Haridar Kumbh Mela 2021



Haridwar Maha Kumbh Mela is going to be held in January 2021 in Haridwar. Kumbh is the largest religious congregation celebrated by millions of Hindu pilgrims from all across the world. Bathing dates of Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021 have already been announced. Haridwar is one of the 4 sites of Kumbh fair and others are Prayagraj, formerly known as Allahabad, Nasik and Ujjain. Kumbh is significant to Hindus. Main event of the fair is bathing. Devotees come here and take part in bathing along with millions of other Hindu Pilgrims. The next Kumbh mela will start on 14th January 2021. The First Sahi Snan (Bathing) will take place on 11th March 2021. Please find below all the Sahi Snan dates and others bathing dates on auspicious days during the Kumbh Mela. The event will last until 27th of April 2021.

Kumbh Mela derives its name from the immortal - Pot of Nectar - described in ancient Vedic scriptures known as the Puranas. Kumbha in Sanskrit language means 'pot or pitcher’. Mela means 'festival'. Thus Kumbh Mela literally means festival of the pot. Or in this case a festival celebrating the appearance of the pot of nectar.

The ancient origin of Kumbh Mela is described in the time-honored Vedic literatures of India as having evolved from the bygone Days of the universe when the demigods and the demons conjointly produced the nectar of immortality. It is said that the demigods and the demons assembled on the shore of the milk ocean that lies in the celestial region of the cosmos. The demigods and the demons made a plan to churn the milk ocean to produce the nectar of immortality. They then agreed to share the nectar equally once it was produced.

For the task of churning the milk ocean, the Mandara Mountain was used as the churning rod, and Vasuki, the king of serpents, becam the rope for churning. As the churning began, the Mandara Mountain began to sink deep into the ocean, at which time Vishnu incarnated as a great tortoise and supported the mountain on His back. With the demigods at Vasuki’s tail and the demons at his head, they churned the milk ocean for one thousand years.

The churning of the milk ocean first produced a deadly poison which Shiva drank without being affected. As Shiva drank the poison, a few drops fell from his hands and were licked up by scorpions, snakes, and similar other deadly crea¬tures. After Shiva drank the poison, numerous opulent items were produced. First a surabhi cow appeared, who could yield unlimited quantities of milk. A white horse named Uccaihsrava was then produced, as well as a white elephant named Airavata. Then a valuable gem called the Kaustubha-mani appeared.

Next came the apsaras, beautiful dancing girls, and a host of other wonderful things appeared from the milk ocean. At last a male person named Dhanvantari appeared carrying the pot of immortal nectar in His hands. Seeing Dhanvantari with the pot of nectar, both the demigods and demons became anxious. The demigods, being fearful of what would happen if the demons drank their share of the nectar of immortality, forcibly seized the pot.

Wherever the demigods went with the pot of nectar, fierce fighting ensued. In an endeavor to keep the nectar from falling into the hands of the demons, the demigods hid it in four places on the earth, Prayag (Allahabad), Hardwar, Ujjain, and Nasik. At each of the hiding places, a drop of immortal nectar spilled from the pot and landed on the earth. These four places are since believed to have acquired mystical power.

Eventually, the demons overtiful woman, Mohini-murti, and approached the demons. When the demons saw the charming beauty of Mohini-murti, they lost all composure. Seeing Her slender hips, raised breasts, and pleasing smile, the demons completely forgot about drinking the nectar of immortality. While the demons were thus bewildered by Her beauty, Mohini-murti seized the nectar and returned it to the demigods, who drank it immediately.

About Haridwar

The ancient town of Haridwar , or the door of Hari is another name of Lord Vishnu, is also called Hardwar, or the door of Shiva, Lord of the mountains.the town lives because of its holy river.Great old, balconied mansions rise from its landing steps, the ghats.Since the vast majority of pilgrims want to immerse themselves in the water, the ghats at Haridwar

are elaborate structures which not only line the banks but also thrust into the river, dividing it into a number of channels. These become particularly crowded during major festivals such as the Kumbh held every 12 year.Crowds also mass every evening around the Har-ki-Pauri ghat for the evocative Aarti which can be seen from both banks of the ghats.Crowds also queue up to take the cable car ride to the top of the two hills crowded with the temples of Chandrika Devi and Mansa Devi. Both deties are aspects of the Mother Goddess.Their temples offer excellent eagles’eye views of the riverine town.A canal fed by the river splits into two and both the river and the canal water the Chilla Sancuary.

