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Kumbh Mela 2021: Important Dates, Venue, Shahi Snan, Ganga Snan other Details

Kumbh Mela 2021 Dates

Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021 Dates  started on the 14th of January, 2021, and will continue until the 27th of April, 2021. According to the Lunar Calendar, the Mela is from Makar Sankranti (1st day of the Month of Posh) to the 27th of April, 2021 (Chaitra Purnima).

Ganga Shahi Snan

Ritual bathing in the Ganga River is the most important aspect of the Kumbh Mela. Devotees make it a point to try and bathe on the Shahi (Royal) Snan days. This may not always be possible due to huge crowds. There are a number of other auspicious dates for bathing.

Shahi Snan and Ganga Snan –  Bathing Dates for Kumbh 2021

14th January, Thursday

Makar Sankranti

11th February, Thursday

Mauni Amavasya

16th February, Tuesday

Basant Panchami

27th February, Saturday

Maghi Poornima

11th March, Thursday

Mahashivratri - First Shahi Snan

12th April, Monday: Somvati Amamvasya

Second Shahi Snan

13th April, Tuesday

Chaitra Shukla Pratipada

14th April, Wednesday

Baishakhi - Third Shahi Snan

21st April, Wednesday

Ram Navami

27th April, Tuesday

Chaitra Purnima - Fourth Shahi Snan


Kumbh 2021   –  A little different from past Kumbh Melas

  • This year the Kumbh Mela is being held after 11 years instead of the traditional 12 years. This is because of specific auspicious dates due to favourable planetary conjunction with the zodiac (Rashi).
  • Crowd Management –  Since there are restrictions in place due to Covid 19, devotees who wish to bathe on the Shahi Snan dates have to pre-register on the official website and select a particular Ghat. He will be allotted a specific time slot and will be allowed to bathe for 15 minutes only.
  • All ghats and the Mela area have been divided into different zones and will be monitored constantly. As soon as overcrowding is noticed, additional security will be dispatched to that area.
  • Elaborate and fool-proof arrangements have been promised by the authorities. Security, safety and convenience of devotees have been kept in mind.
  • Visitors from all over the world will be coming to take part in this iconic and mystical event. A Kumbh Mela is something that is unique to Sanatan Dharma and is an experience out of the ordinary.

So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and zoom to Haridwar. You will witness something that is as spiritual as it is spectacular. If you miss out there will be a long wait of 12 years before you get a chance again. Remember to follow government guidelines and stay safe!

For more information about Kumbh Mela 2021

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