What Happens in Kumbh Mela-A short Vlog of Maha Kumbh 2013 and Ardh Kumbh 2019


Kumbh Mela is a mass Hindu pilgrimage of faith in which Hindus gather to bathe in a sacred or holy river. Traditionally, four fairs are widely recognized as the Kumbh Melas: the Prayagraj Kumbh Mela, Haridwar Kumbh Mela, the Nashik-Trimbakeshwar Simhastha, and Ujjain Simhastha. These four fairs are held periodically at one of the following places by rotation: Allahabad (Prayagraj), Haridwar, Nashik district (Nashik and Trimbak), and Ujjain. The main festival site is located on the banks of a river: the Ganges (Ganga) at Haridwar; the confluence (Sangam) of the Ganges and the Yamuna and the invisible Sarasvati at Allahabad; the Godavari at Nashik; and the Shipra at Ujjain. Bathing in these rivers is thought to cleanse a person of all their sins. We take you through an inside journey of the festival which we experienced during Maha Kumbh 2013 and Ardh Kumbh 2019, both held in Prayagraj, Allahabad.
Music Courtesy: Ben Sound, Dana Gillespie
Camera: Pixel2, Go Pro and Canon D550
Info Courtesy: Wikipedia, kumbh.gov.in

For all those who want to feel the pulse of the KUMBH MELA then make sure you are 2-3 days before 18th Jan 2026 - if you have not seen the Mauni Amavasya of Prayagraj then you have seen nothing


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nearly 50 million people visiting/taking a bath on the Mauni Amavasya day?! Mind boggling and scary... Wonder how they manage?