Kumbh Mela, the largest religious gathering in the world, is held every 12 years in rotation at the four holy places of Haridwar, Allahabad, Ujjain and Nasik. The 2021 Maha Kumbh Mela will be held at Haridwar. It will witness the coming together of millions of pilgrims, accompanied by sadhus and different akharas, to take a dip in the holy River Ganges. The bathing dates for this mega event have already been announced and they are mentioned below.
Haridwar Kumbh Mela
Bathing Dates – 2021
The dates for the Kumbh Mela 2021 in Haridwar have been declared, it will be attended by millions of pilgrims and devotees from India, as well as the world. It will be a momentous occasion, marked by observations of various rituals, traditions and ceremonies. These include mass feeding, religious discussions and devotional singing. Exchange of religious knowledge and scriptures is carried on, while laymen seek blessings of devotees. The size and scale of the event has led it to be included as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.