Ardhakumbh mela 2019 in Prayagraj

Kumbh mela - this year being held at Prayagraj from the 15th January to 31st March

Kumbh mela, by far India’s most revered and sacred festival, is now also inscribed by the UNESCO as the intangible cultural heritage of humanity. Tens of millions of devotees attend the purna kumbh mela that takes place every 12 years in Prayagraj, Haridwar, Nashik-Triyambakeshwar and Ujjain. Apart from this, the maha kumbh takes place after 12 kumbh mela festivals or (approximately) after 144 years and the ardhakumbh mela takes place every six years between the two purna kumbh festivals in Prayagraj and Haridwar.

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