Kumbh Mela Dates Decided

Kumbh mela dates decided!

How are the Kumbh mela dates decided?
The place where Kumbh Mela should be held and its timings have the foundation of planetary calculations. The Moon (Chandra), Sun (Surya) and Jupiter (Guru) provided unique assistance to Gods in the battle between Gods and demons for protecting the Amrutkumbh, the timeframe of the Kumbh Mela is decided when their specific alignment occurs in the zodiac. The Jupiter (Guru) played a significant role in fighting with the demons, hence its alignment is considered crucial for deciding the place and dates of Kumbh Mela.

हरिद्वारे कुम्भयोगो मेषार्के कुम्भगे गुराै ।

प्रयागे मेषसंस्थेज्ये मकरस्थे दिवाकरे ।।

उज्जयिन्यां च मेषार्के सिंहस्थे च बृहस्पताै ।

सिंहस्थितेज्ये सिंहार्के नाशिके गौतमीतटे ।।

सुधाबिन्दुविनिक्षेपात् कुम्भपर्वेति विश्रुतम् ।।

Meaning :

When Jupiter enters the Aquarius and Sun enters Aries, the Kumbh Mela is held at Haridwar.

When Jupiter enters Aquarius and Sun and Moon enter Capricorn on Magha Amavasya, the Kumbh Mela is held at Prayag (Allahabad).

When Jupiter enters Aquarius, Ujjain gets the honour of holding the Kumbh Mela.

When Sun and Jupiter enter Leo of the zodiac, the Kumbh Mela is held at Tryambakeshwar – Nashik. (Sanatan Sanstha’s Holy text, ‘Glory of the Kumbh Parva’)




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