Kumbh (literally meaning earthen Pot) taking place every 12 years at confluence of Ganges, Yamuna & Mythological Saraswati rivers, goes dates back to mark the accidental fall of “Nectar” during the scuffle between Gods and Demons after Churning of Ocean, it is believed that at regular intervals of 12 years, the confluence waters acquires the properties of Nectar, thus absolving one of all Sins, granting Salvation (rid from cycle of Birth and death), and this causes a spectacular show of faith with largest human gathering , free from barriers of cast, creed, geography and with one common Goal…Salvation !
Maha Kumbh Mela is the largest mass Hindu religious gathering in the world. A river festival predating even recorded history, Kumbh Mela symbolizes faith and hope to millions who participate, and the rest who hope to do so in the next one!
Held every three years in one of the four holy cities of Haridwar, Allahabad, Nasik and Ujjain, a holy dip in these sacred waters is believed to wash away your sins most efficaciously.
Kumbh is the single most important thread which binds the modern day Hindu philosophy and way of life to the ancient knowledge of the very enlightened sages who devised the rituals of a surprisingly contemporary religion, eons ago.
Allahabad or City of God in Persian, also known as Prayag is a city in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Allahabad is one of the fastest growing cities in India at present. The ancient name of the city is Prayag and is believed to be the spot where Brahma offered his first sacrifice after creating the world. It is one of four sites of the mass Hindu pilgrimage Kumbh Mela. It has a position of importance in Hindu scriptures for it is situated at Triveni Sangam, the confluence of the holy rivers Ganges and Yamuna, and the ancient Saraswati River.