Kumbh Mela- 2013

Link to my observations on the Kumbh Mela: http://www.tripatini.com/profiles/blogs/kumbh-mela-instant-moksha

The Kumbh Mela held every 12 years on the banks of Rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati at Allahabad is supposedly the biggest religious fair on earth. Allahabad or Prayag is my home town and I grew up with the myths surrounding the three rivers.
Moksha is salvation and a dip in the sacred waters cleanses mind and body.

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12 Comments

  1. Amy says:

    Thank you for the tour, Travtrails!

  2. it must be such an amazing and unforgettable experience!

  3. viveka says:

    It’s not much I remember from my school time .. but this I remember when we read about it. Thanks for bring me there.

  4. frizztext says:

    “Kumbh Mela held every 12 years on the banks of Rivers Ganga” – yes, a big event, no European pope election is comparable …

  5. travtrails says:

    Thank you for visiting

  6. frizztext says:

    not easy to manage such an event … – maybe you can’t manage something like this – like a tsunami …

  7. adinparadise says:

    I read that there re 80 million pilgrims who come to this festival. That must take quite some organising and the clearing up exercise afterwards must be on a massive scale.

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