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kumbh mela nashik dates and celebrations in 2015

July 14, 2015

The KumbhMela is one of the most sacred festivals of India when hordes of Hindu pilgrims gather at a place to bathe in a holy river as the belief goes that this will wash away their sins. The story goes that once while the Gods and demons were having a row over some nectar/honey then Lord Vishnu flew away with the pot of honey and inadvertently spilled drops of nectar at four different places – Nashik, Haridwar, Ujjain and Prayag. And so these are the places that this mass congregation takes place periodically even today.
The celebration of KumbhMela depends on the position of the sun. So when the Jupiter and the sun falls on the zodiac sign, Leo, the KumbhMela is celebrated at Trimbakeshwar in Nashik. An event celebrated with great enthusiasm at the KumbhMela, the masses of people gathered collect and take part in religious ceremonies connected with this event. Some of these are holding religious sermons and discussions, taking part in singing devotional hymns and songs, as also feeding of holy men and women as well as the poor people. The most sacred ritual is taking a dip in the river and almost all the people who attend the KumbhMela so as an attempt to wash away their sins.

Kumbh Mela Celebrations At Trimbakeshwar
KumbhMela is celebrated at Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga temple in Nashik which is in Maharashtra. Considered a very holy town, the KumbhMela is celebrated once every twelve years in Nashik as one of the twelve Jyotirlingas,Triyambakeshwar Jyotirlinga temple is situated there. KumbhMela in Nashik is celebrated once in every twelve years here.
Legend has it that when Lord Vishnu flew from earth to heaven, he dropped some nectar in the Godavari river that flows in Nashik and so the place is considered sacred amongst the Hindus. When the Sun and Jupiter are in the zodiac sign of Leo, the famous KumbhMelas is held in Nashik. When the fair takes places, people descend from all over to be a part of the celebrations here. Thousands of people, amongst them religious sadhus or holy men as well as common folk from all walks of life, rich and poor take a dip in these holy waters at the two bathing ghats of Ramkund and Kushavarta. There are auspicious dates and times for taking these baths or holy dips, as soon as these dates are made public the crowds come to be a part of the KumbhMela.
Nashik Kumbh Mela Dates
The last time the KumbhMela was celebrated in Nashik was twelve years ago in 2003. This year in 2015, people Nashik will again be the venue of this event which is slated to happen between 14 Jul and 25 September 2015.

Auspicious Bathing Dates for Maha Kumbh Mela Nashik 2015
The Maha Kumbh Festival 2015 at Nashik is speculated to be one of the largest congregations in the history of mankind. This time, it will be held from 14th July to 25th September 2015.
- 14th July (Tuesday): Flag hoisting of the main ceremony at Ram Kunda
- 14th August (Friday): Flag hoisting of the Akhara at Sadhugram
- 26th August (Wednesday): Shravan Shudha- First Snan
- 29th August (Saturday): Shravan Purnima - First Shahi Snan at Ram Kunda
- 13th September (Sunday): Bhadrapad Amavasya - Second Shahi Snan/ Main bathing day
- 18th September (Friday): Bhadrapad Shukla Panchmi (Rushipanchami) - Third Shahi Snan
- 25th September (Friday): Bhadrapad Shukla Dwadashi - Vaman Dwadashi Snan

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