Mythological Significance of celebrating Kumbh Mela

Mythological Significance of celebrating Kumbh Mela

AAO Hostels 0 Comments Monday, August 03, 2015
In The Bhagavata Purana it is told that once there was a war between the demigods (Devas) and the demons (Asuras).

Lord Indra had offended sage Durvasa and so the Devas had lost all their power.


 
The demigods ran to Lord Vishnu, who made an arrangement with the Asuras to Churn the ocean of milk, the  'Ksheer Sagar' to obtain Amrita, the nectar of immortality.
 
During the Samudra manthan or churning of the ocean, several celestial gifts were obtained. Finally, Dhanvantari appeared with the "Amrit kumbh", the jug of nectar.
 
As told in the Vishnu, Brahmananda, Padma and Agni Puranas, as soon as the nectar appeared, Lord Vishnu handed the jug to Garuda, who was to take it to the safety of heaven. 
 
However, in his attempt, which lasted 12 demigod days or 12 human years, he was stopped by the demons at and was forced to place the kumbha of nectar down at Prayag , Ujjain, Nashik, and Haridwar. Some of the nectar spilled at each of these places, sanctifying them forever. 
That is why Kumbh is held every 12 years at these four places.
 
During August-September 2015, Kumbh is being celebrated at Nashik. 
 
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