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Allahabad Kumbh Mela 2019 Main/Special Bathing Dates
14/15 January 2019 Makar Sankranti (1St shahi Snan)
21 January 2019 Paush Purnima
31 January 2019 Paush Ekadashi
04 February 2019 Mauni Amavasya (Main Royal Bath-2ndshahi Snan)
10 February 2019 Basant Panchami (3rd shahi Snan)
16 February 2019 Maghi Purnima
19 February 2019 Maghi Ekadashi
04 March 2019 Maha Shivratri

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Allahabad Kumbh Mela

     The Allahabad Kumbh Mela is a mela held every 12 years at Prayag (Allahabad), India. The exact date is determined according to Hindu astrology: the Mela is held when Jupiter is in Taurus and the sun and the moon are in Capricorn.[1] The fair involves ritual bathing at Triveni Sangam, the meeting points of three rivers: the Ganga, the Yamuna and the mythical Sarasvati. The latest Allahabad Kumbh Mela took place in 2013 and became the largest religious gathering in the world with almost 120 million visitors. The next one is scheduled for 2025, with an Ardh Kumbh Mela scheduled for 2019. The Mela is one of the four fairs traditionally recognised as Kumbh Melas. An annual fair, known as Magh Mela, has been held in Allahabad since ancient times (early centuries CE), and is mentioned in the Puranas. However, the earliest mention of a Kumbh Mela at Allahabad occurs only after the mid-19th century. The Prayagwals (local Brahmins of Allahabad) are believed to have adopted the kumbha myth and the 12-year cycle of the Haridwar Kumbh Mela for their annual Magh Mela around this time. Since then, every 12 years, the Magh Mela turns into a Kumbh Mela, and six years after a Kumbh Mela, it turns into an Ardh Kumbh ("Half Kumbh") Mela.

Dates

     The Kumbh Mela at Allahabad is held in the month of Magh when Jupiter is in Aries, and Sun and Moon are in Capricorn; or Jupiter is in Taurus, and Sun in Capricorn. However, at times this astrological combiniation (Kumbh Yoga) does not coincide with the month of Magh. In such a case, the mela is still held in Magh. For example, the 1989 Kumbh Mela should have begun in mid-March according to astrological calculations; however, it started in January. There have been multiple incidences of Hindu astrologers disagreeing over the exact condition that ushers in a mela. As a result, fairs claimed to be Kumbh Melas have been at the same place in successive years. For example, 1941 and 1942 in Allahabad; and again, 1965 and 1966 in Allahabad.

History

     According to Hindu mythology, Vishnu dropped drops of Amrita (the drink of immortality) at four places, while transporting it in aKumbha (pot). These four places, including Prayag, are identified as the present-day sites of the Kumbh Mela. The river-side fair at Allahabad is centuries old, but its association with the kumbha myth and a 12-year old cycle dates back to the 19th century. The priests of Prayag borrowed these concepts from the Haridwar Kumbh Mela and applied it to their local Magh Mela, an annual celebration. The Magh Mela probably dates back to the early centuries CE, and has been mentioned in several Puranas.

Shahi Snan (The Royal Bath)

     The Royal Bath or the Shahi Snan or the Rajyogi Snan is the holy bath that is taken by the Saints of different Akharas (religious groups) in the sacred river before any other Hindu pilgrims. It is one of the rituals of the fair that the common people can take the bath in holy rivers, Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati confluence after the holy men in these akharas have taken a dip. The devotees wake up as early as 3 a.m to que up to take their morning bath and wait until the sadhus take the dip and once they are done with their bath then only the common people are allowed to take the dip. The moments of Shahi Snan are definitely worth capturing in the lens, following are the bathing dates for the upcoming Ardh Kumbh Mela: Bathing Dates of Ardh Kumbh Mela 2019.

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