One of the renowned festivals, celebrated in the region of Uttar –Pradesh is- Ardh Kumbh Mela. Ardh Kumbh Mela is famously known as- Prayagraj Ardh Kumbh Mela or Prayag Ardh Kumbh Mela. Every year, this sacred observance takes place for at most 40 days in the vicinity of northern zone. Devotees from across the world pay visits to wash off their sins and wrongdoings by taking a holy bathe in the Triveni Sangam at Prayag (Allahabad). Sages and seers, wearing saffron outfits, perform numerous ritualistic ceremonies while taking dips inside the pious water to get salvation and free from all types of hindrances. Not only Hindus arrive at Prayag to take glances of this majestic fair, however tourists from all over the globe witness the allure of the Sangam. Sangam is basically the conjunction of three foremost rivers- Yamuna, Ganga, and Saraswati.
Snan Parva (Timings):
Makar Sankranti -1st shahi Snan- 15 Jan 2019
Paush Purnima 21 Jan 2019
Paush Ekadashi 31 Jan 2019
Mauni Amavasya (2nd Shahi Snan) 04 Feb 2019
Basant Panchami (3rd shahi Snan) 10 Feb 2019
Magh Ekadashi 16 Feb 2019
Maghi Purnima 19 Feb 2019
Maha Shivratri 04 Mar 2019
As per the Hindu beliefs, Ashwamegha Yagya was done by Lord Brahma, prior to the creation of the world. God performed Ashwamegha Yagya very near to Brahmeshwara temple and adjacent to Dashwamedh Ghat in Allahabad, now known as- Parayagraj or Prayag.
Ardh Kumbh Mela is organised in four major places in
India- Nashik, Ujjain, Haridwar and Allahabad, however Allahabad attracts
zillions of worshippers and devotees during this one of a kind fair.