The Kumbh Mela will be held from January 14 at Haridwar in Uttarakhand this time. The Kumbh Snan/bathing has very significant importance on the day of Makar Sankranti. It is believed that bathing in the Ganges on this day gives freedom from all the sins and brings salvation to the being.
The Kumbh Mela is organized on the basis of astrological calculations.
Mela is being held after 11 years this time. Though the Kumbh Mela is held after every 12 years but this time it’s a special exception.
This is because the Guru will not be in Aquarius (Kumbh) Rashi in the year 2022. So thats why this time the Kumbh is being held in the 11th year.
Kumb Mela: The key role
In Kumbh Mela, Surya (Sun) and Devguru Brihaspati (Jupiter) are considered to have the key role. The date of celebration of Kumbh Mela is fixed on the basis of the calculation of both these planets.
In addition to Shahi Shanan/baths at Kumbh, there are baths on certain dates. Here are the dates of all Snans/baths. Officially, the Kumbh Mela will start from the Royal Baths of March.
Auspicious Muhurat and Tithi of Kumbh Mela 2021
- 1st Shahi Snan – 11th March Shivratri
- 2nd Shahi Snan – 12th April Somawati Amavasya
- 3rd Main Shahi Snan – 14th April Megh Sankranti
- 4th Shahi Snan – 27th April Baisakhi Purnima
6 other Snans/Bath
14th January 2021 Makar Sankranti
11th February Mouni Amavasya
16th February Basant Panchami
27th February Magh Purnima
13th April Chaitra Shukla Pratipada (Hindi New Year)
21st April Ram Navami
The COVID-19 guideline is being taken care of in organising the Kumbh Mela this year. With the ban on tourist visas in India, this time foreign devotees will be seen in a very small number at Kumbh.