|Ardh Kumbh Mela Haridwar 2016 | Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2016|
Every 6 years, either haridwar or allahabad hosts Ardh / Ardha (half) kumbh mela on the bank of Holy Ganges. It's believed in Hinduism that drops of nectar fell from the Kumbha carried by god after the sea was churned. Every hindu religion follower believes that bathing in the holy rive at Ganges during Kumbh Mela or Ardh Kumbh mela cleanse a person of all sin. Ardh Kumbh Mela is known as the "world's largets gathering of religious pilgrims." During 2016 Ardh Kumbh Mela Haridwar approx 80 million people are expected to take the holy dip at river ganges. Be the part of this religious festivities in India with us and experience Ardh Kumbh Haridwar while learning more about Hinduism.
Being a western traveler or having no knowledge about when is the right time to visit Ardh Kumbh Mela 2016 Haridwar is your question; below dates are the ones that you cannot miss. Bathing dates are the main important dates when Naga Sadhus, Sadhus, Pilgrims take a holy dip at Ganges with the belief that the water of Holy river Ganges turns into Aamrit. Entire kumbh mythology is based upon bathing dates.
The main & common reason for one to attend the holy festival of Kumbh Mela is to take dip in Holy river, It is said that a holy dip in sacred rivers during Maha Kumbh or Ardh kumbh takes human out of the circle of life & death. Pilgrims & Sadhus in great numbers from around the world visit here to liberate themselves. There are many bathing ghats at Haridwar the main ghat is Har Ki Pauri. However Asthi Parvath Ghat, Subhash Ghat, Gau Ghat and Sati Ghat are also one of the most busy ghats for holy dip during Ardh Kumbh Mela 2016 haridwar.
As per Hindu mythology and history, Lord Bharma - God of creation gave some advise to the gods to get rid of their weakness, caused during the creation of earth. Following the advise of Lord Brahma, the god began the task of churning od ocean in order to achieve nectar (Amrit) from its water. As the task was very tough, God sought assistance of demons and made a deal with demon that they could have latter half of the nectar that was to be obtained from churning of Ocean.
The first ever written evidence of Kumbh Mela could be accounted to Chinese Traveler, Huan Tsang or Xuanzang dated 602 - 664 A.D. However, the observance dates back many centuries to ancient India's Vedic period, where the river festivals first started getting organised.
The account goes that the Gods had lost their strength, and to regain it, they thought of churning the Ksheera Sagara (primordial ocean of milk) for amrita (the nectar of immortality). This required them to make a temporary agreement with their arch enemies, the demons or Asuras, to work together with a promise of sharing the nectar equally thereafter. However, when the Kumbha (urn) containing the amrita appeared, a fight ensued. For twelve days and twelve nights (equivalent to twelve human years) the gods and demons fought in the sky for the pot of amrita. It is believed that during the battle, Lord Vishnu flew away with the Kumbha of elixir spilling drops of amrita at four places: Allahabad, Haridwar, Ujjain and Nashik. ....Read More
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