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Five Reasons to Visit Prayagraj for Kumbh Mela 2019

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Thanks to central and state government’s extraordinary attention and special occasion this year, Kumbh Mela 2019 is going to be a one of the biggest religious carnival of the decade in India. Actually, it is called Ardh Kumbh Mela 2019 Allahabad falls after a gap of every six years and has importance than any other annual Kumbh Mela.

If you are planning to visit at this sacred fair make sure prepare yourself with all the updates and other useful information to reach there and enjoy the every moment without facing any trouble and make the every moment with full of joy and happiness.   

However, if you are not interested to visit there you will miss the fascination of a huge spiritual gathering of people and their culture and maybe not getting the next opportunity again to enjoy such scared fair for the next decade. Hence, before you plan your journey we brought the list of top five reasons why you should visit at Prayagraj for Kumbh Mela 2019 and attend other events know the lifestyle of people living here. 

World’s Largest Hindu Religious Gathering of People at One Place 

As per the government officials, Kumbh Mela 2019 Prayagraj is going to be attended by more than 120 million people from across the globe, and out of which one million will be foreign tourists who are expected to attend the 55 days festival starting from 14th January 2019 and will officially last till 04th March 2019. Though, many Sadhus stay there for few more days.     

It has more Importance than other Kumbhs at Haridwar, Ujjain and Nashik

Apart from Prayagraj (formerly known as Allahabad), annual Kumbh fair is also organized rotation basis every three years at other sacred places Haridwar, Ujjain and Nashik every year but the Ardha (half) Kumbh Mela is held at gap of every six years in only Prayagraj and Haridwar which is located in Uttarakhand.

Though the Purna Kumbh which is also called Maha Kumbh is organized only in Prayagraj comes after every 12 years and as per the calendar schedule, the next Maha Kumbh will be held in 2025 in Prayagraj again.

Watch the Video below to know more about Magh Mela at Prayagraj

Kumbh Mela in Haridwar, is organised on the banks of river Ganga and in Ujjain and Nashik, it is organised on the banks of Godavari and Shipra rivers.

While Kumbh Mela 2019 Allahabad is organized at the confluence of three of the holiest rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. If the holy dip is taken on special days it has more importance which is also called Shahi Snaan.

Also Read: Kumbh Mela 2019 Bathing Dates for Shahi Snaan

As per Hindu scriptures it has been believed that taking a holy dip in Sangam during Kumbh not only wash your sins but also promotes spiritual growth, health, emotional strength and puts you on the path to liberation or Moksha.

Special Arrangements for Allahabad Kumbh Mela 2019 Preparation

To manage such huge crowd, city administration and government has made special arrangements for people visiting here. For Allahabad Kumbh Mela 2019 Preparation government has made special arrangements like building temporary bridges, 600 mass kitchens to cook and feed visitors, constructed more than 100,000 portable toilets, and vast tents for sleeping thousands of pilgrims at a time with comforts.

Allahabad Kumbh Mela 2019 Preparation Key Highlights:

  • 40,700 LED Lights Installed.
  • 5 Lac Vehicles Parking Facilities.
  • 250 Km Road has been Reconstructed.
  • 800 Special Trains for Prayagraj City.
  • 20,000 Litterbins has been Installed.
  • 20,000 people capacity Doss house Built.  
  • Renovations and Developments of New Hospitals.    
  • 22 New Bridges on Ganga and Yamuna River.
  • 1000 CCTV Cameras for round-the-clock Monitoring.

An Opportunity to Worship the Ancient Holy Tree of Akshayavat

After inauguration by India PM, this time state government has done special arrangements for visitation of ancient holy tree called Akshayavat which was earlier not allowed since last 450 years for common people. Akshayavat or Akshay Vat is actually a prehistoric banyan tree or a sacred fig tree standing here along with ‘Sarasvati Koop’ which is also worshiped here.

The importance of this tree is that, as per the Hindu mythology, once the sage Markandeya asked Lord Narayana to show him a example of the divine power. Narayana flooded the entire world for a moment, during which only the Akshayavat is the thing was not submerged and can be seen above the water level. So, this time you will get the chance to worship Akshayavat and get the blessing from world’s most divine tree.

Enjoy the Laser Light Show, Cultural Events, Tourist walk and Food Court

In addition to these customary rituals and formal visitation you can also attend various cultural heritage and artistic events like Laser light show, thematic gates, tourist walk and Waterways in the bank of Ganga River or around the city of Prayagraj. Moreover, various cultural programs, satsangs will be also organized from time to time.      

Furthermore, Naga Sadhus are also one of the major centers of attraction at Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj. These saints stay there in special get-ups like completely naked bodies, matted hair and smeared with holy ash wearing garlands or Rudraksh Mala and sitting near the bonfire to keep themselves warm living completely a different lifestyle from others.

They also carry an ewer and trident that are crowned with human skulls to look more attractive in the whole crowd. Make sure don’t laugh or make of fun of these Naga Sadhus, as they take it very negatively and react with unfavorable action like curse you immediately or abuse in acceptable language. I hope you will not do any such undesirable action to spoil your journey making this sacred visitation trouble-free and enjoyable. For more Information and latest updates or events about Kumbh Mela, visit at official website Kumbh 2019.

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How to Make Simple Rangoli Designs for Diwali: Videos

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Diwali, or auspiciously said Deepavali is one the highly notable festivals in India celebrated with full of happiness and entertainment by all levels of people in society across the India. After cleaning their houses people usually light up their houses with bulbs, diyas electric lightings, fresh flowers, and attractive decorative items to make their house look more good-looking and sacred.

Rangoli is a popular folk art and one of the parts of decoration that is traditionally made by women or ladies of the house with Diwali rangoli designs on the day of Diwali to welcome goddess Lakshmi who visits every house on that data and at the same time make their house’s entrance gate look more beautiful and colorful. As per the different culture and lifestyle, it is known with different names in different part of our country. In the south, it is known as Kolam, while in West Bengal it is famous as Alpona.

Rangoli is made with rice powder, colors, candles, diyas other decorative materials to make it look more beautiful and colorful. If you are looking for latest rangoli design for Diwali 2018 that can be simply made without too much time and efforts you can find below videos of such beautiful simple rangoli design for Diwali and create the same with few simple steps.

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Why Kumbh Mela is famous in Allahabad: Video & Bathing Dates 2019

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Kumbh Mela 2019 Bathing Dates to take Holy Dip in River Ganga at Allahabad

The Ardh Kumbh Mela in 2019 will be started from the auspicious day Makar Sankranti (14th January 2019) and will continue till the Maha Shivaratri (4th March 2019).

List of Shahi Snan Kumbh Mela 2019 and Auspicious Bathing Dates:

  • 1st Shahi Snan (Makar Sankranti) – 14/15 January 2019
  • Paush Purnima – 21st January 2019
  • Paush Ekadashi Snaan – 31st January 2019
  • 2nd Shahi Snan – Mauni Amavasya (Main Royal Bath) – 04 February 2019
  • 3rd Shahi Snan (Basant Panchami) – 10 February 2019
  • Maghi Ekadashi – 16 February 2019
  • Maghi Poornima – 19 February 2019
  • Maha Shivaratri – 04 March 2019
Also Read: Five Reasons to Visit Prayagraj for Kumbh Mela 2019

Watch the video to know why Kumbh Mela is celebrated in Prayagraj or Allahabad City. Also, know how many people gather during this festive season and what are facilities available here.

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