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Kumbha Sankranti Dates, Importance

Kumbh Sankranti is the day when Sun travels from Makara Rashi (or Aquarius sign) to Kumbha Rashi (or sign of Pisces), the day is celebrated as Kumbh Sankranti. Kumbh Mela begins on the day of Kumbha Sankranti, the world's largest religious festival, begins. The celebrations of Kumbh consist of three main paravalas. They are Makar Sankranti, Mouni Amavasya, and Vasanth Panchami. Millions of people gather and bathe in the Ganges river to get rid of their sins.

Kumbha Sankranti Date

One of the auspicious days as per the Hindu Solar Calendar is the Kumbha Sankranti. In the year 2021, Kumbh Sankranti falls on Friday, 12 February.

Kumbha Sankranti on Friday, February 12, 2021
Kumbha Sankranti Punya Kala - 12:36 PM to 06:09 PM
Duration - 05 Hours 34 Mins
Kumbha Sankranti Maha Punya Kala - 04:18 PM to 06:09 PM
Duration - 01 Hour 51 Mins

What do people usually do on Kumbh Sankranti

Devotees bath in the holy Ganges River and then visit temples on the shores and seek blessings and pray. Whatever is done, they feed all the cattle.

Regional relevance

Numerous Hindu devotees across the country observe the Kumbh Sankranti. The face of rearing is probably different but the basic purpose and cause of rearing are the same. For the general population of West Bengal and Assam, it beggars the Phagun month, yet for Malayalis, according to the Malayalam date book, the festival is known as Masi Masam.

What do legends say

The Kumbh Mela is the result of a rift between gods and demons. The crack occurred when the sea was churned to hold the pot of nectar. Various objects came from inside the sea from Kamadhenu, a magical cow called Halala. But also emerged from the pot of nectar or nectar. After the emergence of the pot, it became a battle between the gods and the asuras.

Finally, Lord Vishnu took the form of Mohini and flew away with a pot of nectar. When he took off, drops of nectar fell at four places, now known as Allahabad, Haridwar, Ujjain, and Nashik.

Importance of Kumbh Sankranti

Devotees bathe in holy rivers like Ganga, Kaveri, Yamuna, Narmada, etc. on the auspicious day of Kumbh Sankranti. Devotees visit holy places like Prayagraj, Haridwar, and Sangam in Kashi in Uttar Pradesh. People there take part in mass baths which are believed to purify the body and mind. It is also believed to help the seeker attain salvation.

Kumbh Sankranti is celebrated with great fervor and at the same time, the Kumbh Mela welcomes devotees from all over the world where there is an amalgamation of culture.

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