Hindus largest congregation on the Earth ‘Ujjain Simhastha 2016,’ (Kumbha Mela) organized in every 12 years, finally concludes with millions of devotees taking holy dip in the sacred river of Kshipra in ancient and religious city of Ujjain.
In month-long festival, hundreds of thousand believers and spectators coverage from several parts of the world not to just take holy dip (Snan) at the ghats of Kshipra river, but to witness one of the greatest incidents in human history, and the waves spirituality sweeping the Nation.
The Mela is more exclusively known for Naga Sadhus, who after remaining imperceptible from world in deep glaciers of Himalaya for 12 years, gather for royal bath at various akharas at banks of river in hundreds of thousands.
Such a massive gathering at one place is in itself an epitome in the world of management, revealing the mind-boggling organizing capacity of India, where population of more than any European country gathers every day, in an unbelievable uncluttered way.
In Hindu mythology taking holy dip at any of the Kumbha Mela once in a lifetime is revered as most sacred event, believed to relinquish people from all worldly sins.
Simhasth Kumbh is one of the four ‘Kumbh Melas’ celebrated by biggest spiritual gathering on the Planet. Simhasth Kumbh Mela is based on the celestial line-up of Planets and the Signs of the Zodiac, which occurs every 12 years.
‘Kumbh’ in its literal English translation means ‘Pot’, which emerged from ‘Samudra Manthan‘(Churning of the Ocean) between Gods and Devils and the term ‘Mela‘ signifies’Fair’.
Kumbh Mela is held at four places in India i.e Haridwar, Prayag (Allahabad), Ujjain and Nasik. At Haridwar it is held at banks of holy river of Ganges, while it is organized at confluence of Ganges, Yamuna and spiritual (underground) river Sarswati in Allahabad. In Nasik and Ujjain Kumbh is held at sacred river Godawari and Kshipra respectively.
At Ujjain, Kumbh Mela is specifically called ‘Simhasth Kumbh Mahaparv’ because the Sun (in Sanskrit Surya) is in the zodiac Aries (‘Mesh’ in Sanskrit) and the Jupiter (Brahaspati in Sanskrit) is in the zodiac Leo (in Sanskrit ‘Simha’) when it takes place. There are ten unique and uncommon yogs which exist and facilitate the organizing of Simhasth Kumbh Mahaparv.
The periodical event has also socio-cultural significance in Indian (Hindustani) civilization, where since ancient times, Sadhus and Spirituals Gurus assemble for one month in intensive brainstorming cogitating séance for the conscious and emergence of humanity and world. The gathering assembles in every 3 years during Kumbh Mela at one of the places by rotation, for reassessing the amelioration of ideas churned out for welfare of humanity before meeting at Kumbh gathering on 12th year.