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Kumbh Mela 2021 First Shahi Snan [Mahashivratri]

Greatest Show on Earth 

The countdown to The Greatest Show on Earth’ has ended and Kumbh Mela 2021 has commenced in Haridwar. It will go on from 14th January ‘21 to 20th April ‘21 (Makar Sankranti to Chaitra Purnima). This event takes place every 12 years when the planets are in particular conjunction. At this time  Jupiter is in Aquarius, the Sun in  Aries, and the Moon in Sagittarius. 

How did the Kumbh Melas start?

After the Samudra Manthan, the Devas and Asuras fought over the pot of nectar (Amrit) of immortality. Seeing this Lord Vishnu’s divine mount Garuda flew away with the pot (Kumbh). While doing this four drops of Amrit fell at four places on Earth – Haridwar, Prayagraj, Nashik, and Ujjain. Thereafter the Kumbh Melas came to be held at these places in sync with planetary movement. 

Kumbh Mela 2021 First Shahi Snan 

The first of the four Shahi Snans is on Thursday, the 11th of March, 2021.

Maha Kumbh Mela 2021: Shahi Snan and Ganga Snan or the main bathing dates

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

Sadhus – The soul of Kumbh Mela

Sadhus from different Akhadas are the soul of Kumbh. During Kumbh, a sea of Sadhus will descend upon Haridwar. They can be seen clad in saffron robes wearing Rudraksha Malas and smeared with holy ash. In their hands are Damrus, Kamandals, and Trishul. Some ride-on elaborate gold and silver chariots. Some can be seen on elephants and camels. It is a sight that is indelibly inscribed in memory.


There are 13 principle Akhadas in India, each with its own rules and regulations. Prominent among these are the Nagas, Urdhva Vahurs, Parivrajaka (‘Maunis’), Shirshasanis, and Kalpavasis.


Maa Ganga and Bathing Ghats 

Rivers are an integral part of Sanatan Dharma. Rivers are considered to be mothers. All Kumbh Melas are held on the banks of rivers. Here in Haridwar, there are numerous bathing ghats on the banks of Maa Ganga. Some of the more important ghats are – Har ki Pauri, Ashthi Pravat ghat, Gau ghat, Sapt Sarovar Kshetra ghat, Sarvanand ghat, Kangra ghat, Ganesh ghat, Sati ghat, Daksheshwar ghat, and Sita ghat. 

Government and Administrative support

The government of India and the local administration has made elaborate arrangements for the smooth functioning of Kumbh Mela. Security, Sanitation, and health, Visitor’s facilities are in place. The administration is fully geared to handle day to day activities and all kinds of emergencies.

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