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Simhastha Kumbh Mela

Simhastha Kumbh Mela

Simhastha Kumbh Mela is believed to be one of the most sacred Hindu festivals in India. This is due to the significant importance given to the origin of river Godavari in several Puranas. Godavari is the second largest river in India.

Kumbh Mela is the largest gathering as millions of people attend the event. Nashik Kumbh Mela began on July 14. It will end on September 25, 2015. Kumbh Parva or Kumbh Mela is celebrated at Trimbakeshwar in Maharashtra where River Godavari is originated. It is believed that here Gautami Ganga was named as Goda.

Among the twelve Jyotirlingas, the Jyotirlinga at Trimbakeshwar is considered one of the most significant places as it is enshrined with saints, sadhus and Akharas of Mahanta’s.

The banks of Godavari are holy, yet three places are believed as more auspicious by devotees: Trimbakeshwar where River Godavari originates, Nanded, the Intermediate and Rajahmundry where the River joins Ocean with seven faces.

There are certain auspicious days to take a holy dip or bath during this Kumbh Mela. August 26 is Shravan Shudha Pratham. It is an auspicious day for first snan (bath). August 29 is Shravan Shudha Purnima and is a propitious day for first shahi snan. September 13 is Bhadrapad Krushna Amavasya Dwitiya, a favorable day for second shahi snan. September 18 is Bhadrapad Rushipanchami Dwitiya, a promising day for third shahi snan and September 25 Bhadrapad is Shukla Vaman Dwadashi Tritiya is an auspicious day to have a holy bath.

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