|Nasik Kumbh Mela – 2003||Ujjain Kumbh Mela – 2004|
Red Swastik Society is social organization based in Mumbai city with 58 branches all over India rendering medical aid to mankind irrespective of caste, creed, faith, race or colour.
We have organized health services through well trained doctors & ambulances alongwith the local medical authorities during Sinhastha Kumbh Mela at Nasik Trimbakeshwar in 2003 and serviced 2,08,000 pilgrims through 20 beded make shift hospital. Similarly during Kumbh Mela at Ujjain in 2004 & at Haridwar in 2010 we treated 4,00,000 & 3,42,000 pilgrims respectively. All these services are provided free of charge.
Maha Kumbha Mela at Prayag, Allahabad 2013 (January 14 to March 10, 2013)
Kumbh Mela is a mass Hindu pilgrimage in which Hindus gather at the Ganges and river Godavari, where bathing for purification from sin is considered especially efficacious.
The Ardh (half) Kumbh Mela is celebrated every six years at Haridwar and Allahabad, the Purna (complete) Kumbh takes place every twelve years, at four places Allahabad, Haridwar, Ujjain, and Nashik. The Maha (great) Kumbh Mela which comes after 12 ‘Purna Kumbh Melas’, or 144 years, is held at Allahabad.
The Purna Kumbha Mela will again be held at Prayag in the year 2013 (January 14 to 10 March 2013). Here is the details of most auspicious days (Bathing Dates)in year 2013 during Maha Kumbh Festival (mela).
14th January 2013(Sunday) – Makar Sankranti
27 January 2013(Sunday) – Paush Purnima
6 February 2013 (Wednesday) – Ekadashi Snan
10 February 2013 (Sunday) – Mauni Amavasya Snan (Main Bathing Day)
15 February 2013 (Friday) – Basant Panchami Snan
17 February 2013 (Sunday) – Rath Saptami Snan
21 February 2013(Thursday) – Bhisma Ekadashi Snan
25 February 2013(Monday) – Maghi Purnima Snan
Allahabad is located in the southern part of the Uttar Pradesh at the confluence of two major rivers of India – The Ganges and River Yamuna.
The Prayag (Allahabad) Kumbh Mela is the largest and holiest of all melas and is believed to be the most auspicious. On important bathing dates, millions of pilgrims take bath on the banks of the holy Sangam. The Purna (complete) Kumbh or Maha Kumbh, the biggest and the most auspicious fair, which falls once every 12 years in Allahabad. Ardha Kumbh Mela is held every 6th year and the Magh Mela is the annual version of the Kumbh. The main bathing days are known as ‘Shahi Snans’ or ‘Royal Bathing Days’.
Historical and Mythological Importance of Allahabad
Allahabad or City of God in Persian, also known as Prayag. The ancient name of the city is Prayag and is believed to be the spot where Brahma offered his first sacrifice after creating the world. It is one of four sites of the mass Hindu pilgrimage Kumbh Mela. It has a position of importance in Hindu scriptures for it is situated at Triveni Sangam, the confluence of the holy rivers Ganges and Yamuna, and the ancient Saraswati River.
Climate in Allahabad during Kumbh Mela
Allahabad features the typical version of a humid subtropical climate that is common to cities in north-central India. During Kumbh Mela 2013 it will winter season.
The winter season lasts from December to March. Temperatures rarely drop to the freezing point. Maximum temperatures are around 22 °C (72 °F) and minimum around 10 °C (50 °F).
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