Kumbh Mela 2015
Important Dates | About Nashik City | Climate of Nashik | Historical Facts | Previous Kumbh Mela | History
of Akhadas | Finding Accommodation | Enquiry
Nashik (Nasik) is the venue where the next Kumbh Mela 2015 will be held
at the banks of river Godavari. Kumbh mela in Nashik happens after a period of
12 years. Around 10 million (1 crore) pilgrims are expected to arrive in and take
holy bath in the river Godavari to cleanse their body and souls.
Important Dates: Here are the dates announced by Akhil Bharatiya Akhada
Parishad for the Nashik Kumbh Mela 2015.
Tuesday, 14th July 2015, flag hoisting of the main ceremony at Ram Kunda.
Friday, 14th August 2015, flag hoisting of the Akhara at Sadhugram.
August 29 2015, First Shahi Snan (Holy Bath) at RamKunda.
September 13, 2015, Second Shahi Snan (Holy Bath), Main bathing day.
18th September 2015, Third Shahi Snan (Holy Bath).
About Nashik: Nashik is one of the most popular cities of Maharashtra
state. The city is well connected by all the mediums (Road, Railway and
Flights) of transportation. The city is around 170 and 210 kms away from
Mumbai and Pune respectively.
Deluxe and luxury buses can be found from all the nearby places such as
Pune, Mumbai, Shirdi and Aurangabad.
Trimbakeshwar is a holy town which is known for having one of the twelve
Jyotirlingas in India. It is situated 37 kms from Nasik, and river Godavari
originates from here.
Climate at Nashik: The temperature will be pleasant (expected average
temperature is around 25°C) during Kumbh Mela period with the possibility
of medium rainfall.
History Behind Kumbh Mela in Nasik: According to the history of
Hindu religion, Nasik is among the four places where the amrit (elixir) from a
Kumbha (pitcher) when the gods and demons were fighting to gain its
ownership so that they become immortal after drinking the elixir which was
found after Samudra manthan.
Samudra Manthan (Churning of the Ocean)
Previous Kumbh Mela was celebrated in Allahabad which was a Maha
Kumbh, it happened after a gap of 144 years. More than 100 million Hindu
devotees and tourists are believed to have participated in this one of kind
religious and spiritual event.
History of Akhadas in Nashik: Currently there are 14 Akhadas out of
which 11 belong to the Shaiva sect and 3 to the Vaishnava sect.
Before 1838, Sadhus (Saints) from both the Akshadas used to take the holy dip
in Trimbakeshwar. Then a clash took place between them, and after that on
the request of Peshwa ruler, Shaiva sadhus started performing rituals at
Trimbakeshwar and Vaishnavs moved to Ramakunda in Nasik.
Finding an accommodation that suits your budget is no tough task in
Nasik. A wide variety of accommodation options are available in the city for
Hundreds of thousands pilgrims and tourists from all around the world.
Luxurious cottages are also there near Mela site at Nashik which can be
booked prior to coming.
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arrangements so that you can enjoy Nashik Kumbh Mela 2015 tour.
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