Kumbha Sankranti is also know as Kubha mela which is one of the biggest and auspicious religious gathering at one place. Many communities across the eastern parts in India celebrate the Kumbha mela or Kumbha sankranti in the favour of religious rituals. Millions of peoples and devotes came and meet at an point at the ghats of ganga. The festivial is been linked with some religious rituals and with some holy sprities which says that bathing in the river ganga in the Kumbha mela may help you to remove all yours sins and all evil sprites of past and future. On Kumbha Sankranti, the Sun is in a transitory phase and moves from Makar Rashi to Kumbha Rashi. Out of the twelve Sankranti that occur during a year, Kumbha Sankranti is the eleventh. Many communities across Eastern India celebrate Kumbha Sankranti with religious fervor.
Kumbha Sankranti Significance
Kumbha Sankranti has a lot of significance in Hindu religion. It is been believed that all the god and goddess of the universe take a holy dip in the rivers of the country and taking a dip in the river after that brings a lots of Joy and Happiness and Prosperity in the life of all the persons. Many devotees visit Haridwar and Allahabad and offer prayers on the bank of Ganges. Several devotees take a holy dip in the waters of Godavari, Yamuna, Narmada and the Shipra, which are also considered holy rivers. Feeding cows are also considered an auspicious practice on this day
Important Dates for Kumbha Sankranti 2021
|Sunrise||February 12th 2021 7: 05 AM|
|Sunset||February 12th 2021 6:17 PM|
|Punya Kaal Muhurta||February 12th 2021 12:41- 6:17 PM|
|Maha Punya Kaal Muhurta||February 12th 2021 4:25 – 6: 17 PM|
|Sankranti||February 12th 2021 9:18 PM|
Kumbha Mela / Sankranti 2020 date
|Name of Festival||Day||Date of Festival|
|Kumbha Sankranti / Kumbha Mela||Thursday||13 February 2020|
Kumbha Sankranti marks the beginning of the eleventh month in the Hindu calendar The time is been consider as most auspicious time for the offering food to the cows and Brahmins and for all the other Dan– Punya Activities.
Kumbha Sankranti Legend :
Kumbha Sankranti was started during 629 CE at the time of King Harshvardhan. Kumbh Mela is celebrated every 12 years at Haridwar, Allahabad, Ujjain, and Nashik on the banks of rivers Ganga, Sangam of Ganga and Yamuna, Shipra and Godavari respectively. People take a dip in these holy rivers, and it is believed that it makes you free from all your sins and makes you pure.
Every year millions of peoples attends the Kumbha Sankranti every y\ear. Peoples of all age group come and gather at the ghats of Ganga, Yummna, Shipra and Godavari to celebrate the auspicious occasion of Kumbha Sankranti. The peoples of all age group take dip in the rivers to take the blessings of all the gods, After taking the holy bath, the devotees visit temples located on the banks of the ghats to pray for peace and happiness. Making offerings to cows is considered auspicious on Kumbha Sankranti. Monks and devotees alike bathe in the holy rivers and seek solace for their present and future lives. The holy dip taken in rivers is known as Sankramana Snana.
Important dates Between 2017 to 2027 for the Kumbha Sankranti
|2018||Tuesday, 13th February|
|2019||Wednesday, 13th February|
|2020||Thursday, 13th February|
|2021||Friday, 12th February|
|2022||Sunday, 13th February|
|2023||Monday, 13th February|
|2024||Tuesday, 13th February|
|2025||Wednesday, 12th February|
|2026||Friday, 13th February|
|2027||Saturday, 13th February|