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Kumbh Mela 2015 Nasik Shahi Snan Importance, Schedule Latest Info

Kumbh Mela

Kumbh Mela is regarded as the greatest pilgrimage and event of Hindus which occurs once in 12 years. The Kumbh Mela 2015 has started from 14th July 2015 in Nashik and continued till 11th August 2016. We are here to tell you the Importance of Shahi Snan and latest information of Maha Kumbh Schedule.

Kumbh Mela is celebrated as a sign of purity and auspiciousness by people all around the World. Millions of Hindus take a plunge in the holy waters of Ganga, Yamuna and the spiritual Saraswati on the eve of celebration of Kumbh Mela.

Nashik Kumbh Mela Dates 2015:

Below table consists of the complete details of Kumbh Mela in Nashik for the year 2015:

Date (2015) Event
14th July Flag hoisting of the main ceremony at Ram Kunda
14th August Flag hoisting of the Akhara at Sadhugram
26th August Shravan Shudha- First Snan
29th August First Shahi Snan
13th September Second Shahi Snan
18th September Third Shahi Snan
25th September Bhadrapad Shukla Dwadashi – Vaman Dwadashi Snan

You Must Know…

Kumbh Mela comes to Haridwar while Jupiter is in Aquarius as well as Sun is in Aries in the Chaitra (Hindu month) which is the month of March-April. In Allahabad it is occurred in the month of January to February while Jupiter is in Aries or Taurus with Sun and Moon are in Capricorn during Magha (Hindu Month). It arrives in Nasik during the Hindu month of Bhadraprada which is the month of August-September, while Sun and Jupiter are in Leo. And Ujjain celebrates it whilst Jupiter is in Leo as well as Sun is in Aries, otherwise when all three are in Libra in Vaisakha (Hindu Month) which is April-May.

Railway Provision:

  • Railways have decided to start 12 super-fast particular trains between Nasik Road and Howrah on the occasion of Kumbh Celebration in Nasik.
  • Central Railway has notified that train No 02859 super-fast will depart Nasik Road at 4:30 pm on July 14, August 19 and August 29, September 13, 18 and 25 and will reach at Howrah at 6:15 pm the following day.
  • These trains will stop at Bhusaval, Nagpur, Raipur, Bilaspur, Rourkela and Tatanagar stations and possess one AC-2 tier, four AC-3 tier, 10 sleeper class, 4 second class facilities.
  • Train no 02859 will be started as fully reserved super-fast train on particular charges. Bookings for this train leaving on July 14, August 19 and 29 will release on July 11 at all locations of Reservation Systems and on Internet.

10 Million Pilgrims For Kumbh Mela Gathering:

The Maharashtra government is making arrangements to receive more than 10 million pilgrims for Kumbh Mela this year which is planned after 12 years in Nashik-Trimbakeshwar. All the Preparations have been made to offer all sorts of infrastructure and facilities such as accommodation and boarding, water supply, transportation, and even provisions for the Shahi Snan for pilgrims, probable to congregate from all around the world. The final budget prepared is of Rs.2, 380 crores for making all the preparations as well as creating a `Sadhugram` for the reside of about 200,000 holy men in Kumbh Mela.

Why Kumbh Is Celebrated After Every 12 Years?

Kumbh Mela is celebrated after every 12 years, as an effect of Amrut had to be extricated from Danavas. Therefore God had to enfold it at entirely diverse places – Swargalok, Mrutyulok and Patallok. Gods were resided on Mrutyulok for a period of twelve days. So Gods had been on earth for a period of twelve years with Amrut. Hence every twelve years Kumbha Mela is usually celebrated at the four places, where Amrut droplets had descended.

The Ritual:

The main event of this celebration is sacrament bathing at the river banks by the millions of devouts in Ganga, Godavari and Kshipra rivers. Nasik has attracted highest visitors reaching about to 75 million. Other activities which occur on this occasion are religious deliberations, devotional singing, sacred assemblies and crowd feeding wherever doctrines are debated. It is considered as the most fortunate and holy of all the pilgrimages. Thousands of devouts and women gather for this festival to participate in it and get benefitted with the auspicious ness and blessings of this festival.

Most Crucial Days Throughout The Kumbh Mela:

The most significant day of Kumbh Mela is Bhishma Ekadasi Snan. On this day, Bhishma Pithamaha, most influential and most virtuous personality adhered to Kuru dynasty (over 5000 years before) portrayed the prominence of Lord Krishna with Sri Vishnu Sahasranama toward Yudhishtira, biggest brother of Pandavas.

Mauni Amavasya customarily fascinated the major crowds at the mela. The day signified the second and the leading Shahi Snan of this event, through 13 akharas captivating to the Sangam. Last biggest bathing day was occurred on 10 Feb 2013 at the Maha Kumbh Mela and possibly the biggest human gathering had seen on that day. Above 30 million devotees had dived in holy waters on the event of Mauni Amavasya thus celebrating the spirituality of the occasion.


Year Prayag Nashik Ujjain Haridwar
1983 Ardha Kumbh
1989 Purna Kumbh
1991 Sihasth
1992 Kumbh Ardha Kumbh
1995 Ardha Kumbh
1998 Kumbh
2001 Purna Kumbh
2003 Sihasth
2004 Kumbh Ardha Kumbh
2007 Ardha Kumbh
2010 Kumbh
2013 Maha Kumbh -
2015 Sihasth
2016 Kumbh Ardha Kumbh
2019 Ardha Kumbh
2022 Kumbh

Kumbh Mela is a belief of Hindu Pilgrimage which involves peaceful gathering of devotees from distinct parts of the world. We have provided all the significant information on the eve of the Kumbh Mela so that you can get the entire details at single place. Visitors must go through it to concede the aspects of this special occasion.

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