Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Bathing Dates for Kumbh Mela 2010

Bathing Dates for Kumbh 2010

Ardha Kumbha and Maha Kumbha are the occasions when millions of people gather to take holy dip in the sacred waters. This is main reason for one to attend the Maha Kumbha and the Ardha Kumbha festival. It is believed that a holy dip in sacred rivers during Maha Kumbh or Ardh kumbh takes human out of the circle of life and death and one attains Moksha. Devotees, saints/sadhus turn up in great number from all over the world to take a dip in the holy waters of rivers like the Ganges, Yamuna and the mythological Saraswati at Parayag (Sangam). According to traditions these holy rivers offers purity, wealth, fertility and wash away the sins of all those who take bath.

Bathing Dates for Haridwar Maha Kumbh 2010

14 January 2010 - Makar Sankranti Snan - First Snan (bath)

15 January 2010 - Mauni Amavasya and Surya Grahan (Solar Eclipse) - Second Snan

20 January 2010 - Basant Panchmi Snan - Third snan

30 January 2010 - Magh Purnima Snan - Fourth Snan

12 February 2010 - Maha Shivratri - Pratham Shahi Snan - First Royal Bath

15 March 2010 - Somvati Amavasya - Dvitya Shahi Snan - Second Royal Bath

24 March 2010 - Ram Navmi - Fifth Snan

30 March 2010 - Chaitra Purnima Snan

14 April 2010 - Baisakhi - Pramukh Shahi Sanan - Main Royal Bath

28 April 2010 - Shakh Purnima - Snan

The Holi Dip

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