The grand Simhasth Kumbh Mahaparv (Mela) is going to be held at Ujjain in the year 2016. It is the time when the religious and spiritual gathering dipped their soul and body in the holy water of the holy river Kshipra. Ujjain is situated on the banks of the River Shipra. It is not famous for its natural beauty, the main attraction lies in the innumerable temples and Kumbh fair.
On the banks of the river Shipra, the Magh Mela is celebrated with great pomp and show. On every 12th year this festival is organized on a large scale that attracts millions of people.
According to Indian mythology, there are seven major Hindu pilgrimage sites in all. Ujjain is considered to be one of them. The importance of this city among the Hindus has been enhanced over the years as it is one of the sites where the holy Kumbh Mela takes place every twelve years.
There are many tales behind the celebration of Kumbh mele in Ujjain. But the most interesting of them is that this Ujjain was formed from the story of Sagar Manthan. Sagar Manthan is the discovery of the nectar pot by churning the waters of the ocean. It is believed that the nectar falls on this place during the battle time of Gods and demons.
The Kumbh Mela is celebrated at different locations depending on the position of the planet of Brhaspati (Jupiter) and the sun. It is celebrated at Ujjain when Jupiter and the sun are in Scorpio (Vrishchik Rashi).
During the Simhasth Kumbh Mahaparv you can enjoy a lot including
There will be a yoga seminar during the Ujjain Kumbh Mela. You can attend the “Global Yoga Convention” on 5 to 15 may 2016 at Ujjain. The sages of ancient times have always emphasized on the importance of Yoga and meditation. In order to actually gain a total mental balance one has to get into the practice of Yoga. It also soothes mind, body and soul to a great extent.
Mahakaleshwar temple is one of the twelve Jyotirlinga temples of Shiva in India. This temple houses a great Jyotirlinga of lord Shiva. In the Mahakaleshwar, lord Shiva has been worshipped for the last 500 years. During the Simhasth Kumbh mela, lack of pilgrims of different community visit this temple.
Other Famous Temples
At Ujjain there are 108 temples are located. Kal Bhairava is one of the greatest destinations for the Bhairavs. Here all the eight Bhairavs are worshipped. You can also visit Bade Ganeshji Ka Mandir, Chintaman Ganesh, Harsiddhi Temple, Gopal Mandir, Ram Janardhan Mandir, Mangalnath Mandir, etc.
Pry of the Holy Sages
To attain salvation many sages, priests, pilgrimages and devotees fused together and attend this huge celebration of kumbh. Some sages dubbed their self in ash and some of them keep their body necked. It is actually a good fortune to witness this holy and grand yatra. All these sages and devotees come here to attain salvation and libration from this birth and death recycle.
Shahi Snan (royal bath) in Holy River Shipra
According to the hindu mythology the nectar from the nector pot, fell on the four holy rivers and the Shipra river of Ujjain is one of them. Hence, river Kshipra became the enhancer of life since then we celebrate this grand event of Kumbh Meal. So those who take a royal bath in Shipra River at the time of kumbh mela wash their sins of all previous births.
Important days to take a holy dip during the Kumbh are
• 22 April 2016 (Friday) Purnima – Full Moon (Shahi Snaan)
• 03 May 2016 (Tuesday) Vratparv Varuthini Ekadashi
• 06 May 2016 (Friday) Vaishakh Krishna Amavasya
• 09 May 2016 (Monday) Akshaya Tritya
• 11 May 2016 (Wednesday) Shukla Panchami(Shankaracharya Jayanti)
• 15 May 2016 (Sunday) Vrishabh Sankranti
• 17 May 2016 (Tuesday) Mohini Ekadashi
• 19 May 2016 (Thursday) Pradosh
• 20 May 2016 (Friday) Nursingh Jayanti
• 21 May 2016 (Saturday) Purnima (Pramukh Shahi Snaan)
During this grand event of Simhasth Kumbh Mahaparv, a common people can attend the grand yatras of great sages. Lacks of sages from the every nook and corner of the world come Ujjain to attend this event. On the date of Snan they come together to take bath in the holy river Shipra. At that time their walk to the ghats of the Shipra River becomes a unique combination of divinity and purity. The crowd of sages, priests and devotees come together with the roaring of elephants and camels.
Peace Your Mind
You can peace your mind by attending the grand morning and evening Arti, listening the divine lectures and participating in the cultural programmers. You can also attend Bhajan and Kirtan every day.
Shoping and Cuisine
You can also visit the local market and shop some beautiful craft and exclusive and ethnic artifacts, dress materials, jewelry, Tribal metal work, pottery and some leather goods. You can also enjoy eating Pure Vegetarian Multi Cuisine Meals.
Government of Ujjain arrange some facilities for the tourists comfortable stay like a high alert and well planed law and order situations, around two hundred CCTV cameras, emergency medical and fire brigade facility etc.
So do not miss the opportunity to experience the inexperienced Kumbh Mela and largest pilgrimage gathering.
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