Kumbh Mela is one of the holy festivals of India and is organised at a big scale. According to scholars, Gods and demons were fighting over the nectar. Lord Vishnu flew away with the pot of nectar. He spilled drops of nectar at four different places. These were Hardwar, Nasik, Ujjain and Prayag. All these places celebrate the famous Kumbh melas.
The celebration of Kumbh Mela depends on the position of Jupiter [Brhaspati] and sun. When Sun is in Aries [Mesh Rashi] and Jupiter in Aquarius, Kumb Mela is celebrated in Haridwar. When Jupiter is in Taurus [Vrishabha Rashi] and the Sun is in Capricorn [Makar Rashi], then Kumbh mela is celebrated at Prayag. Kumbh Mela is celebrated in Ujjain when Jupiter and the Sun are in Scorpio [Vrishchik Rashi]. When Jupiter and the sun fall on Leo [Singh Rashi], then Kumbh Mela is celebrated at Trimbakeshwar in Nasik.
Kumbh Mela is celebrated with great pomp and show. Crowd became crazy. The scenario of the fare is breathtaking. Devotees gather and perform several rites and rituals. Several ceremonies are performed. These are religious discussions, devotional singing, and mass feeding of holy men and women and poor. Bathing is the most sacred event. This occurs at the bank of river in towns where Kumbh is celebrated.
Kumbh Mela Celebrations at Trimbakeshwar
Kumbh Mela is celebrated at Trimbakeshwar in Nashik which is in Maharashtra. Trimbakeshwar is a holy town of Nasik. One of the famous twelve Jyotirlingas is Triyambakeshwar Jyotirlinga temple is situated there. Kumbh Mela in Nasik is celebrated once in every twelve years and is known as Sinhasta.
According to mythology and epics, drops of Amrita [nectar] fell at Godavari River in Nasik. Lord Vishnu flew from earth to heaven after Samudra Manthan. Hence forth, the place is considered sacred and it is of great importance amongst Hindus. In lunar month of Magh, Sun and Jupiter move to Leo [Singh Rashi]. Kumbh Mela is held at Trimbakeshwar in Nasik. The fair is celebrated with full passion and eagerness in Nasik. There are millions of pilgrims who wash their sins in holy river of Godavari. The two bathing Ghats including Ramkund and Kushavarta for the holy reservoirs are for the most faithful believers. These are the thousands of sadhus, holy men and millions of pilgrims. They all take dips in holy River Godavari on the specific date and at specific time. The administration is aware of dates. The administration arranges all accommodations and other facilities for all pilgrims who come from all walks of life. The panorama of this festive season is worth watching.