Simhastha Kumbh 2016

Simhastha Kumbh 2016

The Simhastha Kumbh is an peerless celebration in India. It is held once every twelve years at these four places and attracts millions of devotees.
The popular legend regarding the origin of Kumbh Melas is the Samudra Manthan(churning of the ocean). Gods and demons competed ercely in the churning in search of the divine nectar of immortality. During this epic battle to capture the Urn containing the nectar, drops of the precious liquid fell on four places – Haridwar, Prayag (Allahabad), Nashik and Ujjain.
River Kshipra became the enhancer of life in ujjain and to celebrate this event since then the grand festival came in vogue.
The Simhastha is special in Ujjain as it is the seat of divine Mahakal – the Lord of all times. The ritual of bathing in the holy waters of Kshipra begins on the full moon day of the Hindu month of Chaitra (March-April).

Simhastha 2016 will begin on 22nd of April and will continue till 21st of May

Main Events Date –

Shahi Snaam                                   22 April 2016              Friday

Vratparv Varuthini Ekadashi             3 May 2016                Tuseday

Vaishakha Krishna Amavasya          6 May 2016                Friday

Akshaya Tritiya                                9 May 2016                Monday

Shankaracharya Jayanti                  11 May 2016              Wednesday

Vrishabh Sankranti                          15 May 2016              Sunday

Mohini Ekadashi                              17 May 2016              Tuesday

Pradosh                                          19 May 2016              Thursday

Nursingh Jayanti                             20 MAy 2016               Friday

Pramukh Shahi Snaan                    21 May 2016               Saturday

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