Kumbh Mela: Upcoming important bathing dates

Last Updated: Monday, April 5, 2010 - 18:41

Bathing or Snan at Holy Ganga is one of the most important religious activities for Hindu devotees aiming to liberate themselves from worldly sins. Below listed are the, most auspicious holy bathing dates at the Kumbh Mela 2010 Haridwar.

  • April 14, 2010: Amavasya or Krishna Paksha : The no moon night in the month of Vaisakh ( termed as first month of year according to Hindu Calendar year) is the festival of Vata Savitri Vratam. It is a fast day observed by all Hindu married women for their husbands’ good health and longevity.
  • April 28, 2010: Vaishakha Purnima : The full moon night, last auspicious bathing date of the Kumbh Mela festival at Haridwar marks the three major event of Lord Buddha’s life: His birth, enlightenment and death.
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  • March 30, 2010: Chaitra Purnima Snan : The full moon night of Chaitra month is particularly sacred to the Chitra Guptas ( the recording angels of the Hindu pantheon). A special worship is offered to these celestial representative of the god of deadth, and an offering of spiced rice is prepared and later distributed as prasad.
  • March 24, 2010: Ram Navami : A famous Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of their Lord Ram who was the significance of Lord Vishnu (Hari) in earth. It is auspicious to undertake a fast on this day in the name of Ram.
  • March 15, 2010: Somvati Amavasya : The no moon day on a Monday is such an auspicious event that the river Ganga, the divine cosmos, along with all the revered pilgrimages on this earth, shower exceptional spiritual benediction on anyone who performs worship, or meditation on this auspicious day. The significance of this day is equivalent to the auspiciousness of a Solar Eclipse.
  • February 12 to 13, 2010: Mahashivratri – Pratham Shahi Snan : This is the great night of Lord Shiva and the Naked one, from whose dreadlocks the Ganges flows. He married parvati, daughter of Himalayas on this day.
  • January 30, 2010: Magh purnima : This is the full moon in the month of Magha ( January – February). Winters is a memory and the moon shines over the holy river,
  • January 20, 2010: Vasant Panchami : Vasant Panchami is also called as the fifth day of the bright half of the lunar month and is the beginning of spring in North India. It’s the day when people prayed to God for a good bumper harvest.
  • January 15, 2010: Mauni Amavasya and Surya Grahan : This phase of bathing could also be said as “ New Moon of the Saints”. For the holy men and women this is a main bathing day where they participated in gilded and naked procession.
  • January 14, 2010: Makar Sankranti : As per the Hindu mythology, the sun enters the constellation of Capricorn on this day, which is also the first bathing date of Hardwar Maha Kumbh.


  • First Published: Monday, April 5, 2010 - 18:41

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