According to medieval Hindu mythology, the origin of the festival can be found in the ancient legend of samudra manthan. "Vishnu was carrying a Kumbh (pot) of amrit (nectar), when a scuffle broke out and four drops were spilled. They fell to earth at the four Tirthas of Prayag, Haridwar, Nasik and Ujjain."
A tirtha is a place where the devout can attain salvation. The event is commemorated every three years by the Kumbh Mela, held at each tirtha in turn; the Sangam is known as Tirtharaj, the ‘King of Tirthas’ and here the Kumbh is held once in every twelve years, which is the greatest and holiest of all.
One of the largest and holiest cities of India. It is situated on the confluence of holy river Ganga, Yamuna and Sarswati. It encompasses a large area and is an inland peninsula surrounded by the rivers Ganga and Yamuna from three sides with only one side connected to the mainland. City is also famous for having associated with 7 Prime Ministers of India Sh. Jawahar Lal Nehru, Sh. Lal Bahadur Shastri, Mrs. Indira Gandhi, Sh. Rajiv Gandhi, Sh. Gulzari Lal Nanda, Sh. Vishwanath Pratap Singh and Sh. Chandrashekhar they were all either born in city, alumni of AU or elected from a constituency.
"Chalo Kumbh Chalo-Chalo, Kumbh Chalo"
Going to be held when the Jupiter will be in Aries, the Sun and Moon in Capricorn; or Jupiter is in Taurus and the Sun in Capricorn. This celestial setting will next be seen from 15 January to 4 March in the city of Allahabad.
Nearly Rs 2,500 crore will be devoted for the this Kumbh in January 2019 under the new Yogi Adityanath government, over two times more than what Uttar Pradesh had spent on the last Kumbh held there in 2013.
Expected to see a footfall of at least 12 crore people.
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