Kumbh Mela 2013

Maha Kumbh Mela 2013 is planned to start from 14 January at Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. Maha Kumbh mela is one of the most auspicious and venerable event for Hindu devotees which occurs after every 12th years. According to astrologers, the ‘Kumbh Mela’ takes place when the planet Jupiter enters Aquarius and the Sun enters Aries.

Kumbh (Kumbha means pot) Mela (means fair) is a sacred Hindu pilgrimage. Many Devotees and monks come together from all over world to take a dip in holy Ganges River. Millions of Hindu pilgrimage gathering at Sangam (the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati River) in Allahabad. 

kumbh mela 2013

In 2013 from 27th January to 25th February the Maha Kumbh Mela 2013 will be held in Allahabad which take place after every 12th years.

Maha Kumbh Mela 2013 Bathing Dates

BATHING DATESDAYOCCASIONREMARK
14th January 2013SundayMakar SankarntiNot Part of Kumbh Mela dates
27th January 2013SundayPaush Purnima
6th February 2013WednesdayEkadashi Snan
10th February 2013SundayMauni Amavasya SnanMain Bathing Day (Dark moon)
15th February 2013FridayBasant Panchami Snan Fifth day of the new moon
17th February 2013SundayRath Saptami Snan 
18th February 2013MondayBhisma Ashtami Snan Eigth day of the new moon
25th February 2013MondayMaghi Purnima Snan

How to Reach Allahabad 

Allahabad by Air: Allahabad is served by the Allahabad Airport (Bamrauli Air Force Base) and is linked to Delhi and Kolkata by JetLite and Air India Regional. Other larger airports in the vicinity are at Varanasi (Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport 125 km) and Lucknow (Amausi International Airport 238 km). 

Allahabad by Rail: 
Allahabad is the headquarters of the North Central Railway Zone, and is well connected by trains with all major cities in India. 

The major trains between Delhi to Allahabad are: 
• Dibrugarh Rajdhani 2424=12424
• Kolkata Rajdhani 2302=12302
• Patna Rajdhani 2310=12310
• New Delhi Allahabad Duronto 2276=12276
• Poorva Express 2304=12304
• Shiv Ganga Express 2560=12560 

The major trains between Mumbai to Allahabad are: 
• Rajendranagar Janata Express 3202=13202
• Kolkata Mail 2322=12322 
• Pawan Express 1061=11061
• Godaan Express 1055=11055 

The major train between Chennai to Allahabad is: 
• SanghMitra Express 2295=12295 

The major train between Bangalore to Allahabad is: 
• SanghMitra Express 2295=12295 
• Kolkata Rajdhani Express 2301=12301 
• Howrah Jodhpur Express 2307=12307 

The major trains between Guwahati to Allahabad are: 
• Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express 2423=12423 
• Poorvottar Sampark Kranti Express 2501=12501 

Allahabad by Road:
NH2 runs through the middle of the city. NH96 connects to NH28 at Faizabad. Another is NH27 which starts from Allahabad and ends at Mangawan in Madhya Pradesh connecting to NH7. There are other state highways that link Allahabad to all other parts of the country.

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