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Maha Kumbh Mela the Symbolic to the Success of Nirvana

Maha Kumbh Mela is world's greatest festival. It is a way to free from the life cycle of birth and death. Kumbh is the Sanskrit word. This big event takes place at the banks of river Ganga at Haridwar or Allahabad. Kumbh is the largest gathering of people in world where all have desire to wash their sins and get salvation. Kumbh derives its name from the Pot. Allahabad is considered as famous Uttar Pradesh Tourist Attractions. Maha Kumbh Mela 2013 is scheduled to start at Allahabad from 14 January and it is the first auspicious date for bathing in river Ganga. Last time duration of the Kumbh mela was 44 days but this time it will last for 56 days and that is the reason why a massive eighty million devotees are expected to take a dip in the water of holy river Ganga this year. Kumbh Mela is celebrated every 3 years, the Ardh (half) Kumbh Mela every 6 years, and Maha Kumbh Mela every 12 years. Year 2013 is the year for Maha Kumbh Mela which will be held in Prayag (according to planetary positions), where the ritual bath ceremony will take place on the banks of the rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical river Saraswati. Devotees generally have this strong belief that that water of the holy river Ganga attains nectar like properties during the period of Kumbh Fair and the holy water will wash all their sins and rejuvenate the body. Allahabad, the host city of Maha Kumbh Mela 2013, is one of the most important cities for Hindu pilgrims and it is also known as Prayag. Important bathing dates for the same are: Paush Purnima: 27 January 2013 (Sunday) Ekadashi Snan: 6 February 2013 (Wednesday) Mauni Amavasya Snan: 10 February 2013 (Sunday)- This is the main bathing date Basant Panchami Snan: 15 February 2013 (Friday) Rath Saptami Snan: 17 February 2013 (Sunday) Bhisma Ekadashi Snan: 18 February 2013(Monday) Maghi Purnima Snan: 23 February 2013(Monday) Uttar Pradesh Tourist Attractions are worth to visit. The festival witnesses thousands of sadhus in saffron sheets, with their bodies smeared with ash, religious discussions of grand scale, and devotional singing by the entranced devotees. Particular attraction of the event is the Naga Sanyasis, monks, considered preservers of faith, who have renounced the world and refuse to wear clothes even in the severest of winter. Pilgrims from all walks of life make offerings to the departed souls of their dear ones. Last time Kumbh Mela was celebrated in the year 2001, approximately Fifty million devotees participated and it was a record. But in 2013, more than 85 million pilgrims are predictable to participate. Approximately twelve days and twelve nights there was a violent fight between god and demons in order to possess the container of amrit. It is believed that during the fight, drops of amrit fell on the four places, Nasik, Ujjain, Haridwar and Allahabad. In order to remember the holy event, Kumbh Mela celebrated in four places. Plan a tour to Uttar Pradesh Tourist Attractions and visit Allahabad to experience the Maha Kumbh Mela 2013.