Maha Kumbh Mela Allahabad
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Kumbh Mela (Also known as Mahakumbh Mela) is a mass Hindu pilgrimage and festival of faith in which Hindus gather to bath in a holy river. Kumbh Mela held every third year at one of the four places by rotation: Allahabad (Prayaga), Haridwar, Ujjain and Nashik. Every twelfth year the Mahakumbh Mela is held at each of these four places. In 2013 more than 100 million people (considered to be the largest peaceful gathering in the world) were expected to visit during the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad. Every year the Magh Mela is held on the banks of Triveni Sangam in Allahabad, also this Mela (Fair) is organized every year during the Hindu month of Magh (January – February). Makar Sankranti is the first important and holy bathing day according to the Hindu calendar, pilgrims take a holy dip at the Sangam on auspicious dates.
A large number of people arrive at Magh Mela annually and stay in tents at the Ganga Sangam, spending the entire month of Magh in God Prayers. This period is known as “Kalpvas” and the people who religiously observe the “Kalpvas” are known as “Kalpvasis”.
How to Reach Kumbh Mela Prayag-
Easily reachable from both Prayag Railway Station and Allahabad Junction. Distance from Prayag Station is around 4KM and from Allahabad Junction is around 6 KM.