Religious Importance of Kumbh Mela

The festival is religiously most important for the Hindus. At every Kumbh occassion, millions of Hindus take part in the celebrations. During 2003 Kumbh at Haridwar, more than 10 millions devoteed gathered at the site. Saints, priests, and yogis from all corners of India, gathered to participate in Kumbh. Haridwar is considered very holy, due to the fact that Ganga enter plains from mountains here itself.


Kumbh Mela derives its name from the immortal - Pot of Nectar - described in ancient Vedic scriptures known as the Puranas. Kumbha in Sanskrit language means pot or pitcher. Mela means 'festival'. Thus Kumbh Mela literally means festival of the pot. Or in this case a festival celebrating the appearance of the pot of nectar.

The ancient origin of Kumbh Mela is described in the time-honored Vedic literatures of India as having evolved from the bygone Days of the universe when the demigods and the demons conjointly produced the nectar of immortality. It is said that the demigods and the demons assembled on the shore of the milk ocean that lies in the celestial region of the cosmos. The demigods and the demons made a plan to churn the milk ocean to produce the nectar of immortality. They then agreed to share the nectar equally once it was produced.

For the task of churning the milk ocean, the Mandara Mountain was used as the churning rod, and Vasuki, the king of serpents, became the rope for churning. As the churning began, the Mandara Mountain began to sink deep into the ocean, at which time Vishnu incarnated as a great tortoise and supported the mountain on His back. With the demigods at Vasuki tail and the demons at his head, they churned the milk ocean for one thousand years.

The churning of the milk ocean first produced a deadly poison which Shiva drank without being affected. As Shiva drank the poison, a few drops fell from his hands and were licked up by scorpions, snakes, and similar other deadly crea¬tures. After Shiva drank the poison, numerous opulent items were produced. First a surabhi cow appeared, who could yield unlimited quantities of milk. A white horse named Uccaihsrava was then produced, as well as a white elephant named Airavata. Then a valuable gem called the Kaustubha-mani appeared.

Next came the apsaras, beautiful dancing girls, and a host of other wonderful things appeared from the milk ocean. At last a male person named Dhanvantari appeared carrying the pot of immortal nectar in his hands. Seeing Dhanvantari with the pot of nectar, both the demigods and demons became anxious. The demigods, being fearful of what would happen if the demons drank their share of the nectar of immortality, forcibly seized the pot.

Wherever the demigods went with the pot of nectar, fierce fighting ensued. In an endeavor to keep the nectar from falling into the hands of the demons, the demigods hid it in four places on the earth, Prayag (Allahabad), Hardwar, Ujjain, and Nasik. At each of the hiding places, a drop of immortal nectar spilled from the pot and landed on the earth. These four places are since believed to have acquired mystical power.

Eventually, the demons overtiful woman, Mohini-murti, and approached the demons. When the demons saw the charming beauty of Mohini-murti, they lost all composure. Seeing Her slender hips, raised breasts, and pleasing smile, the demons completely forgot about drinking the nectar of immortality. While the demons were thus bewildered by Her beauty, Mohini-murti seized the nectar and returned it to the demigods, who drank it immediately


Bathing Dates / Sahi Snan Dates of Haridwar Kumbh Mela/Fair 2021




14 January 2021 - Makar Sankranti (Snan)

11 February 2021 - Mauni Amavasya (Snan)

16 February 2021 - Basant Panchami (Snan)

27 February 2021 - Magh Poornima

11 March 2021 - Maha Shivratri (Shahi Snan)

12 April 2021 - Somvati Amamvasya (Shahi Snan)

14 April 2021 - Baisakhi (Shahi Snan)

21 April 2021 - Ram Navami (Snan)

27 April 2021 - Chaitra Purnima (Shahi Snan)

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