason for this is because according to planetary transit, Jupiter will not enter Aquarius next year, hence Kumbh is being organized this year.
Jupiter enters Aquarius on the occasion of Aquarius, while the Sun resides in Aries.
Haridwar is also a main tourist destination of Uttarakhand. In such a situation, where do you find the fair of Kumbh today? (kumbh mela kaha lagta hai) And how many years does the Kumbh Mela take place apart from when is the Kumbh Mela in 2021 and why is the Kumbh Mela held? Telling about this.
Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021 (Haridwar kumbh mela 2021)
Kumbh Mela is being organized in Haridwar city called Uttarakhand’s Mayanagari this year i.e. 2021. As it is believed that due to Corona epidemic, this time Haridwar Kumbh Mela will be greatly affected, but still the preparations for Kumbh are in full swing.
Why does Kumbh Mela take place? Let’s learn
According to experts, Kumbh actually means Kalash. At the same time, one of the twelve zodiac signs is Aquarius, whose symbol is also the urn. While the history of Kumbh Mela is associated with the churning of the sea. It is believed that once Maharishi Durvasa came to heaven and met Indra Dev, here he gifted a divine garland to Indra Dev. But Indra could not understand the significance of that divine garland at that time and he put the garland given to Maharishi Durvasa to his Eravat elephant and started laughing.
Due to this behavior of Indra, Durvasa Rishi got angry and cursed the gods, due to the effect of this curse, the gods started weakening and the power of enemy Asuras / demons started increasing. Due to which the Asuras defeated the gods.
In such a situation, the deity met Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu advised the gods to churn the sea in Kshirsagar in association with the demons. From then on, the gods and the demons started churning the ocean together. The Mandaranchal mountain churn was built in the Samudra manthan and led to Vasukinag, while Lord Vishnu himself became the base of the Mandaranchal mountain with the Kachhap avatar. After which the work of churning of the sea started.
In the churning of the sea, the gods caught the tail of Vasukinag and the demons mouth (Vasukinag was the flame coming out of the mouth), it was transmitting power to the gods and the power of the demons was slowly eroding.
In this Samudra Manthan a total of 14 gems came out, the first poison came out which was drunk by Lord Shankar, after that some other things came out, then in the end Dhanwantari brought the urn of nectar, seeing the nectar in the hand of Dhanvantari, the demons ran to take it, seeing this Dhanvantari Ran away from there and a war started over the nectar between the gods and asuras.
It is said that in this war, drops of nectar fell in four places at the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswati at Prayagraj (Allahabad), Godavari River at Nashik, Shipra River at Ujjain and Ganga River at Haridwar. For this reason, Kumbh Mela is held at these four places.
According to belief, this war between the gods and the demons lasted for 12 days, 12 days of the gods are considered equal to 12 years of the earth. This is the reason that the Kumbh Mela is held after every 12 years, it is believed that the way the old time comes after every 12 hours in the clock, similarly the water of rivers also brings nectar after every 12 years.
Main baths of Kumbh Mela Haridwar 2021
6-day main bath is very important in Kumbh Mela.
The first bath has taken place on 14 January 2021 –
Other main baths are as follows…
11 February 2021 on the day of Mauni Amavasya
16 February 2021 on Basant Panchami
February 27, 2021 is the day of the full moon of Magh
13 April 2021 of Chaitra Shukla Pratipada
On 24 April 2021 Ramnavmi
At Haridwar Kumbh Mela: glimpse of folk culture of Uttarakhand …
This time, Mayanagari is decorated like a bride on the occasion of Kumbh. This year the walls will also get a glimpse of the folk culture of Uttarakhand. In which pictures of Kumaon customs and cultural dance Chholiya dance have also been engraved, it is believed that this will also give a different identity to the folk culture of Uttarakhand.